Rep. Leutheuser welcomes Star of Life recipient to state Capitol

“Congratulations Lyn LaCourse from Reading Emergency Unit for being named one of the Michigan Association of Ambulance Services’ Stars of Life. Thank you for all of your work as a critical care paramedic making our communities safer! Thanks also to David Slifka for advocating for these professionals.” PHOTO INFORMATION: Rep. Leutheuser (left) presents a special…

Rep. Howell welcomes school group for committee testimony

State Rep. Gary Howell of North Branch, chair of the House Natural Resources & Outdoor Recreation Committee, recently welcomed a group of middle school students to Lansing to testify before the committee. The group from Waldon Middle School in Lake Orion made the trip to voice their support for Rep. Howell’s bill, House Bill 4589,…

Speaker Chatfield on the Mackinac Straits

Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield today released the following statement on the constitutionality of a pipeline in northern Michigan: “Last year, we passed the right legislation to protect the people of Michigan, our critical waterways and our way of life. Hundreds of thousands of people rely on this modern solution to heat their homes…

Rep. Paquette honors Frank DeLaTorre at state Capitol

State Rep. Brad Paquette, of Berrien Springs, was joined at the state Capitol recently by Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Specialist Frank DeLaTorre. DeLaTorre, of Southwestern Michigan Community Ambulance Service (SMCAS), is a committed mobile healthcare leader whose service in EMS spans three decades, twenty-seven of which were spent working for SMCAS. On top of his…

Rep. Wakeman schedules local office hours

State Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township will host district office hours in the month of June to meet with local residents of the 94th District. “This has been a busy month in Lansing and around the district,” Rep. Wakeman said. “With the passage of a real, bipartisan solution for auto insurance reform and impending…

Rep. Johnson announces June office hours

State Representative Steve Johnson invites residents of the 72nd House District to join him during local office hours: Friday, June 14 Allegan County Big Boy 1180 W. Superior St. in Wayland 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Kent County Kentwood Branch Library 4950 Breton Road SE in Kentwood 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. “Open and honest communication with…

Rep. Green commends emergency response to Tuscola County flooding

State Rep. Phil Green today applauded Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s declaration of a state of emergency in response to the recent flooding in Tuscola County. “The administration’s prompt response will help ensure our community is receiving the assistance necessary to recover from the damage caused by the heavy rainfall,” Green said. “I want to thank Governor…

Rep. Whiteford appointed to task force to investigate state government’s information technology inefficiencies, cost overruns

Rep. Mary Whiteford today was appointed to a special task force to investigate and help resolve cost overruns and inefficiencies with state government information technology projects. Whiteford – chair of the budget subcommittee overseeing the Department of Health and Human Services – was appointed to the bipartisan panel by House Appropriations Chair Shane Hernandez. “When…

Chair Hernandez announces task force to investigate state government’s information technology inefficiencies, cost overruns

Rep. Shane Hernandez – chair of the Michigan House Appropriations Committee – today appointed a bipartisan special task force to investigate and help resolve cost overruns and inefficiencies plaguing state information technology projects. “The list of the state’s information technology failures is long and inexcusable,” said Hernandez, of Port Huron. “Cost overruns waste taxpayer money…

Rep. Huizenga to chair task force devoted to improving state IT spending

Special panel will probe cost overruns, inefficiency within departments State Rep. Mark Huizenga has been named chair of a special task force charged with examining information and technology systems used by the state. The bipartisan task force was recently announced by state Rep. Shane Hernandez, who helps oversee the budget process and state spending through…

Legislature files suit challenging AG’s opinion on petition initiative law

Rep. Lower: Nessel, Benson can’t pick and choose which laws to enforce State Rep. Jim Lower today announced the Michigan House and Senate have filed two lawsuits against Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson for refusing to follow the 2018 petition initiate law that the attorney general erroneously declared to be unconstitutional. Lower praised the decision…

Rep. Johnson announces June office hours

State Representative Steve Johnson invites residents of the 72nd House District to join him during local office hours: Friday, June 14th Allegan County Big Boy 1180 W. Superior St. in Wayland 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Kent County Kentwood Branch Library 4950 Breton Road SE in Kentwood 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. “Open and honest communication with…