House declares ‘Red Cross Month’ in March

March 2013 is Red Cross Month in the state of Michigan after state lawmakers this week approved House Resolution 34 sponsored by Reps. Joel Johnson and Margaret O’Brien to raise awareness of the emergency assistance organization. March has historically been recognized as Red Cross Month by U.S presidents and Congress. “The volunteers and employees of…

House approves bill authorizing special designation for Michigan veterans

The state House today unanimously approved legislation to help make sure all Michigan veterans receive the benefits and discounts they deserve, state Rep. Dan Lauwers announced. House Bill 4037, approved with bipartisan support and co-sponsored by Lauwers, creates a special designation on Michigan driver’s licenses for all veterans. “Our ultimate goal is to make sure…

Callton congratulates Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch on business development grant

State Rep. Mike Callton today congratulated Herbruck’s Poultry Ranch on receiving a state business development grant award due to their plans to expand egg production and processing facilities.  Herbruck’s total investment in their business will be up to $17.2 million and will likely create up to 55 new jobs. The grant has been awarded in…

House approves bill authorizing special designation for Michigan veterans

The state House today approved legislation that will eliminate hassles for Michigan veterans when asked to show proof of military service, state Rep. Dale Zorn announced. House Bill 4037, which Zorn co-sponsored, creates a special designation on Michigan driver’s licenses for all veterans, eliminating the need to carry their military service papers everywhere they go….

House approves bill authorizing special designation for Michigan veterans

The state House today unanimously approved legislation to make sure all Michigan veterans can easily receive the benefits and discounts they deserve, state Rep. Ben Glardon announced. House Bill 4037, approved with bipartisan support and co-sponsored by Glardon, creates a special designation on Michigan driver’s licenses for all veterans. “We must do all we can…

House approves bill authorizing special designation for Michigan veterans

The state House today unanimously approved legislation to make sure all Michigan veterans can easily receive the benefits and discounts they deserve, state Rep. Ben Glardon announced. House Bill 4037, approved with bipartisan support and co-sponsored by Glardon, creates a special designation on Michigan driver’s licenses for all veterans. “We must do all we can…

Lori votes to create veterans designation on Michigan IDs

Measure eliminates hassles for Michigan veterans The Michigan House today approved legislation allowing veterans to receive a special designation on their driver’s license or state ID cards, state Rep. Matt Lori announced. With more than 650,000 veterans living in Michigan, Lori anticipates the legislation will remove the need for veterans to have to dig up paperwork…

Lawmakers’ snowmobile tour highlights Michigan tourism and recreation

A bipartisan group of almost a dozen legislative leaders explored northern Michigan via snowmobiles from Harbor Springs to Trout Lake and back again, learning firsthand the positive economic impact created by winter tourism. House Commerce Committee Chair Frank Foster and House Tourism Committee Chair Peter Pettalia were among the group that also included Department of…

Speaker Bolger’s statement on passage of BCBS reforms

Speaker of the House Jase Bolger, R-Marshall, issued the following statement regarding movement of the Blue Cross Blue Shield reform bills without abortion coverage language: “House Republicans are focused on what is right for the future of Michigan’s hardworking taxpayers. The Blue Cross reforms are important to Michigan residents because they make the Blues compete with…

Speaker Bolger’s statement on House Bill 4111

Speaker Jase Bolger, R-Marshall, issued the following statement after he reluctantly asked the House to accept a federal health exchange planning grant: “Today’s vote to accept the grant was about doing everything we can to protect Michigan taxpayers and families from a massive and unwelcome federal overreach. Today’s vote was not about political parties or ideological…

Chairman McMillin requests Wayne State officials testify before Oversight panel

Discussion will focus on eight-year contract extension State Rep. Tom McMillin has invited Wayne State University officials to testify before the House Oversight Committee in regard to an eight-year contract extension with the American Association of University Professors and American Federation of Teachers Local 6075. “This is a very unusual contract extension, and I believe…