Kelly bill would finally give ownership of tickets to the people who bought them

The common practice of reselling game or concert tickets above face value would become completely legal in Michigan under legislation introduced today by Rep. Tim Kelly. Kelly has received bipartisan support for House Bill 5108, which would repeal a 1931 law and allow people to resell tickets to college and professional sporting events or concerts…

Rep. Hooker to host in-district office hours

Lawmaker looks forward to meeting with local residents State Rep. Tom Hooker, R-Byron Center, will host local office hours this month for residents to meet with him and discuss state government issues at a convenient district location. “Meeting with residents is the best way to receive feedback and discuss issues of local importance,” Hooker said….

Rep. Shirkey co-sponsors legislation in response to marijuana court case

State Rep. Mike Shirkey today announced that a recent ongoing court case regarding the various forms medical marijuana can take has prompted him to join with state Rep. Eileen Kowall, R-White Lake, and other colleagues in introducing legislation to address the matter. A recent case before the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that baked goods…

Rep. VerHeulen encourages residents to meet for office hours

State Rep. Rob VerHeulen, R-Walker, today announced he will be available to meet with constituents for office hours in November. Office hours will take place: In Grandville on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Rainbow Grill, 4158 Chicago Dr. SW, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. In Sparta on Saturday, Nov. 23 at Maxine’s Family Restaurant, 370 N…

Rep. Somerville announces office hours for November

Rep. Pat Somerville will hold office hour sessions twice during the month of November.  The office hour sessions will take place in Brownstown and Grosse Ile. The dates are times are as follows: November 4 9–10 a.m. Brownstown Community Center, Hall D 21311 Telegraph Road Brownstown November 22 9:30–11 a.m. Island Coney Island 8200 Macomb…

Kesto invites outdoor enthusiasts to attend November office hours

State Rep. Klint Kesto will host two informal Espresso with Kesto meetings in West Bloomfield and Wixom during November and is especially looking to hear from outdoor enthusiasts. Kesto invites all residents to attend the office hours to discuss issues and ask questions regarding state and local government. He also encourages hunters, anglers and other…

Leonard encourages residents to attend local office hours

State Rep. Tom Leonard today announced his regularly scheduled office hours for November, being held in St. Johns and Ithaca. Office hours will take place: In St. Johns on Friday, Nov. 8 at the Big Boy, 1408 S. U.S. 27, from 9 to 11 a.m. In Ithaca on Friday, Nov. 15 at the Hearthstone Oven…

McCready bill fights for consumer protections when buying or adopting pets

Measure will set new standards for breeding State Rep. Mike McCready recently introduced legislation to better protect both consumers and animals by requiring large-scale commercial dog breeders to register with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. House Bill 5095 also establishes guidelines to help ensure the humane treatment and health of both the…

Rep. Glardon announces key training grant for Owosso company

State Rep. Ben Glardon today announced that Rugged Liner Inc. in Owosso will receive a $25,000 grant to improve the job skills of 43 employees and allow the creation of 10 new jobs. The Genesee Shiawassee Michigan Works awarded the grant to train workers in TS 16949, an internationally recognized Quality Management System specification for…

Nesbitt bill battles ‘smurfing’ for methamphetamine production

Measure makes combining purchases a felony State Rep. Aric Nesbitt has introduced legislation as part of a bipartisan package to crack down on the illegal production of methamphetamine. Nesbitt, R-Lawton, introduced House Bill 5090 to establish sentencing guidelines for people convicted of “smurfing” in the production of crystal meth. Smurfing is when a group of…

Heise announces MEDC grant award to Aisin, expansion to add over 150 jobs

State Rep. Kurt Heise, announced today that a $1.2 million state grant to Aisin Technical Center of America, Inc., in Northville Charter Township will help the company expand and bring more than 150 jobs to the area. “Grants like these help incentivize local companies into growth and expansion within our communities,” said Heise, R-Plymouth Township….