Rep. Glardon named to key House committees

State Rep. Ben Glardon today was appointed by House Speaker Jase Bolger to help lead the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee as well as serve on the Agriculture Committee for the 97th Legislature. Glardon also was appointed to the Insurance; and Commerce committees. “My service on these committees last session gives me a strong background…

Franz looks to showcase ‘pure’ 101st

State Rep. Ray Franz is inviting amateur photographers of all ages to submit their best digital images of northwest Michigan to share with legislative colleagues and visitors to the state Capitol, starting with winter themes. “Our region earned national recognition for Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore being the most beautiful place in America, and that…

MacMaster introduces Michigan firearms exemption

Firearms, accessories and ammunition made in Michigan and used within the state borders would not be subject to federal interstate commerce laws or regulations under legislation introduced today by Rep. Greg MacMaster. House Bill 4099 creates the Michigan Firearms Freedom Act, similar to a Senate version, SB 63. The act would apply to that equipment…

Heise to Chair Criminal Justice Committee

Rep. Kurt Heise, R-Plymouth, has been named chairman of the newly formed Criminal Justice Committee in the Michigan House of Representatives. Heise served as vice-chair of the House Judiciary Committee in the previous legislative term.  The new Criminal Justice Committee was created out of that committee in response to the variety of complex criminal law…

Rep. Glardon named to key House committees

State Rep. Ben Glardon today was appointed by House Speaker Jase Bolger to help lead the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee as well as serve on the Agriculture Committee for the 97th Legislature. Glardon also was appointed to the Insurance; and Commerce committees. “My service on these committees last session gives me a strong background…

Victory to serve on House Agriculture Committee

State Rep. Roger Victory, today was appointed by House Speaker Jase Bolger to help shape public policy to benefit Michigan’s important agriculture industry as a member of the House Agriculture Committee. Victory, a farmer by trade, is looking forward to using his experience in the industry to help eliminate red tape that can sometimes stand…

Pagel named vice chair of House Committee on Local Government

Lawmaker also has seat on three other panels State Rep. Dave Pagel today was named vice chair of the House committee on Local Government. A former member of the Berrien County Board of Commission and the Berrien Springs Public School Board, Pagel is familiar with the needs and challenges facing local governments. “Having served residents…

Barron spends legislative day with Rep. McBroom

State Rep. Ed McBroom, R-Vulcan, welcomed Mitchell Barron of Gladstone to the state Capitol today to job shadow the 108th House District lawmaker. Barron, the son of Bob and Barb Barron, accompanied McBroom to a morning Senate Natural Resources, Environment and Great Lakes Committee meeting chaired by Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, for a discussion on…

Lyons to Chair Education Committee and Elections & Ethics Committee

State Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons, R-Alto, today was appointed to serve as Chair of the House Education Committee as well as Chair of the House Committee on Elections & Ethics for the 2013-14 legislative session. “I am honored to continue my service as Chair of the House Education Committee, as well as begin serving as…

LaFontaine named chair of House Natural Resources Committee

State Rep. Andrea LaFontaine will chair the House Natural Resources Committee for the 2013-14 legislative term, it was announced today. The natural resources committee oversees such issues as public lands, fisheries and wildlife, parks and trails and the Great Lakes.  LaFontaine was appointed to the chairmanship by House Speaker Jase Bolger. “Serving as the chair…

Rep. Callton posts perfect voting record for first term in office

As the Michigan Legislature begins a new year in Lansing, state Rep. Mike Callton is among a distinguished group of lawmakers with a perfect voting record. Official vote counts confirm that Callton, R-Nashville, did not miss any of the 914 roll call votes taken by the Michigan House during 2012.  Callton, who also posted a…

Rep. Callton hosts Lakewood volleyball champs at state Capitol

State Rep. Mike Callton was joined in Lansing today by the Class B state champion Lakewood High School volleyball team, where legislators helped the Vikings celebrate their big win. Callton was proud to welcome the student-athletes to Lansing, where they enjoyed a tour of the Capitol and were recognized by all of the lawmakers present…