Rep. Jenkins commends House passage of budget supplemental

Lawmaker: Our roads need to be a priority The Michigan House of Representatives today approved adding $215 million in new road funding to the 2013-14 fiscal year budget supplemental appropriations bill. State Rep. Nancy Jenkins, who is a member of the House Appropriations Committee, commended the investment in the state’s roads and bridges. “Winter is…

Snyder signs LaFontaine bill streamlining proper disposal of unused medications, hazardous waste

Gov. Rick Snyder today signed legislation into law making proper waste disposal easier for items like expired medicine and other hazardous household materials such as light bulbs, batteries and thermometers. “This law simplifies hazardous waste disposal by validating community collections and giving residents practical, convenient options so they aren’t dumping medications and batteries into the…

House approves Price measure to save taxpayers money

Bill allows municipalities to enter into cooperative tax collection agreements Local municipalities would be able to contract a county treasurer to conduct tax collections under legislation unanimously approved by the Michigan House today, announced state Rep. Amanda Price. House Bill 5160 – which passed by a 109-0 vote and is supported by the Michigan Townships…

Legislature approves $215 million for emergency road repairs

Legislation allotting an additional $115 million for emergency road repairs passed the House today with the support of Rep. Jon Bumstead, R-Newaygo. The Senate first introduced a bill calling for $100 million, which was increased by $115 million on the House floor. “Our roads need help and we need to act now,” said Rep. Bumstead….

Heise invites residents to join him at March 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, March 10 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),…

Rep. Somerville announces office hours for March

Rep. Pat Somerville will hold office hours in Woodhaven and Gibraltar during March. The office hours will be as follows: Monday, March 10 9-10:30 a.m. Woodhaven Panera Bread 23061 Allen Road Woodhaven Monday, March 24 5-6:00 p.m. Gibraltar City Hall (prior to City Council Meeting) 29450 Munro Ave. Gibraltar Residents unable to meet with Rep….

Outman wins friendly bet, but still takes icy Polar Plunge

Last fall when state Rep. Rick Outman and Gene Lutherloh, director of a House Republican department, made a friendly bet on the winner of the high-school football game between Lakeview and Central Montcalm, the outdoor temperature was nowhere near zero, let alone below zero. When it came time to pay off the wager by participating…

Rep. VerHeulen invites residents to meet in Sparta and Walker for office hours

State Rep. Rob VerHeulen, R-Walker, today announced he will meet with constituents for office hours in March. Office hours will take place: In Sparta on Saturday, March 8 at Maxine’s Family Restaurant located at 370 N. State St., from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. In Walker on Saturday, March 22 at Pop’s Restaurant located at 1339…

Price to hold office hours in Spring Lake

State Rep. Amanda Price will hold local office hours in Spring Lake on Friday, March 7 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 3 to 4 p.m. All area residents are welcome to stop…

Nesbitt reads to local students during March is Reading Month

Lawmaker to highlight importance of reading with kids State Rep. Aric Nesbitt is spending time with elementary school students in the 66th House District to let them know that reading is fun. Nesbitt, R-Lawton, is visiting schools in the district’s communities, reading to children and encouraging them to pick up a book as part of…

Rep. Yonker looks forward to March is Reading Month

State Rep. Ken Yonker will be reading to elementary-school students during March is Reading Month, and he encourages all local elementary-school teachers to contact his office to schedule a time for him to visit their classrooms. “March is Reading Month is an excellent opportunity to highlight the importance of creating a strong foundation in reading…