Rep. Miller announces local office hours for January

Rep. Aaron Miller, of Sturgis, announced today he will be hosting local office hours in January to meet and discuss important issues with members of his district. “Hearing from the people I represent is an important part of my job,” Miller said. “Input from residents is at the front of my mind as we get…

Rep. Meerman joins influential Michigan House Ways and Means Committee

State Rep. Luke Meerman of Coopersville will serve on the House Ways and Means Committee for 2020, providing a unique opportunity to advance a wide range of reforms benefitting Ottawa County and the entire state of Michigan. Updated committee appointments were announced today by House Speaker Lee Chatfield. The Ways and Means Committee is one…

Rep. Markkanen named to House Local Government Committee

State Rep. Greg Markkanen has been appointed by Speaker Lee Chatfield to serve on the House Local Government and Municipal Finance Committee in 2020. The committee typically handles municipal government issues related to budgeting, financial liabilities, zoning, local authority, public safety and planning. Markkanen, of Hancock, said his previous experience serving on the Hancock City…

Rep. Wozniak plan would improve mental competency exam process

State Rep. Doug Wozniak today introduced a plan to help address the backlog of criminal cases waiting evaluation at the state forensic center and help local law enforcement access alternative options when the state is unable to complete a mental competency exam in a timely manner. Wozniak, of Shelby Township, said criminal cases involving defendant…

Rep. O’Malley invites residents to first office hours of 2020

Rep. Jack O’Malley of Lake Ann announced his upcoming office hours for residents of the ‘Fighting 101st’. Rep. O’Malley will be joined by special guest Sen. Curt VanderWall. The office hours schedule is as follows: Monday, Jan. 27 8 to 9 a.m. at Scottville City Hall, 105 North Main State St. in Scottville; 10 to…

Rep. Bollin to host January coffee hours

State Rep. Ann Bollin of Brighton Township will host district coffee hours on Friday, Jan. 17 to meet with residents of the 42nd District. “I’m excited for new opportunities to serve our community this year,” Rep Bollin said. “I invite all to attend and discuss ideas to move us forward as a state, and hear…

Rep. Green to host legislative update

State Rep. Phil Green invites residents of Huron and Tuscola counties to attend a legislative update on Monday, Jan. 13 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Bad Axe District Library, 200 S. Hanselman St. in Bad Axe. “I look forward to updating residents on what we accomplished in 2019 and what we plan on…

Rep. Lightner proposal honoring fallen first responder now law

A portion of I-94 will be known as the “Trooper Manuel H. Fields Memorial Highway” after a plan from state Rep. Sarah Lightner was recently signed into law by the governor. Trooper Manuel H. Fields was conducting a traffic stop on Aug. 27, 1994 on a westbound stretch of I-94 when a vehicle crossed the…

COLUMN: A year of legislative accomplishments

As we kick off the new year, I want to share some highlights of my first year representing our community in the Michigan House. First, I want to say that serving as your representative is truly an honor. It is a great responsibility and one that I do not take lightly. It has been a…

Rep. LaFave: Quid pro no

Lawmaker: No-fault reform in exchange for tax increase never an option State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s recent comments during an “Off The Record” interview where she claimed Republicans in the Legislature agreed to approve a gas tax hike in exchange for signing…

Join Rep. Webber at his January office hours

State Rep. Michael Webber of Rochester Hills invites residents to join him for his in-district office hours on Friday, Jan. 17. “I look forward to meeting with community members and listening to their insight,” Rep. Webber said. “Monthly office hours have provided a great opportunity to connect with the people I serve. I encourage everyone…