Rep. Howrylak invites local seniors to upcoming senior brigade event in Clawson

State Representative Martin Howrylak and the Michigan Attorney General’s office will host a Senior Brigade Town Hall on Friday, November 15. The town hall will feature presentations on avoiding home repair and equity scams, working with contractors and understanding reverse mortgages. Another presentation will focus on investment scams and tools to avoid them. “Senior citizens…

Jenkins invites local residents to attend office hours during November

Lawmaker will also host food drive during the events State Rep. Nancy Jenkins encourages all residents of the 57th House District to attend the office hour events she has scheduled during the month of November. In conjunction with her office hours, Jenkins will be hosting a food drive, with all donations going to a local…

Taxpayers win with O’Brien bill preventing use of Bridge Cards in casinos, other venues

The House today approved legislation that ensures taxpayer dollars provided to those in need are used responsibly, state Rep. Margaret O’Brien announced. “Today my colleagues on both sides of the aisle agreed we must end the abuse to our welfare system that harms our most vulnerable,” said O’Brien, R-Portage. “Allowing cash withdrawals from ATMs in…

Rep. Rogers participates in Detroit Economic Club’s congressional forum

State Rep. Bill Rogers, second from right, attended the Detroit Economic Club’s Congressional Forum this week at the Westin Hotel in Downtown Detroit. Here he is pictured with Congressmen Mike Rogers and Sander Levin, both center as well as students from Howell High School and other members of the Detroit Economic Club. During the forum…

Michigan House panel takes testimony on local resident’s idea for new Michigan law

A Michigan House committee today took testimony on legislation proposed by a constituent of Rep. Dan Lauwers to increase voter turnout and save taxpayer dollars by limiting millage increase elections to November or August. Mark Shrapnell of St. Clair came up with the idea for the legislation as part of a contest sponsored by Lauwers…

Rendon raises awareness of recycling

Resolution would make America Recycles Week, Nov. 9-15  A House resolution state Rep. Bruce Rendon is introducing this week will help raise recycling awareness in Michigan as a way to protect natural resources, promote environmental stewardship and improve the quality of life for residents. Rendon’s resolution recognizes America Recycles Week as Nov. 9-15 in Michigan…

Franz bill to help veterans qualify for firefighting jobs heads to governor

Veterans will get credit for the firefighting training and experience they earned during military service through Rep. Ray Franz’ legislation now under consideration by Gov. Rick Snyder. The House today unanimously approved sending House Bill 4731 to the governor. The legislation is part of a five-bill package that makes certain military service jobs eligible to…

House approves Jenkins measure to establish equity crowdfunding

Lawmaker: Bill allows Michigan residents to invest in Michigan businesses Michigan start-ups and other small business owners will find it easier to secure the financing they need to put their ideas into motion under legislation unanimously approved today in the state House, state Rep. Nancy Jenkins announced. House Bill 4996, introduced by Jenkins, establishes equity…

[UPDATE]: Rep. Daley invites residents to November office hours

Rep. Kevin Daley, R-Lum, is hosting office hours during the month of November to give residents of the 82nd District a chance to meet with him and discuss state or local issues. The office hours in Almont are as follows: Monday, Nov. 11 Maria’s Place 141 S. Main St. Almont UPDATE: 10 – 11:30 a.m….