Rep. Lucido honors intern with tribute on House floor

PHOTO INFORMATION: Rep. Peter Lucido today presented Konrad Starospka a tribute on the House floor in recognition of his hard work and contribution to the 36th District over the past year. Starospka is graduating from Michigan State University this spring and has worked in Rep. Lucido’s office since December of 2016. ###

Rep. VerHeulen testifies in support of bill to create Michigan Infrastructure Council

Legislation addresses Michigan’s infrastructure needs State Rep. Rob VerHeulen of Walker today testified before the Michigan House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in support of his legislation to create a nine-member Michigan Infrastructure Council. The Michigan Infrastructure Council would be tasked with creating a statewide asset management system and a 30-year integrated infrastructure strategy. The goal…

Rep. Kesto: We must give crime victims a voice

Nassar, Muskegon County cases show importance of victim impact statements State Rep. Klint Kesto, chair of the House Law and Justice Committee, today voted for legislation to require anyone convicted of a crime to hear the victim or their family give impact statements during a sentencing hearing. The committee heard testimony on the bill during…

Committee approves Rep. Hughes’ bill inspired by Bletsch case

The House Law and Justice Committee today approved Rep. Holly Hughes’ legislation requiring convicted offenders to hear impact statements from victims or their family during a sentencing hearing. The vote comes a week after Rebekah Bletsch’s sister and mother spoke to the committee, supporting the legislation following their experience in a Muskegon County case where…

Rep. Brann testifies for use of missing persons database

State Rep. Tommy Brann, of Wyoming, today testified on the need for Michigan law enforcement officials to share information into a national missing person database. Brann’s legislation would require all missing, unidentified and unclaimed persons information currently shared on the national Law Enforcement Information Network (LEIN) also be uploaded to the National Missing and Unidentified…

Rep. Bellino announces local office hours

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe will host office hours on Saturday, Feb. 24 to meet with residents of Monroe and Wayne counties. “Hosting office hours helps me remain focused on the issues that matter most to the people in our community,” Rep. Bellino said. “Talking to my neighbors and listening to their concerns about…

Rep. Crawford announces local office hours

State Rep. Kathy Crawford of Novi invites local residents to attend “Coffee with Crawford” during February and March. “I always look forward to listening to everyone’s thoughts and feedback on state government,” Crawford said. “Meeting with residents from around our community is one of the most rewarding experiences that comes with this position.” Rep. Crawford…

Rep. Johnson announces February office hours

State Representative Steve Johnson invites residents of the 72nd House District to join him during local office hours: Friday, February 23, 2018 Allegan County Simply Celia’s 142 S. Main St. in Wayland 9:30 am – 10:30 am Kent County Kentwood Branch Library 4950 Breton Rd SE in Kentwood 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm   “Open…

Rep. Webber backs measure to support veterans at local level

State Rep. Michael Webber, of Rochester Hills, has cosponsored legislation providing financial incentive to encourage Michigan counties to establish and maintain veteran service offices. Currently, 11 counties do not have a local veteran support department and many other counties are understaffed. This poses a great barrier for veterans who are looking for help navigating their…

Rep. Chatfield responds to MDE letter threatening school funding

State Rep. Lee Chatfield, of Levering, today made the following statement in response to a Feb. 8 memo from the Michigan Department of Education, which could have negative financial and educational effects on libraries serving northern Michigan school districts: “The recent interpretation of a 1970s law seems like a ridiculous state overreach that will have…

Rep. Calley invites residents to local office hours

State Rep. Julie Calley invites residents to attend her local office hours in two communities on Monday, Feb. 26. Rep. Calley, of Portland, will give a legislative update to attendees. Then, if residents have individual concerns, she will take one on one meetings. Rep. Calley will meet with constituents at the following locations: Campbell Township…