Pscholka hosting tele-town hall tomorrow

State Rep. Al Pscholka is hosting a telephone town hall tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. To participate residents can dial-in at (855) 756-7520 and then enter ext. 22689#. “Serving as state representative of the 79th District is about solving problems for the people of southwest Michigan,” said Pscholka, R-Stevensville. “It is important for…

Price to hold office hours in Spring Lake

State Rep. Amanda Price will hold local office hours in Spring Lake on Friday, Nov. 1 to meet with area residents and discuss issues of interest or concern. Price will be at the Spring Lake District Library, located at 123 E. Exchange St., from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. All area residents are welcome to stop…

House panel collectively supports Jacobsen voter management bill

Legislation simplifying the voting process to make it easier for citizens and administrators at polling locations has been approved by the House Elections and Ethics Committee, Rep. Brad Jacobsen announced today. House Bill 4878 will allow county clerks to conduct election administration duties for local governments, and require the Secretary of State to establish a…

Kelly bill would finally give ownership of tickets to the people who bought them

The common practice of reselling game or concert tickets above face value would become completely legal in Michigan under legislation introduced today by Rep. Tim Kelly. Kelly has received bipartisan support for House Bill 5108, which would repeal a 1931 law and allow people to resell tickets to college and professional sporting events or concerts…

Rep. Hooker to host in-district office hours

Lawmaker looks forward to meeting with local residents State Rep. Tom Hooker, R-Byron Center, will host local office hours this month for residents to meet with him and discuss state government issues at a convenient district location. “Meeting with residents is the best way to receive feedback and discuss issues of local importance,” Hooker said….

Rep. Shirkey co-sponsors legislation in response to marijuana court case

State Rep. Mike Shirkey today announced that a recent ongoing court case regarding the various forms medical marijuana can take has prompted him to join with state Rep. Eileen Kowall, R-White Lake, and other colleagues in introducing legislation to address the matter. A recent case before the Michigan Court of Appeals ruled that baked goods…

Rep. VerHeulen encourages residents to meet for office hours

State Rep. Rob VerHeulen, R-Walker, today announced he will be available to meet with constituents for office hours in November. Office hours will take place: In Grandville on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Rainbow Grill, 4158 Chicago Dr. SW, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. In Sparta on Saturday, Nov. 23 at Maxine’s Family Restaurant, 370 N…

Rep. Somerville announces office hours for November

Rep. Pat Somerville will hold office hour sessions twice during the month of November.  The office hour sessions will take place in Brownstown and Grosse Ile. The dates are times are as follows: November 4 9–10 a.m. Brownstown Community Center, Hall D 21311 Telegraph Road Brownstown November 22 9:30–11 a.m. Island Coney Island 8200 Macomb…

Kesto invites outdoor enthusiasts to attend November office hours

State Rep. Klint Kesto will host two informal Espresso with Kesto meetings in West Bloomfield and Wixom during November and is especially looking to hear from outdoor enthusiasts. Kesto invites all residents to attend the office hours to discuss issues and ask questions regarding state and local government. He also encourages hunters, anglers and other…

Leonard encourages residents to attend local office hours

State Rep. Tom Leonard today announced his regularly scheduled office hours for November, being held in St. Johns and Ithaca. Office hours will take place: In St. Johns on Friday, Nov. 8 at the Big Boy, 1408 S. U.S. 27, from 9 to 11 a.m. In Ithaca on Friday, Nov. 15 at the Hearthstone Oven…

McCready bill fights for consumer protections when buying or adopting pets

Measure will set new standards for breeding State Rep. Mike McCready recently introduced legislation to better protect both consumers and animals by requiring large-scale commercial dog breeders to register with the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. House Bill 5095 also establishes guidelines to help ensure the humane treatment and health of both the…

Rep. Glardon announces key training grant for Owosso company

State Rep. Ben Glardon today announced that Rugged Liner Inc. in Owosso will receive a $25,000 grant to improve the job skills of 43 employees and allow the creation of 10 new jobs. The Genesee Shiawassee Michigan Works awarded the grant to train workers in TS 16949, an internationally recognized Quality Management System specification for…