Rep. García concludes March is Reading Month after visiting nine local schools

Lawmaker read to nearly 1000 students March is Reading Month has come to a close and Rep. Daniela García visited 9 schools throughout the 90th District where she read to approximately 1000 students. “I enjoyed speaking with and reading to students in my district,” said García. “We had a great discussion about the importance of reading at…

Rep. Chatfield announces April office hours

State Rep. Lee Chatfield invites residents of the 107th House District to join him during local office hours throughout the month of April. “Since taking office, I have conducted monthly office hours in every county I represent,” said Rep. Chatfield, R-Levering. “I believe government needs to be more accountable, and that starts by being accessible,…

Rep. Lauwers invites citizens to attend April office hours

State Rep. Dan Lauwers urges residents to join him for April office hours in St. Clair. Rep. Lauwers, R-Brockway, invites citizens to join him on Friday, April 17, at Sue’s Coffee House in the St. Clair Riverview Plaza, 201 N. Riverside Ave., from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. “The Legislature is considering many important issues that…

Michigan Association of Counties awards Rep. Price as County Advocate

The Michigan Association of Counties (MAC) presented state Rep. Amanda Price with its 2015 County Advocate Award. “MAC serves a vital role as the voice of our local communities and county commissioners and I’m honored to have been selected for this award,” said Rep. Price, R-Park Township. “My experience working in local government has helped…

Northern Michigan lawmakers invite residents to get the facts on Prop 1

Rep. Cole hosts transportation town hall with special guest Rep. Pettalia State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, invites Northern Michigan residents to attend an informational transportation town hall meeting in Gaylord on Friday, April 24. Rep. Cole and special guest House Transportation Committee Chair Rep. Peter Pettalia, R-Presque Isle, will address the May 5 road-funding ballot…

Rep. Miller announces agriculture grant for Three Rivers orchard

State Rep. Aaron Miller today announced that a Three Rivers orchard has received a grant from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) to expand and increase its production. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, said Corey Lake Orchards in Three Rivers was awarded $48,352 through the Value Added and Regional Food System Grant Program. The…

Rep. Glenn: Michigan workers have 25,000 reasons to celebrate Right-to-Work anniversary

State leads nation in 2014 manufacturing job creation In December 2012, Michigan became the nation’s 24th state to adopt a Right-to-Work law and has now, two years later, reached the top rank for manufacturing job creation, according to reports from the National Association of Manufacturers. Indiana, which also adopted a law that prohibits forcing employees…

Rep. Bumstead to host town hall on road funding

State Rep. Jon Bumstead is inviting residents of the 100th House District to attend an informational town hall meeting regarding the May 5 statewide ballot proposal on road funding in Michigan. The town hall will be held on Thursday, April 16, from 7 to 9 p.m. at TrueNorth Community Services, located at 6308 S. Warner…

Rep. Cole aims to make state departments more accountable

State Rep. Triston Cole of Mancelona, in conjunction with Rep. Joel Johnson, R-Clare, recently introduced legislation to amend the Revised Judicature Act and Administrative Proceedings Acts to make state departments more accountable when they fail to work in good faith with taxpayers. The measures would require such departments to pay any legal costs when they…

Rep. Chatfield reads to 1,430 students during ‘March is Reading Month’

Lawmaker and former teacher encouraged area kids to form a healthy habit of reading In celebration of the annual March is Reading Month, Rep. Lee Chatfield visited 14 elementary schools throughout his House district and he read to a total of 1,430 students in 65 classes. “It was not only an honor to visit these schools, but…

Rep. Lucido presents tribute to retired Shelby Township fire marshal

State Rep. Peter J. Lucido will present an official State of Michigan Tribute to longtime Shelby Township Fire Marshal Edward Vojtush on Monday, April 20. “It’s a great honor to be able to recognize the many years of service Edward Vojtush has provided to the residents of Shelby Township,” said Rep. Lucido, a Republican from…

Rep. Miller invites WWII veterans to join him on VE Day

Lawmaker plans 2015 Honor Drive in Lansing   State Rep. Aaron Miller is looking for a few good men and women. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, today invited World War II veterans to join him in Lansing on May 7 to take part in the 2015 Honor Drive marking the 70th anniversary of the victory of Allied…