Rep. Daley invites residents to March office hours

Rep. Kevin Daley, R-Lum, is hosting office hours in March to give residents of the 82nd District a chance to meet with him and discuss state or local issues. “Meeting with constituents is a great way for state representatives to stay informed to what issues are on the minds of residents,” Daley said. “Listening to…

Weekend educational opportunities in Clawson with State Rep. Martin Howrylak

State Rep. Martin Howrylak is hosting a Senior Brigade event Friday, Feb. 21. The event held in conjunction with the Attorney General’s office will focus on online safety, including basic computer security measures and avoiding online scams. A light lunch will be served. All residents of the 41st District are invited to come about online…

Kesto town hall focuses on how to appeal property taxes

State Rep. Klint Kesto today announced a property tax workshop for residents needing assistance with appealing their property tax assessment. Kesto, R-Commerce Township, said the workshop will take place Monday, Feb. 24 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Commerce Township Public Library, 2869 N. Pontiac Trail in Commerce Township. “This workshop is designed to…

House approves Forlini bill adding transparency to robo-calls

Lawmaker: Voters deserve to know the source The Michigan House today unanimously approved legislation authored by state Rep. Anthony Forlini requiring the sponsor of issue ads and robo-calls to clearly identify themselves during an election period. Forlini, R-Harrison Township, said House Bill 5222 requires sponsor identification from 60 days prior to a primary election through…

Bills protect firearms owner privacy

Firearms owners’ private information would be shielded from Freedom of Information Act requests under legislation currently being considered in the Michigan House. State Rep. Ed McBroom was among six legislators giving testimony today to the House Judiciary Committee on House Bills 4155 and 5324-5329. McBroom is the sponsor of HB 5326, which addresses bar or…

LaFontaine calls upon Congress to help stop Asian carp threat

State Rep. Andrea LaFontaine, chair of the House Natural Resources Committee, today introduced two resolutions urging congressional lawmakers to take immediate steps to help stop the Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes. Earlier this week, LaFontaine hosted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in a joint committee meeting to discuss the growing threat. “We…

Reducing auto insurance rates for Michigan families

Michigan families struggle to pay auto insurance premiums Auto insurance costs are significantly higher than other states because of inflexible mandates and the resulting expenses. Legislative inaction to address skyrocketing costs and an inefficient claims process must be remedied to help all residents of Michigan. House Republicans have focused on identifying the cost drivers that have…

Bipartisan package strikes the ‘R-word’ from Michigan laws

An eight-bill legislative package introduced today would remove the words “mentally retarded” and “mental retardation” from all Michigan laws and replaces them with people-first language that is more respectful and inclusive. House Bills 5345 – 5352 put Michigan in line with all but six other states that have removed the word from their law books….

Bipartisan package strikes the ‘R-word’ from Michigan laws

State joins others in showing respect, inclusion An eight-bill legislative package introduced today would remove the words “mentally retarded” and “mental retardation” from all Michigan laws and replaces them with people-first language that is more respectful and inclusive. House Bills 5345 – 5352 put Michigan in line with all but six other states that have…