Rep. Bellino: Program to help farmers devastated by record rain signed into law

Rep. Joe Bellino today said a plan to help farmers whose crops were delayed or damaged by this spring’s record-setting rain has been signed into law. The plan provides $15 million to help private lenders provide low-interest loans to qualified farmers. The state does not provide the loans, so there is no financial risk or…

Rep. Schroeder announces local office hours on July 15

State Rep. Andrea Schroeder invites residents to her in-district office hours on Monday, July 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Independence Township Town Hall, 6483 Waldon Center Drive in Clarkston. “I value these informal meetings with the residents of our community to learn from their experiences and help them through their hardships,” Rep….

OPINION: Car insurance reform is a win for Michigan drivers

The people of Michigan have been desperately seeking car insurance reform for far too long – four decades, to be exact. They have been saddled with the highest in the nation car insurance premiums that diminish their hard-earned savings year after year. With each passing legislative cycle, government officials steered clear of delivering solutions and…

Rep. Kahle announces July office hours

State Rep. Bronna Kahle invites Lenawee County residents to join her for local office hours on Monday, July 15th. “I‘m grateful for the opportunity to connect with the people in our community and hear what matters most to them,” Rep. Kahle said. “Your input is truly appreciated because it helps me better serve our community. I…

Rep. Johnson announces July office hours

State Representative Steve Johnson invites residents of the 72nd House District to join him during local office hours:   Friday, July 19th Kent County Kentwood Branch Library 4950 Breton Road SE in Kentwood 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Allegan County Simply Celia’s 142 S. Main St. in Wayland 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. “Open and…

Rep. Paquette reminds residents about upcoming town hall meeting on roads

State Rep. Brad Paquette of Berrien Springs reminded area residents that he will be hosting a town hall meeting with special guest Rep. Jack O’Malley of Lake Ann on Monday, July 8 to discuss road funding in Michigan. “The legislature is getting closer to a comprehensive plan to fix the roads that focuses on innovation…

Rep. Chatfield sets local summer office hours

State Rep. Lee Chatfield is inviting residents to join him during local office hours for the months of July and August. The schedule for office hours is as follows: Monday, July 15, 10:00–11:00 a.m. Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum W11660 US-2 Naubinway, MI 49762 Monday, August 12, 10:00–11:00 a.m. Indian River Chamber of Commerce…

Upper Peninsula legislators unite behind pro-fishing, pro-family plan

Upper Peninsula lawmakers in the Michigan Legislature are uniting behind a plan to support commercial fishing and the region’s time-honored way of life. The bipartisan plan would modernize Michigan’s commercial fishing regulations while allowing more diversification of the commercial fish catch. A version of the plan supported by lawmakers from the U.P. was recently introduced…

Protecting the rights of Michigan residents from government overreach

The government has no business deciding how Michiganders transport and carry out their constitutional right to bear arms on their own private property. Private property rights are in place for a reason. Michigan should be promoting greater personal freedom – not hindering it. That’s why I authored bipartisan legislation protecting Michigan residents from unfair government…

No-fault reforms accomplished: What Jackson County drivers can expect

The most common topic Jackson-area residents share with me is the skyrocketing cost of car insurance and how it negatively affects them. The people of Michigan aren’t interested in talk, they’re interest in results. I listened to everyone’s concerns and worked diligently to fix the broken system that generates the most expensive car insurance rates…

Rep. Wozniak announces summer reading contest for area students

State Rep. Doug Wozniak announced today he is partnering with several local libraries on a summer reading contest for local elementary school students. Children are encouraged to read as many books as they can through August. Students or parents should record the titles of books read along with the number of pages on a bookmark…