Date changed for Rep. Miller’s town hall in Sturgis on education issues

State Rep. Aaron Miller today announced that the town hall previously scheduled for Thursday in Sturgis will be postponed, with the event rescheduled for June 21.  Details for the rescheduled event are as follows:   WHAT: Town hall to discuss potential changes to Michigan’s school retirement system and other education-related topics.   WHO:    …

Rep. Frederick applauds new brownfield redevelopment law

State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso recently attended a bill signing ceremony for a new Michigan law that will help communities revitalize abandoned properties that otherwise likely would never be redeveloped. The brownfield redevelopment laws were signed by Gov. Rick Snyder at a ceremony in Saginaw last week. Leaders in communities both large and small…

Rep. García votes ‘yes’ on opioid overdose protections

Bipartisan bill package overwhelmingly approved by state House State Representative Daniela R. García, of Holland, today voted in support of a bill package to help reduce instances of opioid overdose and increase early education about the detrimental effects of the drugs. The five-bill package combats the state’s growing opioid abuse and addiction epidemic by enhancing…

Rep. VanderWall treats House colleagues to Ludington products

Legislator follows tradition after passage of first bill State Rep. Curt VanderWall today treated his fellow House members to muffins made by a Ludington bakery with cherries from a Ludington co-op. VanderWall, of Ludington, followed a Michigan House tradition of sharing a treat or product with other legislators highlighting his home district upon passage of…

Rep. Graves votes ‘yes’ on opioid protection package

Bipartisan bill package approved by state House State Rep. Joe Graves, of Linden, today voted in support of a bipartisan bill package to help reduce instances of opioid overdose, which has become one of the fastest growing public health concerns. The bill package combats the state’s growing opioid and prescription drug abuse and addiction epidemic…

Crawford opioid overdose protection bill advances to Senate

The Michigan House of Representatives today approved a bill sponsored by State Rep. Kathy Crawford to allow pharmacists to use their professional judgement to refuse a prescription for a controlled substance. Many pharmacists have expressed certain prescriptions are oftentimes not written in good faith or filled with a legitimate medical purpose, but do not refuse…

House approves package of bills to protect minors from opioid addiction

Griffin: We need preventative, early education to combat opioids State Rep. Beth Griffin’s legislation to help protect minors from opioid addiction was approved today by the Michigan House of Representatives with a show of overwhelming, bipartisan support. Part of a six-bill package focused on combating the opioid drug epidemic, Griffin’s legislation requires the Prescription Drug…

House approves Bellino bill to protect minors from opioid addiction

Six-bill package receives overwhelming bipartisan support State Rep. Joe Bellino’s legislation to help protect minors from opioid addition was approved today by the Michigan House of Representatives with a show of overwhelming bipartisan support. Part of a six-bill package focused on combating the opioid drug epidemic, Bellino’s legislation requires medical professionals to consult with parents…

Rep. LaSata proposes increased filing fees for politicians

State Rep. Kim LaSata, R-Bainbridge Township, today introduced legislation as part of a six-bill package to increase filing fees for candidates seeking election to various offices. LaSata said the fees have not been adjusted since 1954, when they were set at $100. If the $100 fee was adjusted for inflation, it would be nearly $900…

Rep. Marino spearheads legislation increasing filing fees for politicians

Funds to be returned to local communities State Rep. Steve Marino (R-Harrison Township) today introduced legislation as part of a six-bill package to increase filing fees for candidates seeking election to various offices. Marino said the fees have not been adjusted since 1954, when they were set at $100. If the $100 fee was adjusted…

Rep. Lucido speaks to committee on female mutilation bill

State Rep. Peter Lucido, of Shelby Township, testified before the House Law and Justice Committee today in support of his legislation to terminate parental rights for anyone who is convicted for having their child undergo a female genital mutilation procedure. Female genital mutilation is any procedure performed on girls intended to remove or damage the…