Rep. Schroeder applauds school safety grants awarded in southeast Michigan

State Rep. Andrea Schroeder of Independence Township this week praised the announcement of over $480,000 in state grants to school districts in northern Oakland County to improve safety of school buildings. “Absolutely nothing is more important than the safety and protection of our kids,” Rep. Schroeder said. “These grants are a great step in the…

Rep. Slagh announces April office hours

State Rep. Bradley Slagh of Zeeland will meet with Ottawa County residents during scheduled office hours for the month of April. “I am looking forward to sitting down with area residents to listen to the concerns that matter most to them,” Rep. Slagh said. “Regular discussions like these help me to best represent our community’s…

Rep. LaFave announces school safety grant

State Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain, announced today that four school districts in the South Central Upper Peninsula will be receiving money from the 2019 Competitive School Safety Grant Program. Bark River-Harris School District will receive over $62,000. Gladstone Area Schools will receive over $109,000. Escanaba Area Public Schools will receive over $110,000 and…

LaFave demands the attorney general apologize for religious bigotry

State Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, issued the following statement demanding the Michigan Attorney General apologize for her religious attack on retired Chief Judge Michael J. Talbot. The controversy arose out of comments the attorney general made on Twitter regarding MSU hiring Talbot to help craft new Title IX policies to comply with a…

COLUMN: Sunshine in the forecast for Michigan

Michigan’s status as one of just two states that exempt the governor and state legislators from open records laws casts a dark shadow over our state. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) allows people to review or obtain copies of most public records from local governments and school districts in Michigan. But elected state officials…

Rep. Wozniak questions governor’s decision to halt construction of state psychiatric facility

Legislator: Macomb residents need somewhere to turn State Rep. Doug Wozniak, of Shelby Township, today said he is disappointed and outraged by the governor’s decision to halt construction of a much-needed state psychiatric facility expansion project and is deeply concerned for Michigan’s mental health community. The project to update the Caro Center state psychiatric facility…

Rep. Wakeman applauds groundbreaking local public safety program

Today, State Rep. Rodney Wakeman applauded the Saginaw Township Police Department for joining the Neighbors by Ring program to keep the local community informed with real-time crime and safety information. Residents can use the app to monitor local conditions, share safety and crime tips, and receive real-time alerts from law enforcement and their neighbors. The…

Rep. Matt Hall greets President Trump

State Representative Matt Hall (R-Emmett Township) greeted President Donald J. Trump upon his arrival to Gerald R. Ford International Airport on Thursday, March 28. This was Trump’s first presidential visit to West Michigan. “It was my honor to welcome President Trump to Michigan on Thursday,” said Rep. Hall. “Our state has come a long way…

Rep. Mueller: Latest MCCA fee dangerous news for drivers

State Rep. Mike Mueller, of Linden, today issued the following statement criticizing the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) for raising the per-insured-vehicle assessment to $220 for the 2019-2020 period (from the current $192): “The Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association’s latest fee hike of nearly 15 percent to $220 is only adding to the overburden Michigan drivers…

Rep. Sheppard highlights school safety grants awarded in Monroe County

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance this week commended the announcement of $25 million in state grants being awarded to school districts throughout Michigan to improve school building safety. “We must continue to take a proactive, comprehensive approach to creating a safer learning environment for our students and teachers,” Rep. Sheppard said. “I was proud…

Rep. Bellino applauds school safety grants awarded in Monroe and Wayne Counties

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe this week praised the announcement of over $100,000 in state grants to school districts in Monroe and Wayne Counties to improve safety of school buildings. “Absolutely nothing is more important than the safety and protection of our kids,” Rep. Bellino said. “These grants will help schools make their buildings…

Rep. Kahle praises school safety grants awarded in Lenawee County

State Rep. Bronna Kahle this week praised the announcement of over $400,000 in state grants to school districts in Lenawee County to improve safety of school buildings. “Keeping students and teachers safe at school is a must so they can focus on learning,” Rep. Kahle said. “I was proud to support funding this program when…