Rep. Hughes invites all area residents to 4th Annual Veterans Job Fair

Event to feature 65 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 4th Annual Veterans Job Fair on Friday, May 15 aboard the USS LST 393 Veterans Museum in Muskegon. The event was started in…

Rep. Howrylak introduces bill to improve oversight of Michigan Strategic Fund expenditures

State Rep. Martin Howrylak this week introduced a bill requiring all Michigan Strategic Fund monies to pass through the appropriations process before being distributed. “The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) currently has the unchecked power to disburse these funds,” said Rep. Howrylak, R-Troy. “As currently constituted, this process lacks accountability and needs to be improved…

Rep. Howrylak invites local seniors to Senior Brigade event

State Rep. Martin Howrylak invites local residents to his third annual Senior Brigade event with the Attorney General’s office to focus on helping seniors with a number of important issues. The event starts at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 15, at the Clawson Senior Center, 509 Fisher Court in Clawson. The presentation this year will…

Rep. Howrylak invites residents to May office hours

State Rep. Martin Howrylak invites local residents to meet with him during his office hours in May. Office hours will be held in Troy on Saturday, May 16, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Troy Public Library, located at 510 W. Big Beaver Road. Another event will be held in June at a location…

Rep. Rendon applauds House approval of bill to reopen Baldwin prison, create jobs

Measure authorizes privately-operated prison in Lake County A bill was approved by the Michigan House this week to permit the reopening of Lake County’s Baldwin prison, announced state Rep. Bruce Rendon. In a county where jobs can be hard to find, Rep. Rendon said he celebrates the opportunity to reestablish this facility and create approximately…

House approves Rep. Kesto bill protecting military’s parental rights

The Michigan House today approved a bill introduced by state Rep. Klint Kesto to prevent changes in parental and custody rights if one parent is deployed on active duty in the armed forces. House Bill 4482 is part of a bicameral bill package protecting the parental rights of service men and women. Rep. Kesto’s bill…

House approves Rep. Barrett’s bill protecting military parental rights

Measure forbids custody changes when parent deployed   The Michigan House today approved a bill introduced by state Rep. Tom Barrett to forbid changes in parental and custody rights if one parent is deployed on active military duty. Rep. Barrett, R-Potterville, said House Bill 4071 ensures that a parent who is serving overseas and cannot…

House energy committee plugs in to discussions on Michigan’s energy future

Members of the House Energy Policy Committee today took testimony on one of a number of bills introduced to give Michigan more control over its energy future. House Bill 4297, the first of Energy Chair Rep. Aric Nesbitt’s comprehensive package, seeks to expand Michigan’s clean energy options by incorporating existing, cleaner sources of fuel that…

WWII veterans join Rep. Miller at Capitol for VE Day anniversary

Lawmaker honored to host heroes from Greatest Generation   Three World War II veterans from Southwestern Michigan joined state Rep. Aaron Miller at the Capitol today to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Allied victory in Europe. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, invited the veterans and their families to join him and Brig. Gen. Len Isabelle at…

House sends Rep. Glenn bill blocking MEGA tax credits extensions to Senate

The state will only be able to amend existing Michigan Economic Growth Authority (MEGA) tax credits if the negotiations result in better terms for Michigan taxpayers under legislation approved in the House today on a 104-6 vote. House Bill 4334, Rep. Gary Glenn’s first bill to gain House passage, protects taxpayers from additional financial liability…

House approves Rep. Chatfield bill to limit MEGA corporate tax credit liability

Legislation now moves to Senate for consideration The Michigan House today approved a bill authored by state Rep. Lee Chatfield that prohibits the state from extending corporate tax credits currently allowed under the Michigan Economic Growth Authority Act. Rep Chatfield, R-Levering, introduced HB 4333 after hearing from state budget officials that MEGA credits created a…