Outman named to House committees

Lawmaker looks forward to second term in office State Rep. Rick Outman will serve on five House committees this legislative session, including panels dealing with agriculture, commerce and families. Outman, R-Six Lakes, on Thursday was named to the House Agriculture; Commerce; Elections and Ethics; Energy and Technology; and Family, Children and Seniors committees. “All of…

Rendon named vice chair of House Natural Resources Committee

State Rep. Bruce Rendon has been appointed to serve as vice chair of the House Natural Resources Committee for the 97th Legislature. “I am honored to be selected to serve as vice chair of the Natural Resources Committee,” said Rendon, R-Lake City.  “The natural resources that we have the privilege to enjoy in our state…

Price named chair of House Committee on Local Government

State Rep. Amanda Price will chair the House Committee on Local Government for the 2013-14 legislative term. The local government committee oversees such issues as city and county government organization and financing, land use and redevelopment and economic development.  Price served on the committee last term, and was appointed to the chairmanship by House Speaker…

Republican women taking charge and leading in Michigan House of Representatives

LANSING – With committee assignments confirmed for the 2013-14 Michigan legislative term, women now hold eight committee or subcommittee chairs as well as numerous leadership posts within the House Republican caucus. In addition, three women have been appointed as Majority Vice Chairs of four committees. Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons, R-Alto, will chair the Education Committee…

Rep. Leonard named Vice Chair of House Insurance Committee

State Rep. Tom Leonard has been named vice chair of the House Insurance Committee for the 2013-14 legislative session. “Gov. Snyder made insurance reform one of his top priorities in his State of the State address. I look forward to having the opportunity to review the governor’s proposal and working closely with my colleagues to…

Denby named vice chair of House Agriculture Committee

State Rep. Cindy Denby was appointed by House Speaker Jase Bolger to be vice chair of the House Agriculture Committee for a second term. Denby also was selected to serve on the House Committees on Insurance, Family, Children, and Seniors, Regulatory Reform and Financial Liability Reform, which is a new committee this term. “I look…

Somerville named Vice Chair of the Financial Services Committee

State Rep. Pat Somerville, R-New Boston, this week was appointed to serve as the vice chair of the House Committee on Financial Services for the 97th Legislature.  He will also serve on the Commerce, Local Government and Tax Policy committees. “We have been able to make significant reforms over the past two years that have…

Cotter named chair of judiciary committee

State Rep. Kevin Cotter was named chair of the House Judiciary Committee for the 2013-2014 legislative term, it was announced today. The Judiciary Committee deals with a broad range of issues including criminal justice, court administration, property law and more. In addition to chairing the Judiciary Committee, Cotter will serve as Vice Chair of the…

Crawford named chair of regulatory reform committee

State Rep. Hugh Crawford will continue to chair the House Regulatory Reform Committee for the 2013-2014 legislative term, it was announced today.  This is Crawford’s second term as chair of this committee. “I am looking forward to my second term as chair of the Regulatory Reform Committee,” said Crawford, R-Novi. “Regulatory issues play a big…

Shirkey to lead new House Committee on State Competitiveness

State Rep. Mike Shirkey will lead the newly formed House Committee on Michigan Competitiveness to consider new ways to encourage a healthy economy and better quality of life for state residents. “While we made many necessary reforms over the past two years to help Michigan’s job growth opportunities, there is still much we need to…

Graves named Legislator of the Year

State Rep. Joseph Graves has been named Legislator of the Year for 2012 by the Michigan Retailers Association. The organization highlighted Rep. Graves’ efforts fighting organized crimes against retailers in Michigan. Gov. Snyder signed Graves’ legislation, House Bills 5843 and 5902 on Dec. 31, 2012, strengthening penalties for organized crime against retailers, including a provision…