Rep. Callton posts perfect voting record, nominated as MIRS House Lawmaker of the Year

State Rep. Mike Callton achieved a perfect voting record for the third year in a row, and was nominated as House Lawmaker of the Year by a nonpartisan news and analysis service located in Lansing. Callton, R-Nashville, cast all 534 record roll call votes taking during House session in 2013, according to official vote tallies.  In addition, Michigan Information…

Rep. Kesto, law enforcement to meet with seniors on Jan. 17

Lawmaker also schedules regular office hours State Rep. Klint Kesto and a representative from the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office will discuss public safety during a presentation on Friday, Jan. 17 at the Ralph Richardson Community Senior Center in Commerce Township. Kesto, R-Commerce Township, has made improving public safety his main priority since being elected to…

Jenkins named to Joint Capital Outlay subcommittee

Lawmaker now serving on five House Appropriations panels State Rep. Nancy Jenkins was recently chosen to serve on the Joint Capital Outlay Subcommittee on Appropriations. Joint Capital Outlay is the portion of the state budget devoted to the planning and financing of construction, renovation, remodeling, repair and maintenance of facilities and capital assets for use…

Rep. Shirkey announces state revenue conference results, new committee assignment

The state has a revenue surplus of almost $1 billion, announced state Rep. Mike Shirkey, who was recently appointed to Michigan House Appropriations Committee. With his new appointment, Shirkey is one of only a handful of House lawmakers who serve on both the budget committee and standing House policy committees.  Shirkey requested to be placed…

Bumstead asking for opinions from local residents on what to do with surplus revenue

With a possible revenue surplus, many ideas are being discussed for possible ways to use the additional revenue.  State Rep. Jon Bumstead, who serves on the House Appropriations Committee, is asking for input from local residents about the ideas already being discussed, as well as their own. “The possibility of a revenue surplus in Michigan…

House Republicans update Action Plan, unveil additional goals for 2014

LANSING — House Republicans today provided an update to the caucus Action Plan, including additional goals for Michigan that would address tax relief for individuals, human trafficking, gun-owner rights, transportation needs, and school safety. “The people of Michigan deserve real results that brings jobs for workers and reunites families in our state,” said Speaker of…