Rep. Joseph Graves announces coffee hours

State Rep. Joseph Graves today announced he is continuing his regular coffee hours, starting Friday, Jan. 25 in Holly. Residents can meet with Graves from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Holly Donut Shop located at 421 N Saginaw St. “Meeting with constituents to listen and learn from their  ideas and concerns is very important…

Rep. Eileen Kowall announces February office hours

State Rep. Eileen Kowall today announced she is continuing her monthly office hours, on the first Monday and first Saturday of each month, starting in February. Office hours give residents of the 44th District the opportunity to meet with Kowall locally to discuss any state or local issue of concern. Kowall will host office hours…

Haveman hosts Corrections 101 for Michigan lawmakers

State Rep. Joe Haveman earlier this week hosted an all-day informational event for his fellow lawmakers called Michigan Corrections 101: An Introduction for Legislators. The event was a first-of-its-kind experience for both new and returning state lawmakers. Experts from the House Fiscal Agency and state Department of Corrections joined local advocates for judicial reform in…

Pettalia welcome East Tawas mayor for governor’s speech

State Rep. Peter Pettalia, R-Presque Isle, welcomed Bruce Bolen, mayor of East Tawas and Iosco County Road Commission manager, and his wife, Chris Bolen, to the House chamber on Wednesday evening for Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address.  Pettalia said he was happy to hear the governor’s third speech include vocational education training…

Rep. Forlini comments on State of the State

State Rep. Anthony Forlini, R-Harrison Township, issued the following statement on Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address: “The governor is correct – Michigan’s economy must continue to move forward,” Forlini said. “It is vital that we work together in a bipartisan effort to foster a healthy economy in which  more jobs can be…

Franz welcomes veterans to SOS

State Rep. Ray Franz, R-Onekama, welcomed Sgt. Major Dan Lincoln (second from left) of the Michigan Army National Guard who served in Afghanistan from 2010-2011, to sit with him in the House chamber on Wednesday evening during Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address. Also pictured with Franz prior to the governor’s speech, from…

Rep. MacMaster invites Lieghios to gov’s speech

State Rep. Greg MacMaster, R-Kewadin, with his wife Kim, welcomed Enzo and Danielle Lieghio of Mackinaw City to the House chamber on Wednesday evening for Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address.  MacMaster said the governor’s third speech was a good starting point to begin discussing transportation infrastructure in Michigan. “We all agree funding…

Foster welcomes Beck for governor’s speech

State Rep. Frank Foster, at right, today took the ceremonial oath of office as state representative for the 107thst House District in the 97th Michigan Legislature.  Lt. Gov. Brian Calley administered the ceremonial oath in the state Capitol in Lansing.

Hanson attends gov’s speech as Rep. McBroom guest

State Rep. Ed McBroom, R-Vulcan, welcomed Michigan Agriculture Commission Vice Chair Diane Hanson of Cornell, owner and operator of Hanson Seed Farm, a family run 1,200-acre farm producing seed potatoes, alfalfa and oats, to the House chamber on Wednesday evening for Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address.

Rep. O’Brien responds to Gov. Snyder’s 2013 State of the State address

State Rep. Margaret O’Brien, R-Portage, made the following statement in response to Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address: “I appreciate hearing each of the goals the governor has for 2013. As we begin a new legislative term, I’m proud of what we have accomplished to date, but I am looking forward to all…

Rep. Rendon invites Searfoss for gov speech

State Rep. Bruce Rendon, R-Lake City, and his wife Daire, welcomed Tim Searfoss, owner of Searfoss Developments in West Branch, to the House chamber on Wednesday evening for Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address. Rendon was pleased with issues the governor’s third speech included and said one of his own priorities continues to…