Rep. Griffin announces January office hours

Rep. Beth Griffin announced her availability today to meet with residents across the 66th district to discuss issues in the new year. “As we begin a new year and adjust to the new budget, it is important for me to hear what issues and priorities the people of Southwest Michigan care about,” Griffin said. “I…

Rep. Markkanen continues fight to help local road commission following governor’s veto

U.P. legislator reintroduces plan to assist Keweenaw County State Rep. Greg Markkanen has reintroduced a plan to ease a burdensome and unnecessary regulation that has prevented the Keweenaw County Road Commission from replacing its outdated maintenance facility. Markkanen, of Hancock, said he remains committed to working with the governor to find a solution after she…

Rep. Afendoulis announces local office hour

State Rep. Lynn Afendoulis of Grand Rapids Township has scheduled a local office hour to meet with residents of the 73rd District. “I love meeting with residents from West Michigan,” Rep. Afendoulis said. “I invite all to attend to discuss my legislative priorities for 2020.” The office hour will be held on Friday, Jan. 17…

Defend the Guard Act introduced

State Rep. Steve Johnson today introduced the Defend the Guard Act, which would require Congress to declare war as required under the U.S. Constitution before Michigan National Guard troops could be deployed to a warzone. “This is not an anti-war or pro-war bill but rather a simple requirement for Congress to do their job for once,”…

Rep. Howell fights Canadian plan to store high-level nuclear waste near Lake Huron

Resolution calls on Canada to nix proposal to bury nuclear waste near the Great Lakes State Rep. Gary Howell, R-North Branch, has introduced a Resolution to prevent the Canadian government from proceeding with the proposed construction of an underground nuclear waste repository on the shores of Lake Huron. Howell serves as chairman of the House…

Rep. Bollin participates in Human Trafficking Awareness Day at Capitol

State Rep. Ann Bollin today participated in a joint committee of the House Health Policy Committee and the House Appropriations Committee on Health and Human Services to bring awareness to human trafficking in Michigan. Human trafficking is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the world, second only to drug trafficking as the most profitable form…

Rep. Whiteford hosts Human Trafficking Awareness Day

State Rep. Mary Whiteford, chair of the House Appropriations Committee on Health and Human Services, today hosted a joint meeting with the House Health Policy Committee to increase awareness for human trafficking in Michigan. Human trafficking is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the world, second only to drug trafficking as the most profitable form…

Rep. Johnson announces January office hours

State Representative Steve Johnson invites residents of the 72nd House District to join him during local office hours: Friday, January 6th, 2020 Allegan County Dorr Township Library 1804 Sunset Dr. in Dorr 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Kent County Kentwood Branch Library 4950 Breton Rd. SE in Kentwood  6:30 – 7:30 p.m. “Open and honest communication…

Vaupel, committee help raise awareness for human trafficking in Michigan

State Rep. Hank Vaupel, chair of the House Health Policy Committee, today participated in a joint committee with the Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services to increase awareness about human trafficking in Michigan. Human trafficking is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the world, second only to drug trafficking as the most profitable form…

Rep. Farrington appointed to House Families, Children and Seniors Committee

State Rep. Diana Farrington, of Utica, has been appointed by Speaker Lee Chatfield to serve as a member of the House Families, Children and Seniors Committee. The committee is responsible for issues and legislation pertaining to the state’s population of children and seniors. Further, the preservation of the family, and streamlining the social service programs….

Rep Allor: Governor wrong to point finger at Republicans for her slimy situation

The green ooze pollution crisis in Oakland County wasn’t the only slimy situation Michiganders were hit with last week. As details of the situation emerged, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer decided to blame the Republican-led Legislature. Without evidence, she claims no monitoring was done because the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy wasn’t given the…

Rep. Mueller appointed vice chair of House Agriculture Committee

State Rep. Mike Mueller, of Linden, was today appointed by House Speaker Lee Chatfield to serve as vice chair of the Agriculture Committee. A retired Livingston County Sheriff’s deputy, Mueller now runs Mueller’s Orchard and Cider Mill, which has been in business since 1941. He also operates a wedding and event site on the orchard…