Common Core subcommittee slated to meet Tuesday

State Rep. Dave Pagel today announced a special bipartisan subcommittee will meet in Lansing for the first time on Tuesday, July 16 to discuss whether the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) should continue to be implemented in Michigan. The House Education Subcommittee on Common Core Standards, chaired by Rep. Tim Kelly, is slated to hear…

Rep. Foster announces local office hours for residents

State Rep. Frank Foster, R-Petoskey, will be available for office hours on Tuesday, July 16 in Petoskey to talk with area residents. “Ongoing office hours throughout the Upper Peninsula and northern Michigan are essential to make sure all voices are heard,” Foster said.  “I encourage people to stop by to express a concern or viewpoint. …

McMillin to host July office hours

State Rep. Tom McMillin, R-Rochester Hills, has announced upcoming in-district office hours for the month of July. McMillin invites residents to meet with him at the Older Persons Commission from 9 to 10 a.m. on Monday, July 15 to discuss state and local issues of interest. The Older Persons Commission is located at 650 Letica…

New subcommittee to meet next week to discuss Common Core standards

A special bipartisan legislative subcommittee led by state Rep. Tim Kelly will meet for the first time on Tuesday, July 16 in Lansing to begin deliberations on how Michigan should move forward with the controversial Common Core State Standards Initiative. The House Education Subcommittee on Common Core Standards, chaired by Kelly, will hear testimony from…

Speaker Bolger appoints Brock A. Swartzle as House Majority Counsel

Contact: Ari Adler aadler@house.mi.gov 517-373-1386 LANSING — Speaker of the House Jase Bolger, R-Marshall, today announced the appointment of Brock A. Swartzle as House Majority Counsel. Swartzle, of Okemos, has been a partner at Honigman, Miller, Schwartz and Cohn LLP since 2009. He was an associate at the firm from 2002 to 2005 and served…

Outman schedules July office hours

State Rep. Rick Outman will meet with residents and answer questions about state and local government during office hours in Howard City on Thursday, July 25. Outman, R-Six Lakes, said the informal gathering will take place at the Dairy Bear, 434 Ensley St., from noon to 1 p.m. “July is Agriculture/Dairy Month, and I thought…

With tough decisions, GOP lawmakers put MI on path for better future

By Speaker of the House Jase Bolger, R-Marshall Why won’t politicians tackle tough issues? Why won’t the legislature look long term? Why does government take the easy route? Looking only at current public discourse, it’s easy to understand why those questions are asked. But now is a different time in Michigan’s Capitol. Over the past…

Pscholka announces July district office hours tour

State Rep. Al Pscholka today announced he will be traveling across the 79th state House district next week to meet with residents, hosting office hours in five locations over a two-day period. Local residents will have the opportunity to meet with Pscholka, R-Stevensville, to ask him questions and discuss state and local issues. Residents can…

Rep. Graves sponsors summer reading program for local children

Winners spend a day at Capitol with lawmaker State Rep. Joe Graves will sponsor a summer reading program for children in the 51st House District, with the winners invited to spend a day with him at the state Capitol. Graves, R-Argentine Township, said the contest is open to children in first through fifth grades and…

State Rep. Bill Rogers and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, both center, welcomed George Groat, president and CEO of Center PowerD Management, middle row second from left, as well as a group from both the United States and the Netherlands, to help announce a new energy project that started construction today in Livingston County. CenterPowerD Management has partnered with Netherlands-based companies to build wind turbines and cooling systems in Livingston County. The project will bring alternative energy as well as 60 to 90 jobs to the state by the end of the year.

Rep. Rogers and Lt. Gov. Calley welcome energy group to Lansing

State Rep. Bill Rogers and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, both center, welcomed George Groat, president and CEO of Center PowerD Management, middle row second from left, as well as a group from both the United States and the Netherlands, to help announce a new energy project that started construction today in Livingston County. CenterPowerD Management…

Rep. Muxlow announces July 26 office hours

State Rep. Paul Muxlow will conduct office hours on Friday, July 26 at his district office in Brown City. Rep. Muxlow, R-Brown City, will meet with residents from 4 to 5 p.m. at his office located at 4256 Main St. He will provide a legislative update and answer any questions citizens have about state and…

Jenkins and staff honored to serve 57th District

Lawmaker introduces new staff members to Lansing office State Rep. Nancy Jenkins has hired two new staff members to continue to serve the residents of the 57th House District and fill a pair of vacancies, the lawmaker announced today. “Listening to local residents is what drives my work in Lansing, and I am excited about…