Rep. Rendon: State budget helps northern Michigan families

By state Rep. Daire Rendon  I prioritize northern Michigan families in Crawford, Kalkaska, Missaukee, Roscommon and Ogemaw counties. Earlier this month, I voted for a state budget that addresses Michigan’s top needs and helps our great communities of northern Michigan. I supported this budget because it improves Michigan’s economic future, schools and roads. More money…

Rep. Lucido’s plan to improve safety of young drivers has been signed into law

Driver’s training to include instruction on what to do if pulled over by police Legislation introduced by state Rep. Peter Lucido to require driver’s training to include instruction on what to do if pulled over by law enforcement has been signed into law. “This plan requires people going through driver’s training to be taught what…

Rep. Hauck’s plans scrapping unnecessary laws signed into law

Three separate plans sponsored by state Rep. Roger Hauck removing outdated, obsolete sections of Michigan law have been approved by the governor. “There is no need for outdated, redundant regulations that serve no purpose in the lives of hard-working taxpayers,” said Hauck, of Union Township. “Every Michigander demands a clean, efficient and accountable government. Addressing…

Local residents can meet with Rep. Runestad on July 13

State Rep. Jim Runestad of White Lake invites residents to join him for local coffee hours in White Lake, Highland and Milford on Friday, July 13. “Monthly office hours are a great way to meet residents and discuss important issues,” Rep. Runestad said. “Listening to the concerns of people in our communities is one of…

Rep. Alexander’s plan to safeguard bicyclists on Michigan roads is now law

Measure increases awareness of vulnerable roadway users in driver’s training course Legislation introduced by state Rep. Julie Alexander to include at least one hour of classroom safety instruction regarding bicyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians in Michigan driver’s training courses has been signed into law. “The driver’s training curriculum will focus on the awareness of bicyclists, motorcyclists,…

Rep. Griffin measure eliminates an outdated, irrelevant law

A plan removing an obsolete section of Michigan law proposed by state Rep. Beth Griffin, of Mattawan, has been signed into law by the governor. Griffin’s new law removes a 1931 act that references the criminal sentencing guidelines in regard to ship officers making a false protest about a ship or its cargo with intent…

Rep. Alexander plan to help teachers signed into law

Partnering professional development with area businesses will help students Michigan’s teachers will have more localized professional development opportunities, thanks to state Rep. Julie Alexander’s legislation being signed into law. The new law, effective for the 2019-2020 school year, will bring K-12 teachers together with area job creators and post-secondary training centers to add real-world instruction…

Local residents can meet with Rep. Noble on July 11

State Rep. Jeff Noble will host an open office hour on Wednesday, July 11 from 11 a.m. to Noon at the Plymouth District Library located at 223 S. Main St. in Plymouth. “Hosting regular office hours is one of my top priorities,” Rep. Noble said. “Connecting with community members and listening to their concerns is…

Budget plan brings taxpayer money back to our communities

By state Rep. Roger Hauck     Earlier this month the Michigan Legislature approved the state budget. The plan is a blueprint for funding state departments, state programs, K-12 public schools, and public universities and colleges. The budget for the next fiscal year also focuses spending on local projects to improve the quality of life…

U.P. taxpayers, communities get strong representation in statewide budget

I came to Lansing to make sure all hard-working, Yooper taxpayers receive adequate representation on all policy decisions – especially in the statewide budget planning. Too often, Lansing bureaucrats waste hard-earned taxpayer dollars through various programs that don’t correspond with our interests. Upper Peninsula taxpayers deserve a state budget that is efficient, effective and accountable…

Rep. Frederick invites residents to July office hours

State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso will hold local office hours for the month of July. “Office hours are an opportunity for residents to meet with me and ask questions, offer ideas, or share thoughts regarding state government,” Frederick said. “I want residents to know I am invested in them and effectively representing their interests…