Pscholka’s bill to eliminate unnecessary advisory council signed into law by governor

Bill repeals the School of Osteopathic Medicine Advisory Council Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation sponsored by state Rep. Al Pscholka that eliminates the obsolete state School of Osteopathic Medicine Advisory Council. “This law eliminates a council that is no longer in use,” said Pscholka, R-Stevensville. “It is a common-sense law that removes an unnecessary regulation,…

Rep. Jacobsen celebrates a new year by seeking new ideas from constituents

State Rep. Brad Jacobsen, today announced he will host office hours in January to meet with constituents. Office hours will take place: In Lake Orion from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10 at Tim Hortons      located at 740 Lapeer Road. “I look forward to starting a new year with new ideas from…

Rep. Muxlow hosts two office hours during January

Sessions planned in Port Huron, Brown City State Rep. Paul Muxlow will meet with residents during two office hour sessions during January. Rep. Muxlow, R- Brown City, will host the informal office hours at the following locations: · Friday, Jan. 17 at the Blue Water Chamber of Commerce, 512 McMorran Blvd., Port Huron, from 12:30…

MacGregor maintains perfect voting record in 2013

Lawmaker takes pride in serving the 73rd District State Rep. Pete MacGregor did not miss any votes during the 2013 legislative session, posting a perfect record for the third consecutive year. According to MichiganVotes.org, MacGregor cast all 534 record roll call votes, joining 70 of his colleagues with perfect attendance this year. Since 2011, MacGregor…

Rep. Leonard invites residents to January office hours

State Rep. Tom Leonard today announced he has scheduled a pair of local office hours in January, taking place in St. Johns and Ithaca. Residents of the 93rd House District are invited to join the lawmaker at the following dates and locations: In St. Johns on Friday, Jan. 10 at the Big Boy, 1408 S….

Leonard posts perfect voting record in 2013

Lawmaker takes pride in serving the 93rd District State Rep. Tom Leonard did not miss any votes during the 2013 legislative session, the lawmaker announced today. According to MichiganVotes.org, Leonard cast all 534 record roll call votes, joining 70 of his colleagues with perfect attendance this year. “Michigan’s hard-working taxpayers elect their representatives to show…

Isabella County receives road project from special legislative funding

Project will be done without raising taxes Coleman Road will see upgrades thanks to special road funding made possible by the Michigan Legislature, state Rep. Kevin Cotter announced today. Coleman Road from the West County line to Woodruff Road will see upgrades in the coming year. “These road improvements are great news for residents of…

Rep. Howrylak appointed to four House policy committees

State Representative Martin Howrylak today was appointed by House Speaker Jase Bolger to serve on the House standing committees for Oversight, Health Policy, Energy and Technology, and Judiciary. “I am excited to get to work on my new committee assignments after the New Year,” said Howrylak, R-Troy.  “These committee assignments align well with my interests…

Speaker Bolger announces changes to House committee structure and assignments

LANSING – Speaker of the House Jase Bolger today announced a change in the structure of some House committees as well as new assignments for some state representatives. “With these changes, we are able to welcome Rep. Phil Phelps to his first committee assignments after being recently elected while moving some other assignments around to…

Governor signs bill to modernize Potato Industry Commission

New law gives state panel more flexibility Gov. Rick Snyder this week signed legislation introduced by state Rep. Rick Outman that restructures the functions of the Michigan Potato Industry Commission to more quickly meet the needs of potato growers. House Bill 4546, now Public Act 202, provides the commission with a method by which it…

I-96 to see updates thanks to special legislative funding

Special legislative funding, made possible by the Michigan Legislature, will provide road updates across the state including 1-96 in Novi from Novi Road to the western edge of Oakland County, announced State Rep. Hugh Crawford. I-96 eastbound will see the road improvements in the next year with the help of a $4.9 million grant. “It…

Rep. Lyons helps announce numerous Kent County road projects

Kent County will see many road improvement projects over the next year thanks to special funding secured by the Michigan Legislature including three in the 86th District, announced state Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons. Almost 10 miles of M-21 and a section of I-96 will get road rehabilitation and resurfacing with the help of $3 million…