Rep. Albert introduces bill to enact high standards for breeding of large carnivores

Bill promotes conservation and safety of animals and patrons LANSING – State Rep. Thomas Albert today introduced new legislation that would provide high standards for the breeding of large carnivores to promote conservation and animal safety. “This important legislation promotes the health and safety of animals and creates high standards for conservation breeding programs in…

Rep. Lucido to host benefit expo

State Rep. Peter Lucido of Shelby Township will host his third annual Salute to Seniors and Veterans on Monday, May 14. All local veterans and seniors are invited to attend this free event. Industry professionals and exhibitors from healthcare agencies, hospitals, and veterans groups will be available to answer questions on Social Security, insurance, tax…

Rep. Lucido to host coffee hours

State Rep. Peter Lucido of Shelby Township continues “Coffee and Conversation with Pete” this month. Coffee hours give residents the opportunity to share thoughts or ask questions related to state government and connect directly with their state representative. For convenience, Rep. Lucido holds morning and evening coffee hours each month to be available for residents…

Rep. Cox wraps up March is Reading Month tour

State Rep. Laura Cox concluded her annual March is Reading Month tour by reading to 280 students at seven elementary schools in Livonia. March is Reading Month is an educational event to recognize the importance of reading in children’s future success. To celebrate, Rep. Cox visited classrooms at Roosevelt, Webster, Hoover and Niji-Iro Japanese Immersion…

Rep. Yaroch reads to local classrooms

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Jeff Yaroch reads to a group of students at Will L. Lee Elementary School. State Rep. Jeff Yaroch of Richmond completed his March is Reading Month tour reading to over 400 elementary students while visiting 10 local classrooms. “Reading is critical to a child’s educational development,” Rep. Yaroch said. “By encouraging…

Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: April 9, 2018

Over the past week, I attended numerous meetings throughout the district. At the Hartland Township board meeting, I heard a report on the HERO (Hartland Enrichment and Recreation Organization) Teen Center. The organization provides local students opportunities to improve their educational and recreational pursuits. It was great to hear about the beneficial work being done…

Rep. Roberts demands transparency, accountability by MCCA

Mid-Michigan lawmaker outraged by sudden auto insurance rate hike State Rep. Brett Roberts, of Charlotte, is calling for the legislature to look into the books of the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA), in the wake of a 13-percent increase per vehicle slated to begin on July 1, 2018. “The Catastrophic Claims Association was established in…

Rep. VanSingel announces April office hours

            State Rep. Scott VanSingel of Grant invites residents to join him for office hours during the month of April. “I look forward to speaking with the residents of Newaygo, Oceana, and Lake counties about their state government,” VanSingel said. “Holding office hours throughout the district allows me to keep the community informed on what…

Yaroch bill allows drivers to opt out of MCCA fee

The time is now for no-fault reform as MCCA announces increase in fee State Rep. Jeff Yaroch of Richmond has introduced an auto insurance reform bill, which allows motorists to opt out of paying the Michigan Catastrophic Claim Association (MCCA) fee by allowing drivers a choice on the level of personal injury protection (PIP) coverage….

Brann bill signed into law, will help solve missing person cases

Use of national database to provide more information, help law enforcement State Rep. Tommy Brann’s legislation requiring Michigan law enforcement officials to share missing person information on a national database was signed into law this week. The database, the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs), gathers information from medical examiners, law enforcement officials, and…

Rep. Kahle celebrated March is Reading Month with over 2,300 local students

Each year at the beginning of March, schools kick off March is Reading Month by celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Teachers design contests, plan family literacy events, and invite special guests to read to their classrooms. State Rep. Bronna Kahle of Adrian visited classrooms throughout Lenawee County during the month of March. “Whether you are a…

Rep. Kahle invites residents to in-district office hours

State Rep. Bronna Kahle invites Lenawee County residents to join her for local office hours on Friday, April 13 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Lenawee County District Library, 4459 W. U.S. 223 in Adrian. “I enjoy the opportunity to connect with people in the community and hear what matters most to them,” Rep….