Rep. O’Malley announces in-district office hours for the month of June

State Rep. Jack O’Malley, of Lake Ann, announced two locations where he will meet with area residents during office hours later this month. “I am looking forward to my next round of office hours back in the ‘Fighting 101st’,” Rep. O’Malley said. “I hope you’ll join me at one of my stops and share what’s…

New Whitmer commission wastes time, money, LaFave says

State Rep. Beau LaFave today said he was disappointed in Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s decision to squander more taxpayer dollars on Line 5 studies, rather than continue negotiations to reach a deal with Enbridge. “I am deeply disappointed that in addition to wasting precious time during peak construction season when significant progress could be made getting…

Rep. Lilly spearheads plan to help local school districts train educators

State Rep. Jim Lilly has introduced a plan that would allow experienced teachers and administrators to come out of retirement to help with an effort aimed at leadership development in high-poverty schools across West Michigan. Lilly, of Park Township, said the legislation will assist with an ongoing program to improve academic outcomes by developing the…

Rep. Schroeder announces local office hours on June 21

State Rep. Andrea Schroeder of Independence Township invites residents to her in-district office hours on Friday, June 21 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the Waterford Civic Center on 2nd floor of the Township Hall Building, 5200 Civic Center Drive in Waterford. “I always look forward to the opportunity to have conversations with members of…

Join Rep. Schroeder for Facebook Live town hall on road funding

State Rep. Andrea Schroeder of Independence Township will host a Facebook Live town hall with special guest Rep. Jack O’Malley of Lake Ann on Tuesday, June 18 to discuss road funding in Michigan. “Like anyone else who drives in this state, I absolutely agree more must be done to improve Michigan roads,” Rep. Schroeder said….

State Rep. Beau LaFave defends U.P. families against AG’s latest Line 5 plan

State Rep. Beau LaFave today spoke out in defense of the thousands of Michigan famlies living in the Upper Peninsula who would suffer higher energy rates if Line 5 were shut down. LaFave’s statement comes in response to a recent announcement by Attorney General Dana Nessel threatening to shut down Line 5 by the end…

House approves Rep. Crawford’s plan to ensure safety of children being helped by caseworkers

The state House today unanimously approved a bipartisan plan introduced by Rep. Kathy Crawford to help child care organizations better serve Michigan families. Crawford’s plan would ensure the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and other organizations working with DHHS have access to private information that will remain confidential in child welfare cases. Additionally,…

Rep. Frederick applauds Michigan House support for Shiawassee County following tornadoes

State Rep. Ben Frederick today led the Michigan House in approving financial relief to help Shiawassee County law enforcement agencies pay needed expenses following mid-March tornadoes that stressed public safety budgets. The House approved $163,000 in documented expenses to help first responders bridge the gap for extra costs. The money will be distributed to 13…

Rep. Kahle announces June office hours

State Rep. Bronna Kahle invites Lenawee County residents to join her for local office hours on Friday, June 14. “I‘m excited for the opportunity to connect with the people in our community and hear what matters most to them,” Rep. Kahle said. “Anyone interested in discussing their state government is welcome to stop by. I look forward to listening to our neighbors,…

Rep. Bollin: Transportation budget continues record funding to help fix Michigan roads

The Michigan House Appropriations Transportation Subcommittee today approved a budget recommendation with record road funding for the state, counties, cities and villages, state Rep. Ann Bollin announced. “This plan is a fiscally responsible solution that allows the state to use available resources to give drivers the better quality roads they deserve,” said Bollin, of Brighton…

Rep. Cole announces essay contest for local students

State Rep. Triston Cole is hosting an essay contest for students in grades 6-12. The topic of the essay contest is ‘What is your favorite outdoor activity in Michigan during the summer and why?’ The winner will be able to spend the day shadowing Rep. Cole at the Capitol in Lansing. “As a lifelong resident…