Outman town hall focuses on how to appeal property taxes

State Rep. Rick Outman today announced a property tax workshop for residents needing assistance with appealing their property tax assessment. Outman, R-Six Lakes, said the workshop will take place Monday, Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. at the Tyler-Van Dusen Campus Center’s commons room of Alma College, which is located at Harvard and West Superior Street….

Rep. Pagel invites residents to join him for office hours

State Rep. Dave Pagel will hold office hours on Saturday, Feb. 15 to meet with local residents to talk about any thoughts or concerns they may have about state government. The office hours will take place at Ontwa Township Hall in Edwardsburg, 26225 U.S. Highway 12 from 10 a.m. to noon. “Office hours are a…

Rep. Muxlow encourages residents to enjoy free fishing weekend

Lawmaker: Go outside and have fun on Feb. 15, 16 State Rep. Paul Muxlow today encouraged residents to enjoy a fun weekend on the ice during free fishing weekend Feb. 15 and 16. During that weekend the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will waive all fishing license fees so residents and out-of-state visitors may enjoy…

Lori encourages residents to take advantage of free fishing weekend

Lawmaker: Go outside and play State Rep. Matt Lori today encouraged residents of St. Joseph and Cass counties to enjoy a fun weekend on the ice during free fishing weekend Feb. 15 and 16. During the weekend the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will waive all fishing license fees so residents and out-of-state visitors may…

Nesbitt encourages residents to join ‘free fishing’ weekend, Feb. 15 and 16

License fees will be waived for two days State Rep. Aric Nesbitt today urged residents to take advantage of free fishing weekend on Feb. 15 and 16. As part of the bi-annual program put together by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, all fishing license fees will be waived during the weekend, and residents as…

Franz’ new law helps business start-ups

Conditional liquor license option uncorks paperwork jam One of the last laws Gov. Rick Snyder signed in 2013 was state Rep. Ray Franz’ bill to create a conditional liquor license for business owners who are waiting for the state to finalize a permanent liquor license transfer. Franz and supporters of the legislation gathered at the…

Assistance is available during propane shortage, Zorn reminds residents

Zorn: State offering heating, financial help during this time State Rep. Dale Zorn reminds local residents that there are a number of programs being offered by the state to assist those affected by the ongoing propane shortage. “Unfortunately, this winter weather has affected us in a number of ways, the most serious of which is…

Nesbitt supports state’s increased propane relief efforts

Lawmaker: Heating, financial help is available during this time Those affected by the ongoing propane shortage have a number of state resources available to assist them, state Rep. Aric Nesbitt reminded local residents today. “Throughout the state, people have been hit hard by this propane shortage and are looking for ways to make sure the…

Rep. Glardon measure could help local governments save taxpayer dollars

Michigan cities, villages and townships could save millions annually under legislation unveiled today by state Rep. Ben Glardon that allows municipal governments with an above-average credit rating to issue bonds to pay off massive retirement liabilities. House Bill 5279 would allow municipalities with an “A” credit rating to issue an insured bond to pay off…

Rep. Shirkey sponsoring town hall meeting in Jackson on crowdfunding

Small-business owners and people looking to start a business are encouraged to attend a special town hall meeting in Jackson on Thursday, Feb. 27 to learn about equity crowdfunding techniques established through a new state law. State Rep. Mike Shirkey is sponsoring the event, which takes place at the Jackson Tower Building, 120 W. Michigan…

Zorn encourages residents to use free fishing weekend, Feb. 15 and 16

Natural resources abound in Monroe County State Rep. Dale Zorn reminds local residents of the 56th House District of the upcoming free fishing weekend taking place Feb. 15 and 16. For two days, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will waive all fishing license fees so residents and out-of-state visitors may enjoy fishing on lakes,…

Muxlow praises budget plan to increase revenue sharing, education spending

State Rep. Paul Muxlow, R-Brown City, today applauded Gov. Rick Snyder for his budget proposal to put more money into local governments and education. The governor’s proposed fiscal year 2015 budget continues Michigan’s comeback by investing in priorities to boost education, expand job creation and build stronger communities. Rep. Muxlow said the governor’s budget proposal…