Price to hold local office hours April 15

State Rep. Amanda Price will sponsor in-district office hours in Park Township on Monday, April 15 to meet with local residents and discuss issues of interest or concern. Price will be at the Park Township Hall, located at 52 152nd Ave., from 10 to 11 a.m. Residents are welcome to stop by as their schedules…

LaFontaine BAC bill heads for Senate approval

Legislation authored by state Rep. Andrea LaFontaine that will prevent a scheduled change in the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) level for Michigan drivers was unanimously approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, clearing the way for it to head to the Senate floor for a vote of the full chamber. LaFontaine’s House Bill…

Bumstead hosting college savings workshop April 19 in Fremont

State Rep. Jon Bumstead is hosting a college savings workshop in Fremont on Friday, April 19 to educate local residents about programs to help make college affordable. The event will start at 6 p.m. in multimedia room ABC at the Newaygo County Regional Educational Service Agency, located at 4747 West 48th St. in Fremont. “Planning…

Bumstead hosting college savings workshop April 18 in Shelby

State Rep. Jon Bumstead is hosting a college savings workshop in Shelby on Thursday, April 18 to educate local residents about programs to help make college affordable. The event will start at 6 p.m. at the Shelby High School Auditorium, located at 641 N. State St. “Planning for your children’s college education early can make…

Rep. Cotter introduces bill to prohibit online lottery expansion

State Rep. Kevin Cotter today introduced legislation that will prohibit the Michigan Lottery from allowing the purchase and play of lottery games over the Internet. The Michigan Lottery currently is taking bids for a system that would allow for the sale of all Michigan Lottery games including Club Keno and scratch off games, over the…

House committee approves bill protecting rights of Michigan citizens

McMillin measure now goes to full House for consideration The House Oversight Committee today approved a bill sponsored by state Rep. Tom McMillin exempting Michigan citizens from participating in the arrest and detention of people by the federal government without due process. House Bill 4138 prohibits state agencies and their employees, including the Michigan National…

Rep. Graves’ resolution declares April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The Michigan House today approved a resolution sponsored by State Rep. Joseph Graves declaring April 2013 as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month in the state of Michigan. House Resolution 84 draws attention to the impact of rape and sexual assault on people of all racial, cultural and economic backgrounds. “There is a prevalence of…

Rep. Nesbitt meets with hundreds of residents during April coffee hours

Lawmaker pleased with turnout, interest in issues State Rep. Aric Nesbitt met with residents throughout Southwestern Michigan during the first week of April as he conducted coffee hours in 11 communities during a five-day period. Nesbitt, R-Lawton, said it is important to spend time with the hardworking families and listen to their concerns and suggestions….

Price to hold office hours in Spring Lake

State Rep. Amanda Price will hold local office hours in Spring Lake on Friday, April 12 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…

Rep. Pagel to meet with residents at Baroda Village Hall on April 13

No appointment necessary to attend State Rep. Dave Pagel will host office hours in Baroda on Saturday, April 13. Pagel, R-Oronoko Township, will meet with residents of the 78th House District at Baroda Village Hall, 9091 First St., from 10 a.m. to noon. “I encourage anyone who has suggestions or concerns about state and local…

Rendon to host April 29 road meeting

Area residents can join in on a discussion about Michigan’s road conditions and submit their own ideas for maintaining the state’s transportation system at an April 29 meeting in West Branch, hosted by state Rep. Bruce Rendon, R-Lake City. The town hall meeting will be held in G’s Pizzeria, 200 West Houghton, in West Branch,…

Rep. Cotter announces new user-friendly website, encourages constituents to give feedback

Michigan House Republicans this week launched a new caucus website to make it easier for residents to keep up with what’s going on at the Capitol and interact with their representatives. Rep. Kevin Cotter’s redesigned webpage – www.RepCotter.com – provides an interactive look at legislative priorities and results.  It also showcases news specific to the Mount…