Kesto hosts cyber-safety seminar in Wixom

Presentation focuses on keeping families safe State Rep. Klint Kesto will sponsor a community seminar on Monday, March 18, providing parents and guardians helpful information to help keep children safe from predators and bullies on the Internet. Kesto, R-Commerce Township, will host the seminar in conjunction with the Michigan Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division. The…

MacMaster helps kick off 2013 syrup season

State Rep. Greg MacMaster on Friday helped kick off the start of the maple syrup season in northern Michigan with a visit to a family centennial farm in Charlevoix County that has been producing the treat since the 1800s. The Parsons family has a built five-generation tradition of tapping trees to start the syrup production…

Glardon tours Saginaw County ag businesses

On Friday, state Rep. Ben Glardon and other state lawmakers toured agriculture facilities in Oakley and Hemlock to get a better understanding of the state’s important agriculture industry. Glardon, who serves on the House Agriculture Committee, toured the facilities at Frutchey Bean & Grain Co. in Oakley and Hemlock Elevator in Hemlock to get a…

State lawmakers introduce Bridge Card fraud package

State Reps. Roger Victory and Gail Haines today announced legislation that would penalize retailers for committing Bridge Card fraud. House Bills 4360 and 4361 aim to punish retailers who abuse the state’s welfare system.  The most common form of this fraud is when stores charge more to Bridge Cards than the purchase price of liquor…

House approves bills simplifying RV licensing

The Michigan House of Representatives recently approved legislation sponsored by state Rep. Kenneth Kurtz that will simplify the licensing process for recreational vehicles in Michigan. House Bills 4052 and 4053 would move the classification for non-motorized recreational vehicle sales to the Motor Vehicle Sales Finance Act except for dealers who only sell non-motorized recreation vehicles. …

MacGregor votes for bills creating veterans designation on Michigan IDs

The Michigan House on Thursday unanimously approved legislation eliminating hassles for Michigan veterans when proving military service, state Rep. Peter MacGregor announced. House Bills 4037 and 4287 will create a special designation for veterans on Michigan driver’s licenses and state ID cards. “Michigan veterans have sacrificed so much for this country and we need to…

Shirkey to celebrate ‘Liberty Day’ on March 16 in Grass Lake

Question: Why is March 16 an important day to celebrate the U.S. Constitution and our country’s liberties and freedoms?  State Rep. Mike Shirkey will help answer that question and more as part of a contest he has set up to help celebrate “Liberty Day” on March 16 when he attends the Spring Business Expo at…

House approves adding veteran designation to driver’s license, state id

The state House this week overwhelmingly approved a measure to help Michigan veterans provide proof of military service by showing their driver’s license, state Rep. Bruce Rendon announced today. House Bill 4037, approved with bipartisan support, creates a special designation on Michigan driver’s licenses for all veterans. “This is a simple but effective way to…

Crawford applauds legislation to create veterans designation on driver’s licenses

State Rep. Hugh Crawford today voted to approve legislation that will make it easier for Michigan veterans to receive the benefits and discounts they deserve. House Bills 4287 and 4037 creates an optional designation on a driver’s licenses and state IDs for Michigan veterans that will eliminate some of the hassle they encounter when identifying…

Outman applauds House vote to allow veterans designation on IDs

Lawmaker says process will ease hassles The Michigan House recently approved legislation allowing veterans to receive a designation on their driver’s license or state identification cards, state Rep. Rick Outman announced. Outman, R-Six Lakes, said he and his fellow 650,000 veterans anticipate the legislation will end the need to constantly search out their discharge papers when…