Tecumseh resident joins Jenkins at Capitol

13-year-old Charles Williams, Jr. attends meetings, session with lawmaker Tecumseh resident Charles Williams, Jr. today joined state Rep. Nancy Jenkins in Lansing to job shadow the lawmaker. “Charles is very interested in politics and how things work at the Capitol, and I was excited to have him join me,” said Jenkins, R-Clayton. “It’s always great…

Michigan legislators join the ‘Go Red for Women’ movement

Today, state Rep. Margaret O’Brien and fellow legislators gathered to participate in the kickoff of the “Go Red for Women” campaign. February is American Heart Month and brings awareness to the number one killer of women in the United States. “It’s shocking that heart disease is the leading cause of death in women in the…

Jenkins introduces bill to facilitate in-state crowdfunding

Bill breaks new ground, sets guidelines for intrastate stock exchange Small-business owners and entrepreneurs in Michigan can more easily raise capital via crowdfunding, and in-state investors can buy, sell and trade securities in those businesses under legislation introduced today by state Rep. Nancy Jenkins. House Bill 5273 creates the legal framework for an intrastate stock…

McCready schedules office hours in February and March

Residents of the 40th House District are invited to meet with state Rep. Mike McCready during his local office hours, being held in West Bloomfield in February and Birmingham in March. On Tuesday, Feb. 11, McCready will hold office hours from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the conference room of the West Bloomfield Public Library,…

Governor ceremonially signs Jenkins’ crowdfunding bill

State Rep. Nancy Jenkins (third from left), R-Clayton, and Gov. Rick Snyder hold Public Act 264’13, which was ceremonially signed recently and establishes equity crowdfunding in Michigan. The idea for Jenkins’ legislation was first brought to her by Chris Miller as a way to benefit small businesses in Lenawee County and throughout the state. Miller…

Bumstead announces February office hours in Oceana County

State Rep. Jon Bumstead today announced office hours for the month of February in Oceana County. The office hours will take place Monday, Feb. 17 at the following times and locations: Hart: from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Pink Elephant, located at 207 S. State St. Shelby: from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at…

Heise testifies, urges approval of legislation to help locate possibly abducted victims via cell phone location

 State Rep. Kurt Heise, chair of the House Criminal Justice Committee, testified before the committee today legislation he introduced to help law enforcement locate individuals in emergency situations. House Bill 5110 would require wireless telecommunication providers to disclose a user’s location to law enforcement in certain emergency circumstances involving risk of death or serious harm….

Kesto bill requiring felony disclosures clears House panel

Measure calls for candidate transparency The House Elections and Ethics Committee has approved a bill introduced by state Rep. Klint Kesto, R-Commerce Township, requiring candidates seeking office to disclose any felony convictions that occurred in the past 10 years. The measure, House Bill 4825, would add a box acknowledging any felony convictions within the past…

Farrington introduces bill offering relief for Michigan taxpayers

Michigan taxpayers would see immediate tax relief while continuing to reap the benefits of responsible budgeting under measures introduced today.  State Rep. Jeff Farrington, a sponsor of one of the bills and chair of the House Committee on Tax Policy, sees the bills as a way to promote continued fiscal responsibility in state government while…