Rep. Outman hosts August office hours in Alma, Lakeview

Lawmaker encourages residents to attend State Rep. Rick Outman will meet with residents of the 70th House District during two office hour sessions scheduled during August. Outman, R-Six Lakes, will host office hours from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the following locations: Alma McDonald’s, 1625 Wright Ave., on Friday, Aug. 16; and Lakeview McDonald’s, 9150…

Rep. Shirkey announces area drug enforcement town hall meeting on Aug. 14

State Rep. Mike Shirkey will host a citizen town hall event on Wednesday, Aug. 14 to help create a public dialogue on drug enforcement strategies and policy. Shirkey said the debate needs to happen, based on both the citizen initiative that legalized medicinal marijuana and the introduction of legislation such as House Bill 4623, which…

Rep. Somerville to host Economics and Jobs Roundtable

Lawmaker bringing House Commerce Committee            State Rep. Pat Somerville today announced Rep. Frank Foster, chair of the House Commerce Committee, will visit the 23rd District next week to co-host an economic and jobs roundtable with him in Woodhaven for business leaders. “We have some of the best businesses and employees in Michigan right here…

Rep. LaFontaine to hold public town hall meeting

State Rep. Andrea LaFontaine today announced Rep. Kenneth Kurtz, the chair of the House Families, Children and Seniors Committee, will visit the 32nd District in August to co-host a town hall meeting.  The committee has jurisdiction over issues such as welfare, abortion and adoption. “The Families, Children and Seniors Committee deliberates many issues that have…

Graves announces August office hours

State Rep. Joe Graves today announced he will conduct a series of informal office hours in August with residents of the 51st House District. Graves, R-Argentine Township, will be available to meet with citizens on the following dates: Monday, Aug. 5, at 9 a.m. at the Holly Donut Shop, 421 N. Saginaw St., Holly Tuesday,…

Rendon announces August office hours

Area residents can meet with state Rep. Bruce Rendon to talk about state government concerns at the lawmaker’s local office hours scheduled for Aug. 9 in Crawford and Kalkaska counties, and Aug. 16 in Ogemaw, Roscommon and Missaukee counties. “Office hours provide an added chance for me to meet face-to-face with residents and learn about…

Rep. Shirkey hosting Jackson County radon awareness events

State Rep. Mike Shirkey is sponsoring two radon awareness town hall events on Aug. 21-22 in Jackson County to give local residents the chance to learn more about the health risks associated with elevated indoor radon levels and ways to protect themselves and their families. Jackson County is one of nine counties in Michigan with…

Heise comments on massive FBI human trafficking busts in Michigan, nationwide

State Rep. Kurt Heise, chair of the House Committee on Criminal Justice and a member of the Michigan Advisory Commission on Human Trafficking (MACHT), today made the following comments on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s announcement that they arrested 150 people, and saved 105 children during its nationwide human trafficking operation “Operation Cross Country”: “Human…

Nesbitt bill names portion of I-94 for State Police trooper

Bill honors trooper killed in the line of duty State Rep. Aric Nesbitt has introduced legislation to name a portion of Interstate 94 in Van Buren County in honor of Michigan State Trooper Rick Johnson, who was killed in the line of duty in 2000. Nesbitt, R-Lawton, introduced House Bill 4923, which would authorize naming a…

Rep. Howrylak invites residents to summer ice cream social

State Rep. Martin Howrylak will host an ice cream social on Friday Aug. 2 during the Family Fun Friday at Clawson City Park. The ice cream social will take place from 5:30- 8 p.m. “Clawson’s Family Fun days are a wonderful event and I am happy to be a part of it,” said Howrylak. “I…

Victory to host natural resources forum

Local residents are invited to a town hall on Aug. 15 with state Rep. Roger Victory to discuss natural resource policies in Michigan and have residents share their opinions on new initiatives. Victory, who serves on the House Natural Resources Committee, will be joined by committee chair Andrea LaFontaine at the event, which starts at…

Rep. Leonard schedules August office hours

State Rep. Tom Leonard today announced he will be available to meet with local residents of the 93rd House District in August. The legislator has schedule a pair of office hours, taking place in St. Johns and Ithaca. The informal meetings will take place: In St. Johns on Friday, Aug. 9 at the Big Boy,…