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Rep. Canfield invites residents to January office hours

State Rep. Rep. Edward J. Canfield, D.O., R-Sebewaing, will meet with residents during office hours at two locations throughout the 84th House District this month. “I always look forward to the opportunity to sit down with people from our community and address their questions and concerns,” Rep. Canfield said. “Gathering input from residents is an…

Rep. Albert opens Lansing office, announces contact information

State Rep. Thomas Albert, R-Lowell, today announced his Lansing office is staffed and open to serve residents of the 86th House District. People can contact Rep. Albert by calling (517) 373-0846 or emailing ThomasAlbert@house.mi.gov. Correspondence can also be mailed to N-1190 House Office Building, P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI 48909. “The residents of our district…

Ford investment shows the value of smart policy

Speaker-elect Tom Leonard, R-DeWitt, today issued the following statement regarding Ford’s decision to stop jobs from moving to Mexico and instead hire new workers here in Michigan:   “Congratulations to Ford on making a great decision to invest here in Michigan, and congratulations to the hard-working Michiganders who will soon find new jobs at the…

State Rep. Lee Chatfield, R-Levering, chairs a House Committee on Local Government meeting during the 2015-16 session.

Rep. Chatfield posts perfect voting record during last session

State Rep. Lee Chatfield had a perfect voting record during the 98th legislative session, taking part in all recorded roll-call votes for the session that ended Dec. 28. Rep. Chatfield, R-Levering, who was recently chosen to serve as House speaker pro tempore of the new session, said he was elected to represent people in Northern…

State Rep. Daniela Garcia, R-Holland, joined fellow representatives on Feb. 17, 2016 in introducing a multi-bill package to address financial and educational reforms at the Detroit Public Schools.

Rep. García invites local residents to Jan. 9 office hours

State Rep. Daniela García is inviting Ottawa County residents to join her for in-district office hours scheduled for Monday, Jan 9, in Hudsonville, Zeeland and Holland. “As the Legislature is preparing for the next two-year term, I’m looking forward to hearing what my constituents think is important for us to focus on in Lansing,” said…

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Libraries provide essential community resources

Op-ed by State Rep. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake The 396 Michigan public libraries serve five million children, teens and adults. Today, more than ever, libraries serve a critical need in our society. Our libraries provide computer access for state business, Secretary of State’s driver license and registration renewals, Michigan Works, Federal tax filing, job hunting…

State Rep. Tom Hooker, R-Byron Center, today was sworn into office for his second term as state representative as the 97th Legislature convened for its first day of business in Lansing. Lt. Gov. Brian Calley administered the oath of office to Hooker, who was joined by his wife, Pamela, daughter Tracey Oberst, and granddaughter Ashley Oberst. Hooker represents the 77th District, and can be reached at ThomasHooker@house.mi.gov or (855) 866-4077.

Rep. Hooker completes third term with perfect attendance

State Rep. Tom Hooker, R-Byron Center, did not miss a vote during the 2015-16 session while completing his six-year term in the House of Representatives. “Being a true representative of the 77th District meant making every vote,” said Rep. Hooker. “We had over 1,200 votes during the past two years on many important issues and…

Rep. Sheppard hosting in-district coffee hours in January

State Rep. Jason Sheppard, R-Temperance, has scheduled coffee hours at four locations throughout the 56th House District to meet face-to-face with residents during January. “I look forward to the opportunity to sit down with people from Monroe County and listen to their ideas and concerns,” Rep. Sheppard said. “In addition, the Legislature approved a number…

State Rep. Peter Lucido, R-Shelby Township, had House Bill 4136 signed into law by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley during a ceremony today at the state Capitol.

Rep. Lucido has high school civics test bill signed to law

LANSING – Civics is such an important subject to state Rep. Peter Lucido that one of the first bills he submitted required high school students to pass a test also given to individuals seeking U.S. citizenship. House Bill 4136 was today signed into law. “It’s very important that we all know about our country and…

Rep. Howell invites residents to Jan. 6 in-district office hours

State Rep. Gary Howell will host monthly in-district office hours at two locations on Friday, Jan. 6. Rep. Howell, R-North Branch, invites people to join him for a legislative update at the following locations: Silver Grill, 535 N. Cedar St., Imlay City, from 10:30 a.m. to noon; and Hungry Dan’s, 195 W. Genesse St., Lapeer,…

Rep. Nesbitt has perfect voting record over six years

State Rep. Aric Nesbitt posted a perfect voting record during his entire six years as a member of the Michigan Legislature. Rep. Nesbitt, R-Lawton, who served as House Majority Floor Leader, took part in all 4,123 roll-call votes since January 2011, when he took office to represent people in the 66th House District. He said…

MIRS names Rep. Nesbitt House Member of the Year

Majority Floor Leader touted for energy plan, leadership   State Rep. Aric Nesbitt has been named 2016 House Member of the Year by the Michigan Information and Research Service (MIRS), an online newsletter providing news and analysis of state government. Rep. Nesbitt, who serves as House Majority Floor Leader and chair of the House Committee…