House overwhelmingly approves Price bill to lift requirements on community college districts

A bill to remove the requirement that community college districts serve contiguous municipalities has been approved by the House, announced bill author state Rep. Amanda Price. As it currently stands, community college districts can include multiple municipalities, however those municipalities must share a border in order to be annexed. House Bill 4265 seeks to lift…

Rep. Afendoulis on special roads committee

  New House panel to address infrastructure funding issues State Representative Chris Afendoulis, R-Grand Rapids Township, was appointed this week to serve on the newly formed committee tasked with seeking solutions for Michigan’s infrastructure needs. House Speaker Kevin Cotter earlier this week announced the creation of the seven-member, bipartisan House Committee on Roads and Economic…

Rep. Sheppard hosts Senior Brigades to inform local residents

Lawmaker, AG’s office to present on phone and mail scams, identity theft State Rep. Jason Sheppard invites residents to join him this month and next for two informative Senior Brigade presentations. “Personal scams are a blight on our community and across the state, but we can help protect ourselves by getting the facts and knowing…

Rep. LaFontaine appointed to special House committee on roads

Senior legislator joins seven-member panel to discuss solutions for Michigan’s road-funding challenges State Rep. Andrea LaFontaine this week was appointed to a newly formed bipartisan House committee to address the state’s long-overdue infrastructure funding issues and foster Michigan’s continued economic growth. “The State of Michigan has needed a long term road funding plan for over…

Rep. Franz advocates anonymity for lottery winners

The House Regulatory Reform Committee (HRRC) this week approved state Representative Ray Franz’s legislation to allow Michigan lottery winners to remain anonymous. “This bill maintains governmental interaction but still allows anonymity,” said Rep. Franz, HRRC chair. “Winners always have the option of letting the lottery reveal their names and participating in promotional advertising, however, that choice…

Rep. Jon Bumstead applauds House road funding plan

Reprioritizing existing funds a vital component in new solution   Michigan House Republicans have unveiled a long-term plan to fix Michigan’s roads and bridges that, when fully implemented, will provide over $1 billion directly to road projects. State Rep. Jon Bumstead expressed his support for the reprioritization of existing funds. “The use of existing funds…

Roads plan unveiled by House GOP lawmakers

A long-term legislative plan to fix the state’s roads and bridges by allocating more than $1 billion annually within the next four years has been unveiled by Michigan House Republicans. “I’m very pleased that the House has taken the initiative to begin this discussion,” said state Rep. Dave Maturen, R-Vicksburg. “We must continue to make…

Lawmaker introduces bill to lift requirements on farmers

State Rep. Brett Roberts has introduced a bill that will remove the need for a county permit when performing earth changes on privately owned land. “As a farmer, I know just how unnecessary it is that county permits are needed for simple earth changes on my land,” said Rep. Roberts, R-Eaton Township. “This measure ensures…

Rep. Potvin says GOP road proposal a good place to start

  Lawmaker: Plan prioritizes $1 billion for future investment   State Rep. Phil Potvin this week took part in the unveiling of a House Republican transportation plan that can fix Michigan’s roads and bridges by creating long-term and sustainable funding. Rep. Potvin, R-Cadillac, joined other Republican lawmakers in announcing the plan, which focuses on using…

House Republicans introduce road plan

Livingston County Law makers looking forward to working on funding The Michigan House Republicans this week announced a simple, long-term plan to fix the state’s crumbling roads and bridges by phasing in over $ 1 billion in additional funding over the next four years. State Reps. Hank Vaupel and Lana Theis participated in the press…

Reps. Heise, Pagan welcome marching band guests

State Reps. Kurt Heise (R-Plymouth Township) and Kristy Pagan (D-Canton) today welcomed Plymouth-Canton Community Schools Marching Band directors and the 2016 Tournament of Roses Parade President to the Michigan House in recognition of the band’s selection to participate in the 2016 Tournament of Roses in Pasadena, California. Pictured from left: Former state Rep. John Stewart;…

House Republicans introduce road plan

Livingston County Law makers looking forward to working on funding The Michigan House Republicans this week announced a simple, long-term plan to fix the state’s crumbling roads and bridges by phasing in over $ 1 billion in additional funding over the next four years. State Reps. Hank Vaupel and Lana Theis participated in the press…