Rep. Daire Rendon to host local office hours

State Rep. Daire Rendon of Lake City plans to sponsor local office hours for the month of June. Office hours give residents the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the representative and discuss any questions, concerns, or input they may have. The representative will be available at the following times and locations: Friday, June 9 Crawford…

Rep. Griffin hosts district office hours

State Rep. Beth Griffin today announced she will meet with residents of southwest Michigan during scheduled office hours at the end of the month. Griffin, of Mattawan, said she will provide a legislative update and discuss ideas and concerns people may have about state government. The office hours take place at the following times and…

Public Service Commission hears from Van Buren County residents

Rep. Beth Griffin on Monday attended a Michigan Public Service Commission hearing on the future of nuclear power in southwest Michigan. The Michigan Public Service Commission is deciding whether to allow Consumers Energy and Entergy to terminate their power purchase agreement early.  Commissioners Sally Talberg, Norm Saari and Rachel Eubanks hosted two sessions of hearings…

Rep. Iden announces economic grant to create 45 jobs

State Rep. Brandt Iden today announced a $500,000 performance-based grant from the Michigan Strategic Fund has been awarded to Zoetis LLC, a global leader in animal health pharmaceuticals. The company is investing $64.5 million to renovate its global manufacturing and supply facilities and to add production capacity in the cities of Kalamazoo and Portage.  The…

Starkweather Academy with Rep. Noble

Rep. Noble visits Starkweather Academy at Fiegel

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Jeff Noble of Plymouth (center) met with Plymouth-Canton Schools Superintendent Monica Merritt (left) and Starkweather Principal Kevin Lane to tour their facilities and learn more about their programs. Starkweather is an alternative high school that has been successful because of their ability to allow students to tailor their educational goals to…

Rep. Barrett public safety legislation signed into law

Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Tom Barrett, which makes it a felony punishable by up to five years incarceration and a $10,000 fine to point a directed energy device at planes or trains, was signed into law on Tuesday. “When you consider pilots and train operators can be temporarily blinded, along with navigation systems being…

Rep. Marino introduces campaign finance bills to increase accountability

Legislation eliminates cash contributions, petty cash funds State Rep. Steve Marino, of Harrison Township, today introduced legislation to remove cash transactions from political campaigns, a reform that will ensure a written record is available for all transactions. Current law allows campaign committees to accept contributions made in cash up to $20 and make cash payments…

Rep. Calley announces winners of district photo contest

State Rep. Julie Calley of Portland today welcomed Troy Bailey to Lansing to unveil his winning photo submission in a photo contest, the winner’s photo will hang in Rep. Calley’s state office.  Bailey, of Freeport, was presented with a tribute in recognition of his talent. Rep. Calley also chose photos from six runners up to…

Rep. Tedder announces in-district office hours for May

State Rep. Jim Tedder of Clarkston will host two open office hours for residents in the month of May. Monday, May 15 at Great Lakes Family Restaurant, 5834 Highland Road in Waterford Township from 7 to 8:30 a.m.; and Friday, May 26 at Leo’s Coney, 6325 Sashabaw Road in the Village of Clarkston from 4…

Rep. Bellino invites residents to May office hours

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe will host office hours during May to meet with residents in Monroe and Wayne counties. “I look forward to the opportunity to meet with community members face-to-face and hear their input about the district and state as a whole,” Rep. Bellino said. Rep. Bellino will meet with residents at…

House committee hears testimony to improve pet protections

State Rep. Tommy Brann, of Wyoming, testified before the House Law and Justice Committee Tuesday in support of his legislation to improve protections for companion and family pets. “Pets are a crucial part of many Michigan families, often like children and close friends,” Brann said. “As a pet lover myself, I believe justice and fairness…