Rep. Leutheuser notes progress made over the past six months

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser, of Hillsdale, is pleased to see the legislative progress so far in 2017, noting that Hillsdale and Branch counties will benefit from key legislation. “We’ve improved the state’s investment in education and infrastructure with the 2017-2018 budget, while also committing ourselves to better career and jobs training programs,” said Leutheuser, who…

Rep. Hornberger invites residents to in-district office hours

State Rep. Pamela Hornberger will host office hours on Friday, Aug. 18 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Kimball Township Hall located at 2160 Wadhams Road in Kimball. “My job as your state representative is to listen to you in order for my votes to best reflect the opinions of our district,” said Hornberger…

Rep. Hornberger: Michigan House helping Macomb, St. Clair counties

Legislator notes accomplishments early in 2017-18 session State Rep. Pamela Hornberger today said that increased funding for schools, skilled trades and roads are among the highlights in the early stages of the Legislature’s 2017-18 session. Hornberger, of Chesterfield Township, also has played a key role in protecting Second Amendment rights, fighting child abuse and improving…

Rep. Howell: M-53 project makes travel safer for families

Legislature committed to fixing roads, bridges State Rep. Gary Howell today said a project to resurface 7.6 miles of M-53 in Lapeer County that began this week shows the Legislature is committed to fixing the state’s transportation system. Howell, of North Branch, said the $1.9 million project to give M-53 a smoother surface between north…

Rep. Tedder bill to improve motorcycle safety signed by Gov. Snyder

Bill educates drivers about motorcycle safety Legislation authored by state Rep. Jim Tedder to create a fund to promote motorcycle safety awareness in Michigan has been signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder. The revenue from the endorsement fees will create the Motorcycle Safety and Education Awareness Fund to Michigan automobile drivers. “This bill will…

Rep. Sheppard announces August district hours

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance invites residents of the 56th District to meet with him during his August in-district office hours. “The insight I receive from residents is the most important tool I have when representing our community in Lansing,” Rep. Sheppard said. “I encourage anyone with questions or ideas about their state government…

Rep. Miller: New Soo Lock construction vital for Michigan, national commerce

Legislator: ‘Ramifications for future if Congress does not act now’ State Rep. Aaron Miller today called for Congressional action regarding the need for a new lock at the Soo Locks facility in Sault Ste. Marie. The call from Miller follows a July 18 tour hosted by state Rep. Lee Chatfield, of Levering, and state Sen….

Rep. Brann announces August office hours

State Rep. Tommy Brann encourages residents to attend his local office hours during the month of August. “Hosting office hours is just one way I seek feedback from the people I was elected to represent,” Brann said. “I enjoy hosting office hours because listening and understanding the concerns of residents in the district helps me…

Rep. Farrington calls first six months of term a success

State Rep. Diana Farrington today said she is pleased with the progress she and her colleagues have made thus far this legislative term on issues that matter most to the people of Macomb County. “I’ve listened to people’s needs when it comes to prioritizing tax dollars,” said Farrington, of Utica, who took office in January….

Kahle disappointed in veto of faster vehicle sales tax relief for Michigan families

State Rep. Bronna Kahle today said she is disappointed that a plan to speed up tax relief and help Michigan families afford motor vehicles will not become state law. Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed legislation that would have accelerated the phase-in of ‘sales tax on the difference’ reforms adopted in 2013. The legislation deals with the…

Rep. Bizon: Education, government transparency among session highlights

Increased funding for schools and improved government transparency are among the top priorities advanced with the support of state Rep. Dr. John Bizon in the Michigan House this year. Bizon and his colleagues also have advanced efforts to help veterans, promote skilled trades and improve health care in accordance with an action plan adopted at…