Rep. Graves hosts hunting, fishing town hall Sept. 24

DNR will be on hand to address key issues State Rep. Joe Graves is hosting a town hall to provide helpful information for the current and upcoming hunting and fishing seasons on Tuesday, Sept. 24. Graves, R-Argentine Township, said a representative from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will attend the meeting to provide an…

Lund introduces bill naming governor’s Capitol office after John Engler

State Rep. Pete Lund today introduced legislation to rename the governor’s office in the state Capitol after former Gov. John Engler. “What Gov. Engler did to change the direction of the state during his time in office was incredible, and cannot be overstated,” said Lund, R-Shelby Township.  “The unprecedented economic growth that was experienced under…

Bumstead announces September office hours in Newaygo County

State Rep. Jon Bumstead today announced office hours for the month of September in Newaygo County. The office hours will take place Monday, Sept. 16 at the following times and locations: –Fremont: 10 to 11 a.m. at One East Main, 1 E. Main St. –Grant: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Grant Depot, 22…

Farrington introduces legislation creating common-sense reforms for charitable gaming

State Rep. Jeff Farrington today introduced legislation that would create common-sense rules for charitable gaming that is done by nonprofit organizations. House Bill 4960 would create rules to hold the charities and poker rooms accountable while allowing them the freedom to operate lawfully. “Nonprofit organizations can use the money from these charitable gaming events to…

Schmidt announces local September office hours

State Rep. Wayne Schmidt today announced office hours that will take place throughout the 104th District. Schmidt is inviting residents to attend office hours to discuss issues of local and state concern.  The lawmaker will have office hours on Friday, Sept. 13, at the following times and locations: –8:30 to 9:30 a.m. – Traverse City…

Nesbitt to host veterans roundtable in Paw Paw

Roundtable discussion to focus on state, local issues On Friday, Sept. 13, State Rep. Aric Nesbitt will host an informational roundtable that will focus on the issues that veterans encounter when interacting with state government. “We owe a great debt of gratitude to the men and women who have helped keep this country safe and…

Rep. VerHeulen warns Rockford residents of boil-water advisory

State Rep. Rob VerHeulen is warning Rockford residents that a boil-water advisory has been issued, after water in the city system tested positive for strains of E.coli bacteria. Customers of the water system should not use city water for drinking, brushing teeth, hand-washing, preparing food, making ice or washing dishes unless it is boiled first…

McMillin urges Congress, U.S. attorney general to prosecute NSA’s Clapper

State Rep. Tom McMillin, R-Rochester Hills, today announced he is urging Congress to prosecute James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, for lying about the National Security Agency’s (NSA) collection of data on U.S. citizens. McMillin has offered House Resolution 205 in the state Legislature urging Congress to take action against Director Clapper for lying under…

Heise announces September district office hours

State Rep. Kurt Heise invites local residents to meet with him to share their perspectives and ask questions. District office hours will be hosted on Monday, Sept. 9 at locations in Eastern Canton and Northville at the following locations and times: 10 to 11 a.m., Parthenon Coney Island, 39910 Ford Road (east of I-275), Canton…

Rep. Daley invites residents to September office hours

Rep. Kevin Daley, R-Lum, is hosting office hours during the month of September to give residents of the 82nd District a chance to meet with him and discuss state or local issues. The office hours will be: Monday, Sept. 16 The Silver Grill 535 N. Cedar St., Imlay City 7:30 to 9 a.m. No appointment…

Schmidt: Medicaid reform vital to N. Michigan residents, healthcare providers

Lawmaker again votes Medicaid Reform State Rep. Wayne Schmidt today voted again to support sweeping Medicaid reform legislation in the Michigan House of Representatives. Schmidt, R-Traverse City, said his vote on the bill, which is designed to implement a more fiscally responsible alternative to the current Medicaid system, has not changed. “The need is still…