Rep. Haveman schedules January office hours

State Rep. Joe Haveman, R-Holland, today announced his local office hours for the month of January. Haveman will be available to meet with residents at the Hudsonville Mr. Burger restaurant, 5835 Balsam Drive on Friday, Jan. 25, from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. “I’m looking forward to talking to people in this community and hearing their…

MacGregor participates in Kent County Habitat for Humanity Veterans Build Day

State Rep. Peter MacGregor on Friday took part in Habitat for Humanity of Kent County’s “Veterans Build Day” in Grand Rapids. MacGregor worked with Habitat volunteers to build a home for a local U.S. Marine Corps serviceman and his family. “I’m glad I had the opportunity to participate in such a great program,” said MacGregor,…

Shirkey highlights government accountability, transparency in first bills of 2013

State Rep. Mike Shirkey kicked off the new legislative year by introducing several bills designed to make state government more accountable and accessible to Michigan residents.  One will make it easier for citizens to obtain public documents, while the other will dock elected officials’ pay if they do not attend official session days.  House Bill…

MacMaster named ‘Legislator of the Year’

The Michigan Nursery and Landscape Association (MNLA) named Rep. Greg MacMaster as its first ever Legislator of the Year. The 105th House District lawmaker was recognized for his work on House Bill 5228, which the governor signed as Public Act 231 of 2012. The law changed Michigan trucking regulations for small business trucking and trailer…

McMillin plans local office hours

State Rep. Tom McMillin has announced upcoming in-district office hours for the month of January. The lawmaker will be at the Older Person’s Commission in Rochester from 9 to 10 a.m. to meet with residents and discuss state and local issues of interest. The Older Person’s Commission is located at 650 Letica Drive in Rochester…

Electronic newsletter available from Pettalia

State Rep. Peter Pettalia is using technology to keep people informed about the 106th District, the Legislature and other state government items of interest by sending an electronic newsletter to residents who submit their e-mail addresses. “This newsletter is a great way for people of the 106th District to stay informed about state government and…

Rep. LaFontaine announces upcoming office hours

State Rep. Andrea LaFontaine, R-Columbus Twp., is sponsoring office hours this month and next to give 32nd District residents a convenient opportunity to meet with her locally. No appointment is necessary to talk with Rep. LaFontaine during this time. All are welcome to hear a legislative update and discuss topics of interest or concern. Upcoming…

Rep. Phil Potvin announces office hours

State Rep. Phil Potvin today announced his first in-district office hours of the new year. Potvin invites residents to attend office hour sessions to discuss state and local issues of interest. The lawmaker will host office hours at the following locations and dates throughout the 102nd District: -Monday Jan. 21, at Shay Station Coffee, 106…

MacGregor hosting ‘Senior Brigade Day’

State Rep. Peter MacGregor today announced he will sponsor a Senior Brigade Day to teach local seniors and those caring for seniors about different types of scams and how to protect against them. The event takes place on Monday, Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Rockford Ambulance Community Room, located at 8450…

Rep. Crawford officially sworn in for third term

Rep. Hugh Crawford on Wednesday was officially sworn into office as state representative for the 38th District as the 97th Legislature began in Lansing. Crawford was accompanied to the ceremony by Blair Bowman, owner and CEO of The Suburban Collection, as well as the president of the Novi Board of Education, Dennis O’Connor. Both guests…

Rep. Howrylak invites residents to swearing-in ceremony

State Rep. Martin Howrylak, R-Troy, will be ceremonially sworn into office in the 41st District by Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Michael Warren. Local residents are invited to attend. The ceremony will take place Sunday, Jan. 13, from 3 to 5 p.m., at Clawson City Hall, located at 425 N. Main St. (Livernois Road) in…

Rep. Outman sworn in to 2nd House term

State Rep. Rick Outman on Wednesday took the ceremonial oath of office as a state representative in the Michigan House.  Lt. Gov. Brian Calley administered the ceremonial oath in the state Capitol in Lansing. Outman, R-Six Lakes, is serving his second term in the state House and represents the residents of the 70th House District,…