Rep. Roberts supports proposal to end privatized prison food service

State Rep. Brett Roberts of Charlotte today said he supports a proposal to return food service duties at Michigan prisons to state workers. “The state sunk a lot of money and effort into private contractors for food service at prisons, and it just didn’t work,” Roberts said. “It doesn’t make any sense to continue with…

Rep. Griffin supports bills to improve student protection

State Rep. Beth Griffin, of Mattawan, today announced her support for legislation to improve reporting and help protect young people in sexual assault and child abuse cases across the state, in response to the recent Larry Nassar case. “The scandal at Michigan State University is a lesson that we must give victims of this kind…

Rep. Lilly: We must invest in local veteran service offices

Lawmaker is cosponsor for bill providing counties grants for veteran services State Rep. Jim Lilly of Park Township last week cosponsored legislation encouraging Michigan counties to establish and maintain veteran services through a new grant program. Under this legislation, each county with a veteran service office that satisfies pre-approved requirements would receive $25,000, plus an…

Rep. Canfield announces local office hours

State Rep. Edward J. Canfield, D.O. has set his in-district office hours for the following times and locations: Friday, Feb. 23 from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Reese District Library, 2065 Gates St. in Reese; and Monday, Feb. 26 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Bad Axe Public Library, 200 S. Hanselman St….

Rep. Kahle invites residents to in-district office hours

State Rep. Bronna Kahle of Adrian invites Lenawee County residents to join her for office hours on Friday, Feb. 16 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Tecumseh District Library, 215 N. Ottawa St. in Tecumseh. “I‘m excited for the opportunity to connect with the people in our community and hear what matters most to…

Rep. Hornberger backs plan to invest more in local veterans services

Grant program will help build, maintain county veterans service offices State Rep. Pamela Hornberger co-sponsored legislation introduced this week providing financial incentive to encourage Michigan counties to establish and maintain veteran service offices. Currently, 11 counties do not have a local veteran support department and many others are understaffed. “We need to do more to…

Rep. Hornberger joins new effort to fight sexual assault, child abuse in Michigan

In the aftermath of systemic failures at Michigan State University, state Rep. Pamela Hornberger is co-sponsoring legislation designed to help protect young people in sexual assault and child abuse cases across the state. “We must do everything within our power to protect our kids, and to hold those who fail them accountable,” said Hornberger, of…

Rep. Hauck announces bills to combat sexual assault, child abuse

State Rep. Roger Hauck of Union Township announced he is helping sponsor legislation to help protect Michigan’s young people in sexual assault and child abuse cases. The legislation introduced in the state House this week comes in response to the Larry Nassar scandal at Michigan State University. “There are no words to adequately describe the…

Local residents can meet with Rep. Webber on Feb. 16

State Rep. Michael Webber will host his monthly office hours on Friday, Feb. 16 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Panera Bread, 2921 S. Rochester Road in Rochester Hills. “Residents of the greater Rochester area are always welcome to join me at my local office hours,” Rep. Webber said. “I look forward to hearing about…