Rep. Hooker to host in-district office hours

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. “The more frequently I hear from residents, the better,” Rep. Hooker said. “I welcome anyone with questions or concerns about state government to stop by and…

Lyons announces April in-district office hours

State Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons today announced she will host office hours on Monday, April 29 to discuss state and local issues with residents. Lyons invites residents to meet with her at the Monterey Grill located at 9175 Cherry Valley Ave SE  in Caledonia from 9 to 10 a.m. No appointment is necessary during these…

Pscholka to hold April office hours in St. Joseph

Local residents will have an opportunity to meet with state Rep. Al Pscholka in St. Joseph, where the lawmaker will be taking questions and discussing state concerns. No appointment is necessary to meet with Pscholka, who will hold a coffee hour from 8 to 9 a.m. on Friday, April 26 at Thorton’s Hometown Café, 613…

Kesto festival guide provides tips for family fun this summer

Brochure includes activities available throughout Michigan Michigan is home to a number of diverse fairs, festivals and celebrations during the spring and summer months. Very often, residents looking for a fun way to spend a week or a weekend aren’t aware that a festival might be taking place a short drive away. To help in…

Rep. Muxlow introduces legislation to help thwart metal theft by scrappers

Bipartisan bill package gives help to law enforcement and courts State Rep. Paul Muxlow has introduced a series of bills as part of a bipartisan package which combat scrap metal theft through a series of reforms that give law enforcement and prosecutors stronger tools to thwart thieves. Muxlow, R-Brown City, introduced House Bill 4593 which…

House approves equine liability bill

The Michigan House has approved a bill that will limit frivolous lawsuits against equine professionals and activity sponsors. House Bill 4126 would change language in current state law to make it easier for equine professionals and activity sponsors, such as stables and 4-H clubs, to be able to operate without fear of a lawsuit.  HB…

House approves bills to assist funeral directors

The Michigan House has approved legislation sponsored by state Rep. Kenneth Kurtz that would help funeral directors and grieving Michigan families. House Bills 4303, 4329 and 4330 would allow Midwest funeral directors to cross state lines to participate in the removal, document signing, and transportation process.  Michigan funeral directors would be allowed the same rights…

Exchange students visit Michigan Capitol

State Rep. Greg MacMaster, R-Kewadin, recently welcomed Thore Pruesse of Germany, Ishtiak Zim of Bangladesh, Zhanar Tuleutayeva of Kazakhstan, and Olave W. Russell, ASSE International Student Exchange representative, to the state Capitol. The group from Traverse City toured the Capitol, watched House and Senate sessions and discussed Michigan’s legislative process with MacMaster.

Rendon hosting online meeting with Snyder

  Residents can interact with governor live by webcam State Rep. Bruce Rendon is hosting a new style of town hall on April 23 at Kirtland Community College that will feature Gov. Rick Snyder participating via a live webcam. “I am excited to host this online meeting to give local residents an opportunity to talk…

Rep. Pagel hosts office hours in Niles on April 27

Upcoming meetings to take place in New Buffalo, Buchanan State Rep. Dave Pagel invites residents to join him at informal office hours in Niles on Saturday, April 27. Pagel, R-Oronoko Township, will host office hours at the Prime Table Restaurant, 1915 S. 11th St. in Niles from 10 a.m. to noon. “I encourage anyone with…