Schmidt announces local September office hours

State Rep. Wayne Schmidt today announced office hours that will take place throughout the 104th District. Schmidt is inviting residents to attend office hours to discuss issues of local and state concern.  The lawmaker will have office hours on Friday, Sept. 13, at the following times and locations: –8:30 to 9:30 a.m. – Traverse City…

Nesbitt to host veterans roundtable in Paw Paw

Roundtable discussion to focus on state, local issues On Friday, Sept. 13, State Rep. Aric Nesbitt will host an informational roundtable that will focus on the issues that veterans encounter when interacting with state government. “We owe a great debt of gratitude to the men and women who have helped keep this country safe and…

Rep. VerHeulen warns Rockford residents of boil-water advisory

State Rep. Rob VerHeulen is warning Rockford residents that a boil-water advisory has been issued, after water in the city system tested positive for strains of E.coli bacteria. Customers of the water system should not use city water for drinking, brushing teeth, hand-washing, preparing food, making ice or washing dishes unless it is boiled first…

McMillin urges Congress, U.S. attorney general to prosecute NSA’s Clapper

State Rep. Tom McMillin, R-Rochester Hills, today announced he is urging Congress to prosecute James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, for lying about the National Security Agency’s (NSA) collection of data on U.S. citizens. McMillin has offered House Resolution 205 in the state Legislature urging Congress to take action against Director Clapper for lying under…

Heise announces September district office hours

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, Sept. 9 at locations in Eastern Canton and Northville at the following locations and times: 10 to 11 a.m., Parthenon Coney Island, 39910 Ford Road (east of I-275), Canton…

Rep. Daley invites residents to September office hours

Rep. Kevin Daley, R-Lum, is hosting office hours during the month of September to give residents of the 82nd District a chance to meet with him and discuss state or local issues. The office hours will be: Monday, Sept. 16 The Silver Grill 535 N. Cedar St., Imlay City 7:30 to 9 a.m. No appointment…

Schmidt: Medicaid reform vital to N. Michigan residents, healthcare providers

Lawmaker again votes Medicaid Reform State Rep. Wayne Schmidt today voted again to support sweeping Medicaid reform legislation in the Michigan House of Representatives. Schmidt, R-Traverse City, said his vote on the bill, which is designed to implement a more fiscally responsible alternative to the current Medicaid system, has not changed. “The need is still…

Price to hold office hours in Spring Lake

State Rep. Amanda Price will hold local office hours in Spring Lake on Friday, Sept. 6 to meet with area residents and discuss issues of interest or concern. Price will be at the Spring Lake District Library, located at 123 E. Exchange St., from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. All area residents are welcome to stop…

Rendon announces September office hours

Area residents can meet with state Rep. Bruce Rendon to talk about state government concerns at the lawmaker’s local office hours scheduled for Sept. 13 in Crawford and Kalkaska counties, and Sept. 23 in Ogemaw, Roscommon and Missaukee counties. “Office hours provide an added chance for me to meet face-to-face with residents and learn about…

A Strong Education for a Brighter Future

by: Jase Bolger, Speaker of the Michigan House As my own daughter heads back to Marshall High School this week, and as Albion High School students join Marshall, it is clear to me that access to a quality education is essential for all kids and parents will fight for what’s right for their kids. In…

Medicaid reform is right for Michigan’s uninsured and taxpayers

By Speaker of the House Jase Bolger, R-Marshall All summer, state legislators have been working hard to solve problems facing Michigan’s hardworking men and women, including how to serve more than 400,000 workers without health insurance while protecting Michigan’s taxpayers through Medicaid reform. The Michigan House stands ready to work with the Senate to send…