Rep. Rendon plan adds warning labels to marijuana products sold in Michigan

State Rep. Daire Rendon has introduced a plan to warn expectant and breastfeeding mothers of the harmful effects marijuana use can have on babies. Rendon, of Lake City, said preliminary research indicates marijuana is able to reach babies in the womb, resulting in low birth weight and harming brain development. For this reason, both the…

Rep. Miller sets local office hours

State Rep. Aaron Miller of Sturgis announced he will hold in-district office hours on Monday, Feb. 18 at the following times and locations: 6 to 7:30 a.m. at Rachael’s, 300 E. Chicago Rd. in White Pigeon; 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Yoder’s Country Market, 375 Eleanor Dr. in Centreville; 10 to 11 a.m. at L.A’s…

Rep. Griffin announces in-district office hours

State Rep. Beth Griffin, of Mattawan, will meet with area residents this month during scheduled office hours across her district. “I look forward to sitting down and hearing directly from people in my community,” Griffin said. “I encourage anyone with ideas, concerns, or input to attend!” Rep. Griffin will be available Monday, Feb. 18 at…

Rep. VanWoerkom announces in-district office hours

State Rep. Greg VanWoerkom, of Norton Shores, recently announced several dates through February and March where he will meet with Muskegon County residents during scheduled office hours. “I want to learn from constituents about the issues that are important to them,” VanWoerkom said. “By announcing dates and times now, I am seeking to give residents…

Bipartisan legislation would end birth certificate discrimination

Today, State Reps. Steve Johnson and Vanessa Guerra introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure individuals are charged the same amount to receive a copy of their birth records regardless of the marital status of their parents when they were born. Currently, anyone who was born before October 1, 1978 to unmarried parents does not have their…

Rep. Johnson announces February office hours

State Representative Steve Johnson invites residents of the 72nd House District to join him during local office hours: Monday, February 25, 2019 Kent County Allegan County Colonial Kitchen 1825 142nd Ave. in Dorr 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Kent County Russ’ 6444 Division Ave. S in Gaines 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. “Open and honest communication with residents…

Rep. Mueller sets local office hours

State Rep. Mike Mueller of Linden will host local office hours on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Holly Township Library, 1116 N. Saginaw St. in Holly. “This is a great opportunity to sit down with residents of our community to discuss their priorities and any questions they have,” Mueller said….

Rep. Lower resolution prevents governor’s abuse of power

Executive power grab would eliminate three important panels State Rep. Jim Lower took action this week to block a power grab from the new governor that overstepped the fundamental division of powers between the governor’s office and Legislature. Lower, of Cedar Lake, said a recent executive order issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer would have eliminated…

Rep. Wozniak calls for juvenile justice reforms

State Rep. Doug Wozniak today introduced legislation as part of a bipartisan plan to transform the way 17-year-olds are treated in Michigan’s criminal justice system. Wozniak, of Shelby Township, said Michigan is one of just four states in the country to automatically prosecute 17-year-olds as adults when they’re accused of breaking the law. “This is…

Rep. Whiteford introduces plan to reform juvenile justice in Michigan

‘Raise the Age’ plan treats 17-year-olds as minors in court system State Rep. Mary Whiteford today introduced legislation as part of a bipartisan plan to transform the way 17-year-olds are treated in Michigan’s criminal justice system. Michigan is one of just four states to automatically prosecute 17-year-olds as adults when they’re accused of breaking the…

Rep. LaFave takes action to prevent governor’s abuse of power

Executive power grab would eliminate three state laws State Rep. Beau LaFave today supported a resolution blocking a power grab from the new governor that overstepped the fundamental division of powers between the governor’s office and Legislature. LaFave, of Iron Mountain, said a recent executive order issued by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer would have eliminated three…

Rep. Webber proposes juvenile justice reforms

‘Raise the Age’ plan treats 17-year-olds as minors in Michigan courts State Rep. Michael Webber today introduced legislation as part of a bipartisan plan to transform the way 17-year-olds are treated in Michigan’s criminal justice system. Michigan is one of just four states in the country to automatically prosecute 17-year-olds as adults when they’re accused…