Kesto hosts job fair for residents to seek employment opportunities

Lawmaker invites residents to May 21 job fair State Rep. Klint Kesto invites residents seeking employment opportunities to attend a job fair that he is hosting to help local residents network with communities businesses looking to hire new employees. Kesto, R-Commerce Township, is hosting the event, which takes place from 2 to 6 p.m. on…

LaFontaine welcomes DNR update on Operation Freedom Outdoors

Program offers outdoors experiences to veterans, individuals of all abilities LANSING, Mich. — House Natural Resources Committee Chair State Rep. Andrea LaFontaine, R-Columbus Township, was joined by Michigan Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Chief Russ Mason today, who gave an update on Operation Freedom Outdoors. Begun in October 2013, Operation Freedom Outdoors is a 5…

Rep. Schmidt resolution designates May as Bike Month in Michigan

Cycling healthy for Michigan State Rep. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City, today introduced a resolution declaring May 2014 as Bike Month in Michigan. Schmidt introduced the resolution to recognize the diverse riding options available to cyclists across the state as well as to promote the importance of cars and bikes sharing the roads. “Pure Michigan has…

Statement from Rep. Mike McCready on creation of Detroit’s Recovery and Michigan’s Future Committee

State Rep. Mike McCready, R-Bloomfield Hills, upon appointment to the newly created House Committee on Detroit’s Recovery and Michigan’s Future, today issued the following statement: “My colleagues and I in the House are taking the consideration of a Detroit bankruptcy resolution very seriously. Economically, our goal is to secure the city’s recovery and ensure the region’s success…

Rep. Tom McMillin introduces major welfare reform

No cash assistance, requires direct payment for rent and utilities Rep. Tom McMillin, R-Rochester Hills, introduced legislation today that drastically changes how welfare benefits are received in the state of Michigan. House Bill 5536 completely eliminates all cash withdrawals from state Bridge Cards to reduce welfare abuse and fraud in Michigan.  This prevents taxpayer dollars…

Heise invites residents to join him at May office hours throughout the district

State Rep. Kurt Heise invites local residents to meet with him to share their perspectives and ask questions. District office hours will be hosted on Monday, May 12 at locations in Eastern Canton, Northville, and Plymouth at the following locations and times: 10 to 11 a.m., Parthenon Coney Island, 39910 Ford Road (east of I-275),…

LaFontaine named Legislator of the Year by the Michigan Licensed Beverage Association

Dedication to promoting local business, hospitality praised State Rep. Andrea LaFontaine, R-Columbus Township, was recognized today as Legislator of the Year by the Michigan Licensed Beverage Association (MLBA) at its annual conference. “I am truly honored by this award and offer my congratulations to the MLBA for celebrating their 75th anniversary this year,” LaFontaine said….

Identity theft, scams on agenda for local meetings

Reps. Foster, Pettalia bring programs to Cheboygan, Petoskey State Rep. Frank Foster will host meetings with the state attorney general’s office in Cheboygan and Petoskey on Friday, May 9 to provide information that can help protect residents, especially senior citizens, from fraud. Rep. Peter Pettalia will join Foster at the Cheboygan meeting. The events will…

First company to use MILE reaches crowdfunding goal

Jenkins: Legislation will allow more small businesses to open throughout Michigan The first company to seek investors under the Michigan Invests Locally Exemption (MILE) has reached its crowdfunding goal, announced state Rep. Nancy Jenkins. The Tecumseh Brewing Co. (TBC) – a brewpub set to open in Lenawee County as soon as this October – hit…

Zorn introduces measure to ensure quality education, preserve student safety

Bill provides relief to schools looking to make up snow days Schools would be required to end on June 13, regardless of the number of snow days taken during the year, under legislation introduced recently by state Rep. Dale Zorn. House Bill 5515 takes into account the harsh winter by allowing public schools across the…

McMillin to host May office hours

State Rep. Tom McMillin, R-Rochester Hills, has announced upcoming in-district office hours for the month of May. McMillin invites residents to meet with him on Monday, May 19, from 3 – 4 p.m. at the Rochester Hills City Hall, located at 1000 Rochester Hills Dr., Rochester Hills. No appointment is necessary to meet with McMillin….