Ground Water Association recognizes Franz

 State Rep. Ray Franz, second from right, has been named “Legislator of the Year” by the Michigan Ground Water Association and presented the group’s 2012 Political Appreciation Award for his efforts to protect ground water in Michigan. “Representative Franz has been a friend of the Michigan Ground Water Association for many years, working tirelessly on…

Johnson, Potvin attend MOISD 50th celebration

State Reps. Joel Johnson, R-Clare, (left) and Phil Potvin, R-Cadillac, (right) presented a special state tribute to Mecosta-Osceola ISD Superintendent Curtis Finch in recognition of the intermediate school district’s 50th anniversary. The lawmakers attended a MOISD celebration in Big Rapids on March 14. The tribute also was signed by Sen. Darwin Booher and Gov. Rick…

Johnson's bill signed into law

Johnson’s bill signed into law

State Rep. Joel Johnson, R-Clare, was joined by Tom Pirnstill of Lake, Gladwin Police Chief Duane Bean, and Sarah Kile of the Central Michigan District Health Department along with other members of law enforcement and citizen advocates at a recent ceremonial bill signing of Public Act 383 of 2012 by Gov. Rick Snyder. “This law…

Denby Ag. Expo

Rep. Cindy Denby poses for a photo during Ag Day in Lansing. Denby is vice-chair of the House Agriculture Committee

House committee approves equine liability bill

The House Agriculture Committee today approved a bill that will limit frivolous lawsuits against equine professionals and activity sponsors. House Bill 4126 would change language in current state law to make it easier for equine professionals and activity sponsors, such as stables and 4-H clubs, to be able to operate without fear of a lawsuit. …

LaFontaine BAC bill unanimously approved by state House

Legislation authored by state Rep. Andrea LaFontaine that will prevent a scheduled change in the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) level for Michigan drivers was unanimously approved by the state House today. LaFontaine’s House Bill 4093 would keep Michigan’s legal driving limit at its current BAC of 0.08. The BAC required for being classified intoxicated…