House overwhelmingly approves Rep. Allor’s PFAS safety measure

The Michigan House of Representatives this week approved a plan sponsored by Rep. Sue Allor that would improve safety protocols for the handling of AFFF firefighting foam, a known source of PFAS contamination. “With the state budget complete, the Legislature continues to press on and tackle the pressing policy matters facing Michigan families,” Allor said….

PHOTOS: Rep. Webber honors the legacy of L. Brooks Patterson

State Rep. Michael Webber of Rochester Hills speaks on the House floor in support of a bipartisan tribute honoring the late L. Brooks Patterson, supported by the entire Oakland County legislative delegation and Governor Whitmer. (LEFT TO RIGHT) House Minority Leader Christine Greig, Rep. Kathy Crawford, Rep. Robert Wittenberg and Rep. Michael Webber. State Rep….

Rep. Berman announces October office hours

State Rep. Ryan Berman of Commerce Township invites constituents of the 39th District to his upcoming October office hours on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Commerce Township Community Library, 180 E. Commerce Road in Commerce. “The Legislature carefully crafted a state budget that works for Oakland County and everyone across Michigan….

Rep. O’Malley drives bipartisan school bus safety effort

State Rep. Jack O’Malley, of Lake Ann, is spearheading a bipartisan plan to improve school bus safety in Michigan. “We have a duty to look out for our young people and ensure they are safe on their way to and from school,” said O’Malley, chair of the House Transportation Committee. “This isn’t a partisan issue….

Rep. Marino’s resolution urges Michiganders to shop local

State Rep. Steve Marino, chair of the House Commerce and Tourism Committee, today introduced a resolution declaring October 4th through the 6th as “Buy Nearby” Weekend in Michigan. Marino said purchasing goods and services locally leads to a positive ripple effect on Michigan communities, encouraging small business growth and more job opportunities while strengthening the…

Rep. Green: The Caro Center WILL BE BUILT in Caro!

State Rep. Phil Green, of Millington, issued the following statement regarding the governor’s approval of a new Caro Center: “I am pleased that we have reached a compromise with the governor and that she was willing to work with me on this issue. “The governor has approved a total of 100 beds at Caro, funding…

Rep. Slagh: Governor holding critical funding hostage to force 45-cent gas tax increase

State Rep. Bradley Slagh, of Zeeland, issued the following statement regarding the governor’s veto of funding for many critical programs and services: “I’ve had some time to digest the governor’s actions and communicate with community leaders and constituents impacted by her vetoes. It’s a true shame she has chosen to use law enforcement, the autism…

Rep. Wozniak: Governor’s budget vetoes hurt Macomb County families

State Rep. Doug Wozniak, of Shelby Township, today expressed his disappointment with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s vetoes on particular items within the state budget recently approved by the Michigan Legislature for the 2019-20 fiscal year. The governor this week turned down millions in funding for essential services across the state, including money toward supporting the state’s…

Hauck plan to allow liquor license for Central Michigan University

Lawmaker testifies before House Regulatory Reform Committee   State Rep. Roger Hauck today testified before the House Regulatory Reform Committee in support of his plan making the John G. Kulhavi Events Center at Central Michigan University eligible for an on-premises liquor license. Under state liquor laws, a college or university can obtain a liquor license…

Rep. Hornberger: I am disgusted by governor’s betrayal of Michigan students

State Rep. Pamela Hornberger, chair of the House Education Committee and former public school teacher, issued the following statement after the governor’s veto of several line items within the Legislature-approved state budget: “I am disgusted Gov. Whitmer has chosen to use Michigan public-charter students as pawns in her political game. She vetoed $240 in increased…