Rep. Huizenga schedules local office hours

State Rep. Mark Huizenga of Walker has scheduled June district office hours to meet with local residents of the 74th District. “This month has been busy both in Lansing and throughout the district,” Rep. Huizenga said. “With the passage of a real, bipartisan solution for auto insurance reform and impending budget proceedings, there are many…

Rep. Paquette welcomes Niles New Tech students to state Capitol

State Rep. Brad Paquette, of Berrien Springs, was joined at the state Capitol today by his former students from the New Tech Academy at Niles High School. Thirty-seven of Rep. Paquette’s former students visited Lansing today to meet with legislators, tour the state Capitol, and attend House session. Led by teachers Nic Hawley and Kristin…

One week away: Rep. Lightner to host roads town hall

Today, state Rep. Sarah Lightner issued a statement reminding residents of her road funding town hall on Wednesday, June 12 with special guest Transportation Committee Chairman Rep. Jack O’Malley of Lake Ann. “With all the rhetoric coming out of Lansing, now more than ever is the time to have this discussion with the people of…

Rep. Michele Hoitenga stands up for hunters’ rights with new bait proposal

State Rep. Michele Hoitenga, of Manton, today introduced a plan that would halt the overregulation of deer or elk hunting activity by state regulators. Hoitenga said she felt compelled to introduce the plan after the state’s Natural Resources Commission (NRC), which sets policy on game species for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), issued…

Rep. Slagh announces June office hours

State Rep. Bradley Slagh, of Zeeland, will meet with Ottawa County residents during scheduled office hours for the month of June. “I believe in sitting down with those I represent on a regular basis and this month is no exception,” Rep. Slagh said. “I hope you’ll join me for a cup of coffee and share…

Rep. Calley announces summer reading contest for area kids

State Rep. Julie Calley, of Portland, announced today she is teaming with several libraries in the district on a summer reading contest for children first through fifth grade in Barry and Ionia counties. Children are encouraged to read as many books as they can through August. Students or their parents should record the titles of…

Rep. Reilly welcomes Lake Orion students to testify at Capitol

State Rep. John Reilly of Oakland Township today welcomed middle school students from Lake Orion Community Schools to the state Capitol to testify in the House Natural Resources & Outdoor Recreation Committee. The group from Waldon Middle School were in Lansing to urge legislators to adopt the eastern wild turkey as the official game bird…

Rep. Eisen presents innovative idea to build better roads in Michigan

State Rep. Gary Eisen today presented an innovative idea before the Michigan House Transportation Committee to help local communities save money and time on road construction projects. Eisen said borrowing a concept used in many different types of large construction designs could assist with road construction projects. The concept involves the use of footings to…

House panel hears Rep. Albert plan promoting safety at fairs and amusement centers

Legislator authors plan better protecting Michigan carnival-goers Changes could be coming for carnivals just in time for the start of festival season across Michigan, state Rep. Thomas Albert said today before the House Regulatory Reform Committee. Albert, of Lowell, testified in support of his plan to better protect customers at fair and carnival amusement centers….

Rep. Albert: Governor signs plan banning sale of e-cigarettes to minors

State Rep. Thomas Albert today said the governor made the right decision by signing into law a plan to ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors and prevent individuals under 18 from possessing vaping products in Michigan. Senate Bills 106 and 155 make the same reforms Albert proposed in House Bill 4164, which he introduced…

Rep. LaFave launches summer photo contest

Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain announced today he will host a photo contest for residents of Dickinson, Menominee, and Delta Counties. The theme for the photo contest is summer in the U.P. Three winners will be selected by Rep. LaFave, and the winning photos will be displayed in his Lansing office. The photographers will…