Governor signs bills supported by Rep. Glenn

Reformed laws simplify wage garnishment process Job providers will have less administrative burden and no longer be responsible for the unpaid debts of employees through updates to Michigan’s wage garnishment laws state Rep. Gary Glenn supported that were signed by Gov. Rick Snyder this week. Public Acts 14 and 15 of 2015 reform the state’s…

Fort Custer potential location for missile defense mission

House Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs passes resolution to urge utilization of Battle Creek facility    Fort Custer Training Center should be the location for a new ground-based interceptor ballistic missile defense mission, according to a measure approved today by a House panel. House Concurrent Resolution 3, introduced by Rep. David Maturen, urges the…

Rep. Hughes invites Muskegon area employers to Lansing

Local residents express support for continuing electric choice State Rep. Holly Hughes (R-Montague), welcomed Wes Eklund, CEO of Fleet Engineers, and John Workman, co-owner of Eagle Alloy, two important employers in Muskegon County, to Lansing on Monday as they testified before the House Energy Policy Committee. Rep. Hughes, a committee member, invited Eklund and Workman…

Rep. Chatfield introduces legislation to support Michigan maple syrup production

Bill exempts maple sap transport from seasonal road restrictions   The Michigan maple syrup industry would have an easier road to transport maple sap under new legislation introduced by state Rep. Lee Chatfield, R-Levering. Rep. Chatfield said House Bill 4418 would add maple sap to a list of agricultural commodities that are currently exempt from…

Rep. Howrylak resolution declares April Student Athlete Cardiac Awareness Month in Michigan

Lawmaker honors family, foundation  State Rep. Martin Howrylak, R-Troy, was joined by honored guests Randy Gillary, Sue Gillary and Emily Kucinich of the Kimberly Anne Gillary Foundation as members of the Legislature and guests today recognized April 2015 as State Athlete Cardiac Awareness Month in Michigan. Since December 1999, 63 students have lost their lives…

Rep. Bumstead to host road funding town hall in Hart

Local residents invited to discuss road funding options State Rep. Jon Bumstead, R-Newaygo, invites residents of the 100th House District to attend an informational town hall meeting regarding the May 5 statewide ballot proposal. The town hall will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 30, at the Hart City Hall Community…

Glardon bill bases bridge inspections on risk factor

Measure makes best use of MDOT resources   State Rep. Ben Glardon today introduced legislation that will make dangerous bridges safer and make better use of Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) resources. Rep. Glardon, R-Owosso, introduced House Bill 4455, which changes the MDOT bridge-inspection policy from an inspection every two years to inspections based on…

State House approves bills to phase out costly Venture Michigan Fund

Legislation ends future commitments, saves taxpayer money Michigan will stop gambling taxpayer money on risky investments thanks to legislation approved today by the state House. House Bills 4195, 4196 and 4365— sponsored by state Reps. Al Pscholka, Mike McCready and Brandt Iden—fast-track the end of the Venture Michigan Fund, which was originally enacted to spur…

Rep. Canfield presents Juniata Township clerk, Thomas Hile with special tribute

State Rep. Edward Canfield, R-Sebewaing, (right) presents Thomas Hile of Tuscola County with a State of Michigan Tribute thanking him for his 35 years of service as the Juniata Township clerk. The special tribute—signed by Rep. Canfield, Sen. Mike Green, Gov. Rick Snyder and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley—was presented to Hile at the Juniata Township meeting…

Snyder signs into law Rep. García’s wage garnishment reform

House Bill 4119 is freshman lawmaker’s first to receive gubernatorial approval After just a few months in Lansing, Holland’s Rep. Daniela García has worked on many important initiatives for the people of the 90th District, including House Bill 4119, which today was signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder. Now Public Act 14 of 2015, the…

Rep. Lyons bill protects against dangerous food allergies

Governmental entities, businesses, organizations could stock EpiPens’ State Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons today introduced legislation to further protect individuals suffering from dangerous and life-threatening food allergies. House Bill 4438, would allow businesses, recreation centers/camps, youth sports leagues, amusement parks and sports arenas to stock auto injector devices to protect patrons who come in contact with…