Kahle’s plan to expand acupuncture signed into law

State Rep. Bronna Kahle’s measure to convert the current registration requirement for acupuncturists to licensure has been signed into law. Kahle’s plan requires the minimum level of state regulation considered necessary to protect the public and applies the same standards of training and certification used in the 46 states that already license acupuncture. The Michigan…

Rep. Hall: House approves budget plan cleaning up governor’s budget mess

State Rep. Matt Hall (R-Marshall) and the Michigan House this week overwhelmingly approved measures to reverse many of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s budget vetoes – a key step in the effort to restore funding for K-12 students, public safety, health care, veterans and other vital initiatives. Whitmer vetoed nearly $1 billion in Legislature-approved funding when she…

Rep. Miller sets local office hours for December

State Rep. Aaron Miller, of Sturgis, today announced an in-district office hours location for the month of December. “The best part of my position is gathering input from those I represent,” Rep. Miller said. “I hope you will join me for a discussion on legislative priorities for the coming year.” Rep. Miller will be available…

Paquette, House approve plan to restore critical funding vetoed by Whitmer

State Rep. Brad Paquette on Wednesday joined the state House in approving a plan to restore funding for vital government programs vetoed by Gov. Whitmer. The governor vetoed nearly $1 billion in Legislature-approved funding when she signed the budget plan for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1. The House plan approved today would restore…

Rep. Bollin: Michigan House votes to protect students, vulnerable residents

Legislator continues fight to reverse funding cuts Rep. Ann Bollin voted with the state House to reverse the governor’s cuts to education, public safety and several other programs helping Michigan’s most vulnerable residents. A measure sponsored by Bollin – restoring $600,000 to form a grant program to help community organizations establish or expand support services…

Rep. Bellino: Michigan House votes to restore funding for opioid recovery, autism intervention, school safety and several other programs

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe on Wednesday voted with the state House to reverse the governor’s budget cuts and restore funding for opioid recovery support, autism intervention, school safety and several other important programs helping Michigan’s most vulnerable residents. “The governor vetoed this funding in an attempt to strong arm the Legislature into approving…

Rep. O’Malley, state House approve plan to restore vetoed funding

Legislator: People want a completed budget, not more bickering State Rep. Jack O’Malley, of Lake Ann, this week joined the Michigan House of Representatives in the passage of a plan to restore budget funding vetoed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer earlier this year. The governor vetoed nearly $1 billion in Legislature-approved funding when she signed the…