Representative Johnson announces February office hours

State Representative Steve Johnson invites residents of the 72nd House District to join him during local office hours: Monday, February 13th Allegan County Big Boy 1180 W Superior St. in Wayland 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Kent County Mr. Burger 1750 44th St. SE in Kentwood 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. “Open and honest communication with residents…

Rep. LaSata announces winners of district photography contest

State Rep. Kim LaSata today announced the winners of a photography contest she conducted to help decorate her Lansing office with scenes from Berrien County communities. LaSata, of Bainbridge Township, said the winning photo was submitted by Randy Willis of Benton Harbor. His photo shows a rainbow over vineyards and barn and will hang in…

Rep. Noble welcomes jobs provided by Fuyao investment

State Rep. Jeff Noble welcomed the news this week that a state grant will assist an automotive glass supplier’s plan for a new manufacturing operation in Plymouth. The Fuyao Automotive North America Inc. project is expected to create 533 jobs with an investment of $66.3 million, according to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. The Michigan…

Rep. Howrylak introduces legislation in honor of Troy police officer

State Rep. Martin Howrylak, of Troy, introduced legislation this week in honor of Troy Police Officer Martin “Marty” Chivas, who died in the line of duty on April 22, 1974. If enacted, this legislation would name the portion of I-75 located at the Rochester Road exit as the “Officer Martin ‘Marty’ Chivas Memorial Highway.” “Our…

Rep. Howrylak announces February office hours

State Rep. Martin Howrylak, of Troy, will be hosting office hours on Feb. 25 in Troy and on Feb. 27 in Clawson. The residents of the 41st House District are encouraged to attend and meet with Rep. Howrylak. Office Hours: Feb 25th 3–4:30 p.m. – Troy Library , 510 W Big Beaver Rd, Troy Feb…

Rep. Glenn introduces bill to repeal Common Core in Michigan

Associate Speaker of the House Pro Tem Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, today introduced bipartisan legislation to repeal state Common Core educational standards in Michigan, replacing them with proven standards and more emphasis on local control. Glenn’s bill is co-sponsored by 26 Republican and two Democratic members of the House. “Michigan students deserve the best standards,…

Rep. Hauck seeks input from community members

State Rep. Roger Hauck, of Union Township, today invited local residents to meet with him during office hours this month in Coleman and Mount Pleasant. “I’m looking forward to this opportunity to meet with people face-to-face, give them an update about the work I’m doing at the Capitol, and answer any questions they might have,”…

Rep. Glenn: Focus on driving down energy costs in Michigan

Lower energy costs are critical to fueling Michigan’s economy, Rep. Gary Glenn said this week in his first meeting as chair of the House Energy Policy Committee. Glenn, of Midland, said the committee aggressively will pursue ways to drive down energy costs to draw more jobs to Michigan. The committee won’t relax just because an…

Rep. Webber issues statement on governor’s budget proposal

State Rep. Michael Webber, of Rochester Hills, made the following statement about Gov. Rick Snyder’s budget proposal: “I appreciate Gov. Snyder presenting a thoughtful budget that is focused on the future, and look forward to working with my colleagues in the Legislature to draft a responsible, balanced budget that is focused on both the present…

Representative Garcia to host Senior Consumer Education forum

Anti-scam event scheduled for Feb. 24 at Herrick District Library State Representative Daniela R. Garcia of Holland will host an event to share the telltale signs of scams through phone calls, mail, email and text message on Friday, Feb. 24. The presentation will start at 10:30 a.m. at the Herrick District Library, located at 300…