Rep. Barrett honors Black Hawk crew during committee meeting

Rep. Barrett honors Black Hawk crew during committee meeting Chairman reads names of those lost in Florida crash   State Rep. Tom Barrett, chair of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, on Thursday read off the names of the 11 American soldiers and Marines who were killed when their Black Hawk helicopter crashed in Florida…

Rep. Canfield recognized by Michigan Academy of Family Physicians

Rep. Edward Canfield this week was recognized by the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians for his House resolution declaring Feb. 22-28 as Family Medicine Week. As a family physician himself, Rep. Canfield knows firsthand the efforts of these individuals and was happy to officially recognize the crucial role they play in keeping Michigan residents healthy….

Rep. Bizon applauds grant for Denso Manufacturing

State Rep. John Bizon today applauded the announcement of a grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation for Denso Manufacturing to further expand its operations in Battle Creek. Denso received a $640,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. The company plans to expand its operations in Battle Creek by investing more than $53 million and…

Rep. Chatfield introduces ‘Snowplow Driver Appreciation Day’ resolution

State Rep. Lee Chatfield yesterday introduced a resolution to declare March 20, 2015 as Snowplow Driver Appreciation Day in Michigan. “Removing snow and ice during Michigan winter months is no easy task,” said Rep. Chatfield, R-Levering. “Snowplow drivers work long hours under severe weather conditions to ensure the rest of us can travel to work, school…

Rep. Lucido welcomes Beacon Tree Elementary students to Lansing

Students from Beacon Tree Elementary School received an inside look at state government on Wednesday, courtesy of state Rep. Peter J. Lucido. The students and teacher Kristin Bourgeois toured the state Capitol with Rep. Lucido, who also showed the students the House floor while giving them a brief overview of how Michigan’s legislative branch works….

Rep. Franz road funding meeting in Leelanau County

State Rep. Ray Franz of Onekama, invites Leelanau County residents to attend a meeting at the Leelanau County Government Center to share information regarding the state’s upcoming road funding proposal. While the lawmaker looks forward to addressing any concerns or ideas residents may have with state government at the meeting, he will focus much of…

Reps. Afendoulis, VerHeulen to host Senior Brigade Day

State Reps. Chris Afendoulis and Rob VerHeulen today announced they will host a Senior Brigade Day to inform local seniors and their caretakers about different types of scams and how to protect against them. The event will take place at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 27, at the Rockford Community Cabin, located at 220 N….

Rep. Cole announces March coffee hours

State Rep. Triston Cole of Mancelona will hold office hours on March 27 in Antrim County. “I want to get to know all the constituents in my area so that they know I am invested in the 105th District and I am adequately representing their needs and interests in Lansing,” Rep. Cole said. On Friday,…

Rep. Hughes invites all area residents to fourth annual veterans job fair

Event to feature local employers looking for talented employees State Rep. Holly Hughes, R-Montague, vice chair of the House Military and Veterans Committee, encourages veterans and non-veterans alike to attend the Fourth Annual Veterans Job Fair on Friday on May 15 in Muskegon. The event, started in 2012 by Rep. Hughes and Dave Eling, Muskegon…

Barrett bill commemorates state’s Blue Star Mothers

Measure sets Feb. 1 for recognizing organization   State Rep. Tom Barrett this week introduced legislation to make Feb. 1 a day of recognition for Blue Star Mothers of America. Rep. Barrett, R-Potterville, introduced House Bill 4347 to recognize the organization, which was founded in Flint on Feb. 1, 1942. Blue Star Mothers are mothers,…

Rep. Muxlow introduces Logan’s Law to help stop animal abuse

State Rep. Paul Muxlow, R-Brown City, has reintroduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to keep animals out of the hands of convicted animal abusers. “If you aren’t part of the solution, then you are part of the problem,” Rep. Muxlow said. “As an animal lover, it breaks my heart to see the chronic abuse and neglect people inflict…