Rep. Somerville invites residents to meet with him at his May office hours

State Rep. Pat Somerville, R-New Boston, today announced his upcoming May office hours. Somerville encourages residents to meet with him to discuss state and local issues. Residents can come to either of the following coffee hours: Friday, May 10 9:30am – 11 a.m. Island Coney Island 8200 Macomb St. Grosse Ile Friday, May 17 9:30am…

Rendon resolution targets bullying

Michigan joins world for Stand4Change Day on May 3             The Michigan House of Representatives will join with millions of students, teachers and others across the world to raise bullying awareness during Stand4Change Day on May 3. The House today approved House Resolution 121, sponsored by state Rep. Bruce Rendon, to set the special recognition…

McCready announces May office hours

State Rep. Mike McCready today announced he will host office hours this month in Bloomfield Township and Birmingham. McCready invites residents to meet with him to share their perspectives and ask questions at the following locations and times: Bloomfield Township: Monday, May 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Bagger Dave’s, 6608 Telegraph Road. Birmingham: Tuesday, May 28,…

Bumstead votes to improve hunting and fishing in Michigan

State Rep. Jon Bumstead today voted for legislation guaranteeing residents the right to hunt, fish and take game in Michigan, and giving active duty military free hunting. Senate Bills 288 and 289 give the Natural Resources Commission the right to establish hunting seasons and add species to the game list in Michigan. The legislation specifies…

Walsh partners with local credit union for Financial Literacy Legislative Challenge

State Rep. John Walsh visited two marketing classes at Franklin High School in Livonia on Monday, April 29, to talk about budgeting for both personal purposes and as an important skill for future employment. “Being able to budget money properly is a very important skill for everyone, and it’s important that our future leaders understand…

State lawmakers to host veterans Town Hall

State Reps. Jeff Farrington and Henry Yanez will host a town hall focusing on veterans issues on Monday, May 13. Guest speakers Mark Sutton from the American Legion Department of Michigan and Kermit Harris from the Macomb County Veterans Affairs department will be on hand to discuss all of the resources available to veterans.  Brigadier…

Rendon, Potvin plan road meeting, May 13

Town hall format invites exchange of questions, ideas Area residents can join in on a discussion about Michigan’s road conditions and submit their own ideas for maintaining the state’s transportation system at a May 13 meeting in Cadillac moderated by state Reps. Bruce Rendon and Phil Potvin. The town hall meeting will be at the…

Rep. Leonard announces new House website

State Rep. Tom Leonard today announced that he has launched a revamped website: http://RepLeonard.com The website focuses on Leonard’s efforts at the Capitol and makes it easier for residents to interact with him. The new website has been redesigned to be more interactive and provide easier access to the House GOP legislative priorities and results…

Kesto votes to allow suspicion-based drug testing for welfare recipients

State Rep. Klint Kesto today voted in favor of legislation to allow suspicion-based drug testing of welfare recipients to protect at-risk families and make better use of taxpayer dollars. House Bill 4118, approved today by the House, establishes a one-year pilot program for welfare drug testing in three counties, to be determined by the state…

McMillin brings Sixth Amendment expert to testify on indigent defense

House committee hears testimony on McMillin’s legislation A national expert on indigent defense joined state Rep. Tom McMillin today in testifying before the House Criminal Justice Committee, telling the panel that every criminal defendant is entitled to a lawyer. McMillin, R-Rochester Hills, was joined in testifying before the committee by David Carroll, executive director at…

Bumstead votes to allow suspicion-based drug testing for welfare recipients

State Rep. Jon Bumstead today voted in favor of legislation to allow suspicion-based drug testing of welfare recipients to protect at-risk families and make better use of taxpayer dollars. House Bill 4118, approved today by the House, establishes a one-year pilot program for welfare drug testing in three counties across the state, to be determined…