Month of April focused on financial learning

Students across Michigan will learn about personal, local and global finances during April through financial literacy programs, and today Rep. Frank Foster helped recognize one of the oldest with a state resolution honoring Junior Achievement. Foster’s House Resolution 60 declares April 2013 as Junior Achievement Financial Literacy Month in the state of Michigan. Junior Achievement…

House committee provides emergency dredging, local parks and recreation funding

Legislation to provide funding for emergency dredging projects in Michigan waterways was approved this morning by the House Appropriations Committee, announced committee Chair Joe Haveman. Senate Bill 233 provides $21 million for public harbor dredging at 49 locations statewide. The funding was added to an annual supplemental appropriation from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund…

Pagel hosts office hours in Edwardsburg

State Rep. Dave Pagel invites residents of the 78th House District to join him for office hours on Saturday, March 16. Pagel, R-Oronoko Township, will meet with citizens on Saturday, March 16 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Ontwa Township Hall, 26225 U.S. 12 in Edwardsburg. “Meeting with people and listening to what they…

Forlini hosts March office hours

State Rep. Anthony Forlini invites residents in Clinton and Harrison townships to join him with questions about state or local government or to share ideas during March office hours. Forlini, R-Harrison Township, will sponsor office hours on Monday, March 18, at the following locations: Biggby Coffee, 18309 Hall Road in Clinton Township from 8 to…

Victory supports legislation to crack down on Bridge Card fraud and abuse

  State Rep. Roger Victory today announced his support for a bill approved by the House Families, Children and Seniors Committee that will help the state crack down on costly Bridge Card fraud and abuse. Victory voted to approve House Bill 4042, which would require the state of Michigan to do a monthly check of…

Nesbitt reads to local students during March is Reading Month

Lawmaker hopes to instill kids with love of books State Rep. Aric Nesbitt is spreading the word among elementary schools in the 66th House District: Reading is fun. Nesbitt, R-Lawton, is visiting schools in the district’s communities, reading to children and encouraging them to pick up a book as part of March is Reading Month….

McMillin: Taxpayers deserve some answers from universities on spending

Lawmaker testifies before higher ed budget panel State Rep. Tom McMillin today called on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education to carefully review circumstances surrounding colleges and universities approving unusually long contracts with faculty and employees. McMillin testified before the subcommittee today after officials from Wayne State University and the union declined an invitation…

State Rep. Bill Rogers disappointed in Brighton’s school deficit reduction proposal

State Rep. Bill Rogers today applauded the state Department of Education’s decision to reject a deficit reduction plan submitted by the Brighton School District. Rogers, R-Brighton, is chair of the House Appropriations subcommittees on the Department of Education and School Aid. The Brighton School District had a $7.3 million legacy deficit at the end of…

Pettalia hosting road meetings, March 22-23

Area residents can join in on a discussion about Michigan’s road conditions and submit their own ideas for maintaining the state’s transportation system at a series of meetings moderated by Rep. Peter Pettalia. The town hall meetings will be in Iosco County on March 22, and in Alpena, Presque Isle and Cheboygan counties on March…

Rep. Joseph Graves announces coffee hours in Holly

State Rep. Joseph Graves is hosting coffee hours in Holly on Friday, March 15 to give constituents a convenient opportunity to meet with him. Graves will host coffee hours at the Holly Donut Shop, located at 421 N. Saginaw St. from 10 to 11:30 a.m. “I enjoy talking with constituents and hearing their ideas and…

Price to hold office hours in Grand Haven

State Rep. Amanda Price will sponsor in-district office hours in Grand Haven on Friday, March 15, 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…