Rep. Roberts testifies on need for career counseling in schools

State Rep. Brett Roberts, of Charlotte, testified before the House Workforce and Talent Committee today about his legislation to give students easier access to college and career counseling. His bill will ensure that counselors would complete professional development instruction which emphasizes post-high school graduation preparation when working with students in grades 6-12. The legislation specifies…

McCready bill allows township supervisors to perform marriages

Bloomfield Township Supervisor speaks in support of legislation State Rep. Mike McCready of Bloomfield Hills was joined today by Bloomfield Township Supervisor Leo Savoie to speak before the House Judiciary Committee in support of legislation McCready introduced to allow township supervisors to perform marriage ceremonies. “Over the years, I’ve had numerous people request for me…

VanderWall legislation honors deceased disabled veterans

Legislation introduced by state Rep. Curt VanderWall, of Ludington, would allow a widow or widower to keep their spouse’s disabled veteran license plate. Currently, only the disabled veteran is allowed to have a disabled veteran license plate. When the individual passes away, their spouse is required to return the plate to the Michigan Secretary of…

House approves Griffin’s bill to give schools financial flexibility for facility improvements

The Michigan House of Representatives today approved Rep. Beth Griffin’s legislation to allow school districts to make energy efficiency and operational upgrades to school facilities by entering into a lease-purchase agreement. The bill will provide another financing option for schools to achieve savings through energy efficiency and operational improvement projects. “Conservation projects that qualify are…

Rep. Hernandez celebrates March is Reading Month

State Rep. Shane Hernandez of Port Huron celebrated March is Reading Month this week by reading to children in schools throughout Sanilac County. “It is extremely important that children develop a love of reading early in life,” said Hernandez, “As parents and educators, one of the best ways we can equip our children for success…

Rep. Cole hears testimony on bill to honor fallen soldier

House committee unanimously passes bill to name a section of U.S. 23‘Sergeant Joe Johnson Memorial Highway’  Testimony honoring fallen soldier U.S. Army Sergeant Joe Johnson was heard today in the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The bill would designate a stretch of U.S. 23 in Genesee County as “Sergeant Joe Johnson Memorial Highway.” State Rep….

Rep. Howrylak hosts office hours in Troy and Clawson

State Rep. Martin Howrylak of Troy will host two office hour events at local libraries in March. Saturday, March 25 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Troy Library, 510 W. Big Beaver Road in Troy; Monday, March 27 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Blair Memorial Library, 416 N Main Street in Clawson….

Rep. Bellino to host in-district office hours March 20

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe will host office hours during March to meet with residents in Monroe and Wayne counties. “These events are a great way to connect with members of our community,” Rep. Bellino said. “I look forward to discussing the issues that matter most to those I represent and encourage anyone to…

Rep. Alexander supports bills that give students better choice

State Rep. Julie Alexander of Hanover supports curriculum-based legislation that will give students more flexibility in their high school education choices to meet graduation requirements and prepare for a career. “Preparing students for life is a key mission of a high school education and these bills will help do that,” Alexander said. “If they have…

Rep. Calley plans local office hours in March

State Rep. Julie Calley invites residents to office hours in two communities during March. Calley, of Portland, will meet with constituents on the following dates: Friday, March 17, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Barry County Cabinet Building, 121 S. Church St., Hastings Monday, March 20, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Village…

Rep. Jim Lilly Begins March is Reading Month Tour

State Rep. Jim Lilly kicked-off his March is Reading Month tour this morning in the West Ottawa Public School District at Lakewood Elementary and Lakeshore Elementary Schools. As part of March is Reading Month, Rep. Lilly will visit several local schools in the 89th district and read to students throughout the month. Rep. Lilly said…

Rep. Tedder receives Michigan Press Association transparency award

State Rep. Jim Tedder of Clarkston will receive the Peter Pettalia Memorial Sunshine Award from the Michigan Press Association. Rep. Tedder was chosen because of his support of open and transparent government, as well as journalism during his career. He is a co-sponsor for a bill package that removes Freedom of Information Act exemptions from…