House Education Committee reduced bureaucracy, provided curriculum options and more in 2019

State Rep. Pamela Hornberger, chair of the House Education Committee, today said she is proud of the results accomplished by the committee in 2019. “As chair, I sought to deliver solutions to the issues brought forth by students and parents throughout Michigan,” said Hornberger, of Chesterfield Township. “As a former public-school teacher, my philosophy has…

Rep. Bollin seeking Legislative Intern

State Rep. Ann Bollin of Brighton Township would like to welcome a young adult from Livingston County to join her office as a Legislative Intern. “It’s an honor to represent Livingston County,” Rep Bollin said. “I would be honored to have another voice from our community join my office in Lansing.” The unpaid internship would…

Rep. Whiteford will host Human Trafficking Awareness Day at Capitol

Day will conclude with free movie viewing in Grand Rapids State Rep. Mary Whiteford, chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, will host Human Trafficking Awareness Day at the state capitol Thursday, Jan. 9. “Human trafficking is a serious issue in Michigan,” Whiteford said. “Many people don’t realize what’s happening right…

Rep. Chatfield sets local winter office hours

State Rep. Lee Chatfield is inviting residents to join him during local office hours for the months of January and February. The schedule for office hours is as follows: Friday, January 10, 10:00–11:00 a.m. Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce 124 N Main St. Cheboygan, MI 49721 Friday, February 21, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. McKinley Township…

Rep. Howell concludes 2019 with another perfect voting record

State Rep. Gary Howell of North Branch has concluded a fourth consecutive year with a 100-percent voting record, taking part in all 378 roll call votes held during 2019. “When it comes to representing our communities in Lansing, it is imperative that our collective voices be heard on each and every issue,” Howell said. “I…

Rep. Mueller schedules local office hours

State Rep. Mike Mueller of Linden will host district office hours on Monday, Jan. 27 to meet with local residents of the 51st District. “New year brings new opportunities,” Rep. Mueller said. “I invite Genesee and Oakland County residents to attend and discuss my priorities moving into the New Year.” Office hours are scheduled from…

Rep. Wakeman schedules local office hours

State Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township will host district office hours in January to meet with local residents of the 94th District. “I welcome all to attend for a legislative update, and to share their thoughts and ideas on how to move Saginaw County forward.” Rep Wakeman said. Office hours are scheduled for Friday, Jan….

Rep. Huizenga to host local office hours

State Rep. Mark Huizenga of Walker announced today he will be hosting district office hours throughout the month of January to meet with local residents of the 74th District. “Meeting with my constituents is my favorite part of the job,” Rep. Huizenga said. “As we bring in the New Year, I welcome all to attend for…

COLUMN: Looking back on my first year serving in the Michigan House

It has been a great honor and a humbling experience to serve the people of our communities in Michigan’s 100th Legislature. Now that my first year serving as your representative has come to an end, I’m proud to say 2019 was exciting and productive. Last year, I held multiple opportunities each month for people to…

OPINION: A historic year in the 100th Michigan Legislature

By state Rep. Ryan Berman of Commerce Township  Making state government more transparent and supporting reforms that make it easier to live and work in our state are fundamental principles I believe in as a state legislator. I’ve strived to uphold them in my first year representing residents of southeast Michigan. Our work in the…

Car insurance savings are on the way

A column by Rep. Mike Mueller Since the day I took office, one of my highest priorities has been to lower the cost of car insurance for Michigan families. I’ve heard from residents throughout our communities who simply can’t afford the cost of driving their vehicle. As a Michigan driver myself, I’ve shared these frustrations…