Tedder bills allow physicians to be licensed in multiple states

House approves measure with overwhelming support The Michigan House of Representatives approved a bill introduced by state Rep. Jim Tedder establishing a process to allow physicians to become licensed in multiple states today. Under this legislation, a licensed physician who meets certain eligibility criteria will be allowed to apply for an expedited license that authorizes…

Rep. Noble announces safety improvements in Plymouth

State Rep. Jeff Noble today announced that traffic safety improvements in Plymouth Township will start this fall. Turn lanes will be added at the intersection of McClumpha Road and Ann Arbor Road. The T-shaped intersection currently has no turn lanes, creating safety concerns. There is also a large influx of traffic due to a nearby…

Rep. Calley to host local office hours on Oct. 23

State Rep. Julie Calley welcomes residents to join her in two communities on Monday, Oct. 23. Calley, of Portland, will give a legislative update to attendees. Then, if residents have individual concerns, she will take one on one meetings. Calley will meet with constituents at the following locations: The Village of Middleville, 100 East Main…

Rep. Rendon’s bill banning female mutilation becomes law

Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Daire Rendon, which sends anyone convicted of performing a female genital mutilation (FGM) procedure to prison for up to 15 years, officially became effective in Michigan today. Gov. Rick Snyder signed eight bills addressing FGM on July 11, also prohibiting the procedure itself, improving educational programs for health and law…

Rep. Lower to host October office hours

  State Rep. Jim Lower of Cedar Lake today announced his October in-district office hours schedule. Rep. Lower will be available at the following times and locations: Friday, Oct. 13 from 9 to 10 a.m. at Tony’s Restaurant, 518 W. Washington St. in St. Louis; Monday, Oct. 16 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at McKenna’s…

Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Oshtemo Twp.; audio on first responder protection legislation

Rep. Iden talks about a three-bill package, including his HB 4591, that would make it felony for anyone who targets or intimidates a member of a police, fire, corrections and emergency medical service departments.  The legislation will be before the full House this coming week.  Anyone found guilty could serve up to two years incarceration.  Mark…

Rep. LaSata hosts local office hours

State Rep. Kim LaSata is inviting residents of Berrien County to talk with her about issues facing Michigan during her October office hours. “Listening to the concerns of members of the community is a very important aspect of my job,” LaSata said. “Local office hours are a great way for me to speak with my…

Rep. Lilly: Local taxes on food would hurt families, job creators

Committee vice chair votes for ban on local levies   State Rep. Jim Lilly this week voted in support of a bill to prohibit local governments from imposing taxes on food. Lilly, of Park Township, who serves as vice chair of the Michigan Competitiveness Committee where the bill was debated, voted in support of the…

Rep. Lucido welcomes Rep. for a Day contest winners to the Capitol

State Rep. Pete Lucido, of Shelby Township, today hosted two special guests chosen to join the lawmaker as Reps. for a day. Taylor and Sydney Wheeler, both students at Monfort Elementary School in Shelby Township, were selected as the winners of Rep. Lucido’s summer reading contest. The contest, which took place between May and August,…

A glorious celebration for Italian Americans at the Capitol

Tuesday morning, Italian Americans from all over Southeast Michigan arrived for the annual Columbus Day celebration in Lansing. The trip is held to celebrate Christopher Columbus and the impact Italian Americans have made to Michigan and the United States. State Rep. Pete Lucido was honored by the Columbus Day Celebration Committee and selected as the…

Rep. Rendon votes to officially recognize couple’s marriage after 50 years

Bill allows residents with private marriages to request recognition State Rep. Daire Rendon, of Lake City, this week joined her colleagues on the Families, Children and Seniors Committee in voting for legislation to allow private marriages between minors to be made public after both parties are 18. Under current law, only persons at least 18…

Rep. Lucido pleased with overwhelming turnout at Lake St. Clair town hall

State Rep. Pete Lucido, of Shelby Township, welcomed a packed house of local residents at a town hall on water quality concerns in Lake St. Clair. Those in attendance included waterfront business, homeowners, and concerned citizens from nearly every community in Macomb County. Residents had the opportunity to ask questions and hear responses from the…