Rep. Foster announces local office hours for residents

State Rep. Frank Foster, R-Petoskey, will be available for office hours Aug. 26-30 to talk with area residents. “Ongoing office hours throughout the Upper Peninsula and northern Michigan are essential to make sure all voices are heard,” Foster said.  “I encourage people to stop by to express a concern or viewpoint.  No appointment is necessary.”…

Genetski announces August office hours

Allegan County residents will have two opportunities in August to meet with state Rep. Bob Genetski to talk face-to-face about state government issues or concerns. The lawmaker has scheduled office hours in Plainwell and Hamilton on Aug. 27. “No appointment is necessary and I welcome everyone to come in for a talk,” said Genetski, R-Saugatuck….

Rep. Potvin schedules office hours in Chippewa Lake, Rodney on Aug. 22

State Rep. Phil Potvin today announced he has scheduled a pair of office hours in Mecosta County on Thursday, Aug. 22. Potvin will be at Autumn’s Restaurant, located at 10630 Dwight St. in Chippewa Lake, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. The lawmaker will also be at the Martiny Township Hall, located at 15051 110th Ave. in Rodney,…

Franz thanks ‘Pure Michigan’ voice, Tim Allen

When comedian and actor Tim Allen recently performed a show in Manistee, state Rep. Ray Franz took the opportunity to deliver thanks from the state Legislature and Gov. Rick Snyder for Allen’s help to make the Pure Michigan advertising campaign successful. “Those of us who live and play in Michigan know what a special place…

Rep. Kelly releases statement on passing of Dr. Samuel Shaheen

State Rep. Tim Kelly of Saginaw Township today released the following statement on the passing of Dr. Samuel Shaheen: “Dr. Samuel Shaheen leaves behind a legacy of humanitarian and entrepreneurial accomplishments second to none in the annals of  Saginaw, Michigan.  Sam Shaheen, like a modern-day founder, should be remembered with equal impact, magnitude and reverence…

Rep. Jenkins hosting round table discussion with local officials on Aug. 20

House budget committee chair will be special guest State Rep. Nancy Jenkins today announced she will host a round table discussion on Tuesday, Aug. 20. The public forum will focus on the appropriations process in Michigan and feature special guest Rep. Joe Haveman, chair of the House Appropriations Committee. Local sheriff’s departments, judges and county…

Rep. Potvin hosting local office hours

State Rep. Phil Potvin is sponsoring district office hours during August to allow residents of the 102nd District to meet with him to discuss state and local issues. “Helping local residents with their issues and concerns is an important part of my job as a state representative,” said Potvin, R-Cadillac.  “Please don’t hesitate to stop…

Rep. Howrylak to hold public town hall meeting

Lawmaker will host chair of the Local Government Committee State Rep. Martin Howrylak announced he will co-host a local town hall meeting with Rep. Amanda Price, chair of the House Committee on Local Government, Thursday, Aug. 15. “The House Committee on Local Government deals with issues that directly impact our local communities,” said Howrylak, R-Troy….

Jenkins supports free-market alternative to Medicaid

State Rep. Nancy Jenkins recently spoke at a seminar outlining Senate Bills 459 and 460, which create the “Patient-Centered Care Act” and propose a sustainable, cost-effective solution to Medicaid reform. The free-market alternative would provide current Medicaid enrollees with better access to primary care through affordable, commercial-grade insurance plans and individual health savings accounts. It…

McBroom to host natural resources forums

Aug. 20-21 town halls will feature House committee chair              Area residents are invited to discuss natural resource policies in Michigan with state Rep. Ed McBroom at Aug. 20-21 town hall meetings in Iron Mountain and Escanaba, and a morning “meet and greet” in Menominee. McBroom will be joined by Rep. Andrea LaFontaine, House Natural…

Rep. Yonker announces August office hours

State Rep. Ken Yonker is sponsoring office hours to give local residents a convenient opportunity to meet with him in person. Yonker, R-Caledonia, will be at the FireRock Grille, located at 7177 Kalamazoo Ave. in Caledonia, on Monday, Aug. 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. No appointment is necessary to talk with the lawmaker during…