Walnut Lake Road project included in special legislative funding

Kesto applauds improvement plan State Rep. Klint Kesto today said a rehabilitation project for Walnut Lake Road will make travel smoother and safer for residents and commercial traffic. Kesto, R-Commerce Township, was present in Southfield today as officials announced road improvement projects for Southeastern Michigan. The projects are funded by a one-time legislative allocation to…

State’s disabled veterans get extension to apply for new property tax credit

Michigan disabled veterans and their surviving spouses have an additional six months to apply for a property tax exemption on their principal residence under a bill recently signed into law by the governor, state Rep. Mike Shirkey announced today. The governor signed the legislation in November but the deadline for the credit was this month,…

Graves: Local road projects are step in the right direction

Lawmaker says projects will heighten safety State Rep. Joseph Graves today announced three local road-improvement projects are a step in the right direction in the Legislature’s drive to fix Michigan’s transportation system, and are being done without raising new taxes or fees. Graves, R-Argentine Township, said the Genesee County projects were made possible by a…

Forlini says M-59 improvement is a step in the right direction

$2 million road repair is vital to area State Rep. Anthony Forlini today announced a $2 million project to improve road conditions on a section of M-59 in Macomb County. Forlini, R-Harrison Township, said the money will be used to repair pitted concrete on a section of M-59 from M-53 to Interstate 94. Funds for…

Lawmakers: Southwest Michigan road projects a good first step

M-43, Main Street in Mattawan to see initial improvements State Rep. Aric Nesbit, R-Lawton, and state Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Lawton, joined other state officials in Kalamazoo to announce new investment for two road projects to in Southwest Michigan. The projects are two of several road and bridge improvements made possible through the $115 million Roads…

All Michigan schools will now be equipped with lifesaving epi-pens

Gov. Snyder signed into law legislation introduced by state Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons that will guarantee Michigan schools are equipped with lifesaving epinephrine injectors known as EpiPens. Young children are among the most susceptible to food allergies and anaphylaxis, a severe reaction that can be fatal within minutes through swelling that shuts off airways or…

Rep. Glardon announces local arts grants

The Shiawassee Arts Council in Owosso and Michigan Festivals & Events in Chesaning will receive state grants totaling more than $100,000, state Rep. Ben Glardon announced today. The Shiawassee Arts Council will receive $75,000 and Michigan Festivals & Events will receive $50,000. “Arts and culture improve our overall quality of life and help give local…

Governor signs new law establishing OK-2-Say hotline

Outman: Initiative will help save lives State Rep. Rick Outman joined state Sen. Judy Emmons and Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette after Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation establishing a student hotline that allows children to confidentially report threats to them or others using a variety of media. Outman, R-Six Lakes, was sponsor of a House…

Jenkins: Learn more about equity crowdfunding during January event

Connect with MI investment, small business and banking experts Area residents are invited to learn more about equity crowdfunding in Michigan on Friday, Jan. 10, at an event hosted by state Rep. Nancy Jenkins. The “Crowd Connections” seminar will explain House Bill 4996, introduced by Jenkins in September, which establishes equity crowdfunding in Michigan and…

Price to hold office hours in Grand Haven

State Rep. Amanda Price will sponsor in-district office hours in Grand Haven on Friday, Dec. 20, to meet with local residents and discuss issues of interest or concern. Price will be at Coffee Grounds, located at 41 Washington Ave., from 9 to 10 a.m. Anyone is welcome to stop by as their schedules allow during…

Lauwers measure keeps repeat sex offenders off the streets, improves public safety

Michigan residents would be better protected from habitual sex offenders under legislation unveiled today by Rep. Dan Lauwers that allows for tougher sentencing for perpetrators with more than one offense. Michigan courts currently are not allowed to consider a juvenile sex assault charge when sentencing an individual who has committed the same crime as an…

House adopts Howrylak resolution addressing the situation in Ukraine

State Rep. Martin Howrylak this week introduced a resolution to stand in solidarity with the Ukrainian people and to encourage the Ukrainian government to support a democratic society where its citizens have the right to assemble and express themselves.   The resolution, HR 281, adopted by the Michigan House of Representatives on Thursday, commends U.S. Department of…