Rep. Outman reads to local students during March is Reading Month

Lawmaker encourages kids to hit the books State Rep. Rick Outman will read to students at elementary schools throughout the 70th House District to celebrate March is Reading Month. Outman, R-Six Lakes, said he hopes to instill in children the joy that comes from reading a good book. “A book can take a child to…

Rep. Outman reads to local students during March is Reading Month

Lawmaker encoura ges kids to hit the books State Rep. Rick Outman will read to students at elementary schools throughout the 70th House District to celebrate March is Reading Month. Outman, R-Six Lakes, said he hopes to instill in children the joy that comes from reading a good book. “A book can take a child…

Rep. Muxlow organizes joint committee meeting on community colleges

Lawmaker wants to discuss FY 2013-14 budget State Rep. Paul Muxlow, chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Community Colleges, has called for a joint committee meeting with the state Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Community Colleges to discuss the fiscal year 2013-14 Community Colleges appropriations bill. The meeting takes place on Monday, March 11, at…

Rep. Muxlow organizes joint committee meeting on community colleges

State Rep. Paul Muxlow, chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Community Colleges, has called for a joint committee meeting with the state Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Community Colleges to discuss the fiscal year 2013-14 Community Colleges appropriations bill. The meeting takes place on Monday, March 11, at the St. Clair County Community College, 323…

Lawmaker slams state for requiring smoke detectors in Boy Scout tents

In what may be the first edict of its kind in the nation, state Rep. Ken Goike has learned that the Michigan Department of Human Services is requiring the Boy Scouts of America to equip their summer camp tents with smoke detectors. DHS regulators have informed the Michigan Crossroads Council that they will require all…

Nesbitt: Keystone pipeline construction benefits Michigan and nation

Lawmaker speaks in support of measure prior to House passage State Rep. Aric Nesbit, chair of the House Energy and Technology Committee, today spoke in favor of a resolution urging Congress to allow construction of the Keystone pipeline to bring oil from Canada and North Dakota. The measure, Senate Concurrent Resolution 6, was approved in…

Rep. Phil Potvin kicks off Reading Month with stops around the district

State Rep. Phil Potvin today announced he will celebrate March is Reading Month by visiting schools to read with area elementary school students. Starting today, he will read with students this week in Cadillac, Mesick, Big Rapids and Morley. Potvin will also read with students in LeRoy, Barryton, Mecosta, and additional classrooms in Cadillac in…