Price introduces resolution declaring October 18 as Mammography Day

The Michigan House of Representatives today approved a resolution authored by Rep. Amanda Price declaring October 18 as Mammography Day in the state. Price introduced the resolution in the hope of bringing greater public awareness to the importance of mammograms and the early detection of breast cancer. “As mammography screening rates have increased, more cases…

Rep. Yonker invites members of the community to meet for office hours

State Rep. Ken Yonker is hosting office hours to give local residents a convenient opportunity to meet with him in person. Yonker, R-Caledonia, will be at the FireRock Grille, located at 7177 Kalamazoo Ave. in Caledonia, on Friday, Oct. 25, from 3 to 5 p.m. No appointment is necessary to talk with the lawmaker during…

Forlini hosts town halls to help families make residential care choices

Two Senior Brigade forums will take place in November State Rep. Anthony Forlini will host a series of three town halls during November to help citizens understand the options when making residential care choices for senior citizens. The forums will take place with the attorney general’s Senior Brigade Division, said Forlini, R-Harrison Township. The first,…

Kesto, McCready host town hall on human trafficking in Michigan

Lawmakers work to protect families from exploitation State Reps. Klint Kesto and Mike McCready will host a town hall meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 19 focusing on how to prevent human trafficking in Michigan. Both Kesto, R-Commerce Township, and McCready, R-Bloomfield Hills, will meet with residents from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the West Bloomfield Public…

Kesto town hall helps senior citizens avoid common scams

Senior Brigade seminar takes place Oct. 18 State Rep. Klint Kesto and a representative from the Michigan Attorney General’s office will provide senior citizens with helpful information on how to avoid common scams during a town hall on Friday, Oct. 18. Kesto, R-Commerce Township, will meet with residents at 11 a.m. at the Ralph C….

Pettalia hosting town halls on ‘fracking’

Nov. 1 meetings bring state, industry, groups to discussion  Area residents will be able to learn about oil and gas hydraulic fracturing and provide input during three Nov. 1 town hall meetings hosted by Rep. Peter Pettalia at stops in Oscoda, Harrisville and Alpena. The 106th District lawmaker is bringing officials from the Michigan Department…

Rep. Haines named MichBio Legislator of the Year

State Rep. Gail Haines has been named the MichBio Legislator of the Year for her leadership and work on Michigan’s clinical trial industry. Haines, R- Lake Angelus, received the award in recognition for her efforts in supporting the Michigan biosciences industry through her leadership of the Michigan Biosciences Legislative Caucus and as chair of the…

House approves bill streamlining local ballot deadlines

The House today approved legislation introduced by Rep. Martin Howrylak that will move the filing deadline for township annual meeting proposals to the same deadline as other local proposals. House Bill 4394 is part of a larger five bill package that streamlines other local filing deadlines including local millages and school board ballot questions. “During…

House panel hears testimony on O’Brien legislation to prevent Bridge Card abuse

The House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee heard testimony on legislation introduced by state Rep. Margaret O’Brien to reduce welfare abuse and fraud by requiring automated teller machines located in casinos, liquor stores and adult entertainment establishments to reject bridge cards. House Bills 4858-60 require banks and credit unions that operate ATMs in casinos, liquor stores and adult…

Potvin to hold October office hours

State Rep. Phil Potvin will be hosting office hours on Oct. 25. Potvin’s meetings will occur in Slagle Township, Tustin and Big Rapids Township. The time and location of these meetings are as follows: Slagle Township: Friday, Oct. 25 from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Slagle Township Hall, 2971 S. Seven Road, Harrietta. Tustin:…

Pscholka bills approved in House reform drain code laws

State Rep. Al Pscholka today announced House approval of a two bill package to reform the Michigan Drain Code, which hasn’t been updated in more than five decades. “These bills are common sense and necessary updates to an antiquated law,” said Pscholka, who sponsored the bills. The reforms approved in the House of Representatives will…