Rep. Lauwers to host roundtable on economic competitiveness

State Rep. Dan Lauwers today announced Rep. Mike Shirkey, chair of the House Competitiveness Committee, will visit Port Huron Township on Monday, Sept. 16 to participate in an economic and jobs roundtable for local business leaders. The discussion takes place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Port Huron Township Department of Public Works building,…

Rep. Somerville, Lions Foundation to host free child eye exams

Lawmaker and foundation teaming up to provide free exams for back-to-school           State Rep. Patrick Somerville and the Lions Foundation are teaming up to offer free eye exams to all children through the Project KidSight Program on Friday, Sept. 6 at the Woodhaven Community Center, 23101 Hall Road, Woodhaven from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m….

McMillin to host September office hours

State Rep. Tom McMillin, R-Rochester Hills, has announced upcoming in-district office hours for the month of September. McMillin invites residents to meet with him on: Monday, Sept. 16 Rochester City Hall 400 Sixth St., Rochester 3 to 4 p.m.             No appointment is necessary to meet with McMillin. Residents unable to join him at office…

Outman, Ag Chair Daley to attend Breakfast on the Farm

Event educates public about modern farming State Rep. Rick Outman and House Agriculture Chair Kevin Daley will attend Breakfast on the Farm on Sept. 7, an event at Black Locust Farms in Stanton to help people learn about modern farming. Outman, R- Six Lakes, and Daley, R-Lum, will be on hand to help give consumers…

Rep. Graves hosts hunting, fishing town hall Sept. 24

DNR will be on hand to address key issues State Rep. Joe Graves is hosting a town hall to provide helpful information for the current and upcoming hunting and fishing seasons on Tuesday, Sept. 24. Graves, R-Argentine Township, said a representative from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will attend the meeting to provide an…

Lund introduces bill naming governor’s Capitol office after John Engler

State Rep. Pete Lund today introduced legislation to rename the governor’s office in the state Capitol after former Gov. John Engler. “What Gov. Engler did to change the direction of the state during his time in office was incredible, and cannot be overstated,” said Lund, R-Shelby Township.  “The unprecedented economic growth that was experienced under…

Bumstead announces September office hours in Newaygo County

State Rep. Jon Bumstead today announced office hours for the month of September in Newaygo County. The office hours will take place Monday, Sept. 16 at the following times and locations: –Fremont: 10 to 11 a.m. at One East Main, 1 E. Main St. –Grant: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Grant Depot, 22…

Farrington introduces legislation creating common-sense reforms for charitable gaming

State Rep. Jeff Farrington today introduced legislation that would create common-sense rules for charitable gaming that is done by nonprofit organizations. House Bill 4960 would create rules to hold the charities and poker rooms accountable while allowing them the freedom to operate lawfully. “Nonprofit organizations can use the money from these charitable gaming events to…

Schmidt announces local September office hours

State Rep. Wayne Schmidt today announced office hours that will take place throughout the 104th District. Schmidt is inviting residents to attend office hours to discuss issues of local and state concern.  The lawmaker will have office hours on Friday, Sept. 13, at the following times and locations: –8:30 to 9:30 a.m. – Traverse City…

Nesbitt to host veterans roundtable in Paw Paw

Roundtable discussion to focus on state, local issues On Friday, Sept. 13, State Rep. Aric Nesbitt will host an informational roundtable that will focus on the issues that veterans encounter when interacting with state government. “We owe a great debt of gratitude to the men and women who have helped keep this country safe and…

Rep. VerHeulen warns Rockford residents of boil-water advisory

State Rep. Rob VerHeulen is warning Rockford residents that a boil-water advisory has been issued, after water in the city system tested positive for strains of E.coli bacteria. Customers of the water system should not use city water for drinking, brushing teeth, hand-washing, preparing food, making ice or washing dishes unless it is boiled first…