Pettalia bill to eliminate ‘pop-up’ tax on family property transfers signed into law

One of the last official acts of Gov. Rick Snyder in 2012 was to sign legislation sponsored by Rep. Peter Pettalia, of the 106th District. Public Act 497 of 2012, formerly House Bill 4753, creates an exemption for property transfers between immediate family. The so-called “pop-up” tax occurred when property ownership changed and the taxable…

Rep. Howrylak announces office contact info

State Rep. Martin Howrylak has officially opened his Lansing office to help serve the people of the 41st House District and announced key contact information for people to easily reach him. Howrylak also announced he has hired Tim Lee, who served with former Rep. Marty Knollenberg, as his legislative aide. “Serving local residents by helping…

Rep. Potvin welcomes new staff member

Rep. Phil Potvin, R-Cadillac, is pleased to introduce his new staff member, Charles Visser. He will be the legislative assistant in Potvin’s office for the new term. Visser is a 2012 graduate of Albion College, with a degree in political science. He previously interned for former Rep. Marty Knollenberg, who represented the Oakland County area….

Rep. Howrylak announces office contact info

State Rep. Martin Howrylak has officially opened his Lansing office to help serve the people of the 41st House District and announced key contact information for people to easily reach him. Howrylak also announced he has hired Tim Lee, who served with former Rep. Marty Knollenberg, as his legislative aide. “Serving local residents by helping…

Rep. Somerville announces January office hours

State Rep. Pat Somerville today announced office hours for Wayne County residents for the month of January. Somerville will be available in the Huron Township Hall on Friday, Jan. 11, between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m.  The Township Hall is located at 22950 Huron River Dr., in New Boston. “I’m looking forward to listening to people’s…

New staffer

Rep. Bumstead with his new staffer Kaylee Boos, originally from Shelby in Oceana County

Unemployment down in Ottawa County

Unemployment continued to fall in Ottawa County in November, according to new information released this week by the state’s Department of Technology, Management and Budget. Ottawa County’s unemployment fell to 5.3%, well below the state’s average of 8.9% and the U.S. average of 7.7%. The County’s rate is down from 7% at the beginning of…

Rep. Lauwers opens office, announces contact info

State Rep. Dan Lauwers has opened his Lansing office to help serve the people of the 81st House District and announced key contact information for people to easily reach him. People can call Lauwers at (517) 373-1790; mail correspondence to S-1185 House Office Building, P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI 48909-7514; or send e-mail to danlauwers@house.mi.gov. …

Rep. Kelly opens Lansing office, announces contact info

State Rep. Tim Kelly has officially opened his Lansing office to help serve the people of the 94th House District and announced key contact information for people to easily reach him. People can call Kelly at (517) 373-0837; mail correspondence to N-1198 House Office Building, P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI 48909-7514; or send e-mail at…

Rep. Kelly opens Lansing office, announces contact info

State Rep. Tim Kelly has officially opened his Lansing office to help serve the people of the 94th House District and announced key contact information for people to easily reach him. People can call Kelly at (517) 373-0837; mail correspondence to N-1198 House Office Building, P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI 48909-7514; or send e-mail at…

Rep. Pagel opens Lansing office, announces contact information

State Rep. Dave Pagel has opened his office in Lansing to serve the people of the 78th House District and has also announced important contact information for residents to easily reach him. Pagel may be contacted by phone at (517) 373-1796 and via e-mail at davepagel@house.mi.gov. Mail correspondence may be sent to N-1097 House Office…

Rep. Leonard opens office, announces contact information

State Rep. Tom Leonard has opened his Lansing office to help serve the people of the 93rd House District and announced contact information for residents to easily reach him. Rep. Leonard may be contacted at (517) 373-1778; mail correspondence at N-1197 House Office Building,P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI 48909-7514; or e-mail him at tomleonard@house.mi.gov. “I…