House OKs Outman bill prohibiting sale of e-cigarettes to minors

Bill bans sale, use of all components to those under 18 The Michigan House today approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Rick Outman prohibiting the sale to or use of electronic cigarettes by people under age 18. Outman, R-Six Lakes, said House Bill 4997 requires stores selling vapor cigarettes and their components to post signs…

Rep. Lauwers: Roadside saliva test eliminated from drugged driving bills

Legislation to protect Michigan motorists from repeat drugged drivers will not include the use of a roadside saliva test for controlled substances under legislation amended this morning by the House Judiciary Committee. House Bills 5383-85, introduced by Rep. Dan Lauwers, help keep dangerous motorists off Michigan streets by ensuring immediate jail time for repeat offenders…

Michigan House approves Lauwers bill to help improve roads and bridges

The Michigan House this afternoon overwhelmingly approved a sweeping transportation improvement plan that will pump at least an additional $500 million annually to fix Michigan roads and bridges, announced state Rep. Dan Lauwers. The plan calls for structural changes in the state’s transportation funding, focusing on increased efficiency to increase road funding to a minimum of…

Rep. Glardon votes in favor of major road improvement plan in House

The Michigan House today overwhelmingly approved a sweeping transportation improvement plan that makes more efficient use of taxpayer dollars, which will pump an additional $500 million annually to fix Michigan roads and bridges, state Rep. Ben Glardon announced. The plan, which was approved with bipartisan support, calls for structural changes in the state’s transportation funding,…

Farrington looks forward to meeting with local residents

State Rep. Jeff Farrington today announced he will be available to meet with local residents of the 30th House District throughout the months of May and June. “These informal meetings are a great way for me to talk with and receive feedback from local residents,” said Farrington, R-Utica. “It’s always important to meet with constituents,…

Howrylak: Bi-Partisan roads package passes the House

State Representative Martin Howrylak voted to approve a bi-partisan bill package to increase road funding and improve infrastructure in Michigan. The “Build Better Roads” package provides $450 million for road funding this year, and $500 million in annual long-term funding. “This transportation package was achieved through bi-partisan efforts in response to public support for better…

House approves reform plan to help fix Michigan’s roads and bridges

The Michigan House today overwhelmingly approved a plan that will significantly improve the damaged roads and bridges across the state, announced state Rep. Dale Zorn, R- Ida. The plan will make up for years of underfunding for transportation by pumping $500 million annually into roads and bridges fixes. The plan calls for structural changes in…

House committee hears testimony on bill package to compensate injured Delphi employees

The House Commerce Committee today heard testimony on a bipartisan package of bills to allow injured workers from bankrupt Delphi Company to receive their workers’ compensation benefits, announced state Rep. Brad Jacobsen. House Bills 5478-5490 will provide guidelines on how to properly handle workers’ compensation for previous Delphi Company employees. HB 5489, sponsored by Rep….

Rep. Glardon helps honor Pere Marquette restoration

State Rep. Ben Glardon today honored the Michigan State Trust for Railway Preservation for receiving the 2014 Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation for its restoration of the Pere Marquette Steam Locomotive No. 1225 in Owosso. Glardon presented the group with a special legislative resolution today at the Capitol in honor of its award. “The locomotive…