Rep. Pagel hosts December office hours in Niles

State Rep. Dave Pagel will hold office hours on Dec. 7 to meet with local residents to offer an opportunity to talk about any thoughts or concerns they may have. The office hours will be hosted at Niles District Library, 620 E. Main St. from 10 a.m. to noon. No appointment is necessary. Those unable…

Governor signs VerHeulen bill to allow electronic signatures on documents

Architects, engineers and surveyors can now utilize electronic signatures and seals thanks to legislation introduced by state Rep. Rob VerHeulen. Public Act 178 of 2013 allows documents created by architects, engineers and surveyors to use electronic signatures and seals in place of traditional paper based signatures and seals on documents that require approvals. “Most communications…

Somerville to host December office hours

Rep. Pat Somerville will hold office hours prior to the Gibraltar City Council meeting.  The office hours will take place at the Gibraltar City Hall. Details as follows: Monday, Dec. 9 5-6:30 p.m. (prior to City Council Meeting) Gibraltar City Hall 29450 Munro Ave. Gibraltar   Residents unable to meet with Rep. Somerville during this…

Rep. Somerville hosts town hall meeting on veterans

Earlier this week, Rep. Pat Somerville hosted a town hall meeting for veterans on Grosse Ile.  The meeting was a success with more than 30 people in attendance. During the Nov. 25 meeting, Somerville went over legislation that has and will be affecting Michigan veterans.  Somerville answered questions and helped address concerns that some veterans…

Franz bill to help veterans connect with firefighter jobs signed into law

State Rep. Ray Franz welcomed former Staff Sergeant Tony Covell of Kaleva, an Iraqi War veteran and Purple Heart recipient, and his son Jeffrey Franz, commander of Kaleva VFW Post 6333, for a ceremonial bill signing of Public Act 166 of 2013 with Gov. Rick Snyder. Franz sponsored the new law to allow military veterans…

Rep. Leonard invites residents to December office hours

Local residents are encouraged to join state Rep. Tom Leonard to discuss matters of state and local government during his December office hours, taking place in St. Johns and Ithaca. Office hours will be held: In St. Johns on Friday, Dec. 13 at the Big Boy, 1408 S. U.S. 27, from 9 to 11 a.m….

Farrington presents tribute to the late Paul Buscemi’s family

Paul Buscemi was posthumously honored for his contributions to Macomb County and throughout metro Detroit by state Rep. Jeff Farrington on Wednesday. “Paul Buscemi’s hard work, dedication and professionalism on behalf of the people of Macomb County cannot be overstated,” said Farrington, R-Utica.  “Since the opening of the Original Buscemi’s Party Shoppe in 1956, Buscemi…

Outman hosts informative town hall on hydraulic fracturing

Experts join lawmaker to discuss ‘fracking’ process State Rep. Rick Outman will conduct a town hall on Monday, Dec. 9 to discuss hydraulic fracturing well stimulation – also known as fracking – in Michigan. Outman, R-Six Lakes, will host the town hall at Alma College from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Heather Van Dusen…

Nesbitt hails court decision to halt collections for spent fuel disposal

Lawmaker urges President Obama to obey the law State Rep. Aric Nesbitt today applauded a federal appeals court order that the Energy Department suspend collection of over $700 million annually from ratepayers nationally for the permanent storage of spent nuclear fuel. The federal government continues to collect money from ratepayers for a program that is…