Rep. Callton hosts Lakewood volleyball champs at state Capitol

State Rep. Mike Callton was joined in Lansing today by the Class B state champion Lakewood High School volleyball team, where legislators helped the Vikings celebrate their big win. Callton was proud to welcome the student-athletes to Lansing, where they enjoyed a tour of the Capitol and were recognized by all of the lawmakers present…

VerHeulen named chair of House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation

State Rep. Rob VerHeulen today was appointed by House Speaker Jase Bolger to join the House Appropriations Committee and chair the appropriations subcommittee on transportation. “I am pleased with the way the committee structure has come together and I am ready to get to work on finishing the budget early this year,” said VerHeulen, R-Walker….

O’Brien sponsors heart disease awareness resolution

The state House of Representatives this week approved a resolution authored by state Rep. Margaret O’Brien to recognize February 2013 as American Heart Month in Michigan. “Heart disease is a quiet danger for women,” said O’Brien, R-Portage. “Unlike men, heart disease symptoms are unique to each woman, and the symptoms are often common aches or…

Rep. Yonker named vice chair of new committee on state competitiveness

State Rep. Ken Yonker today was appointed by House Speaker Jase Bolger to help lead the newly formed House Committee on Michigan Competitiveness to consider ways to encourage a healthy economy and better quality of life for all residents. “I am very excited about the creation of this new committee, and I’m honored to be…

Potvin appointed to House Appropriations Committee

State Rep. Phil Potvin, today was appointed to the House Appropriations Committee, and was named chair of the subcommittee on Agriculture and Rural Development for the 2013-2014 legislative term. “I am looking forward to a second term as Chair of the Agriculture and Rural Development Subcommittee,” said Potvin, R-Cadillac. “Agriculture is the second biggest industry…

Muxlow named chair of the Community Colleges Appropriations Subcommittee

State Rep. Paul Muxlow on Thursday was named chair of the House Community Colleges Appropriations Subcommittee, one of six panels he will serve on as a member of the House Appropriations Committee. Muxlow is a former schoolteacher and counselor. He was an instructor at Henry Ford Community College for seven years and served as student…

Rep. Bumstead revises Lake County office hours

State Rep. Jon Bumstead today announced he will sponsor open office hours in Lake County on Friday, Feb. 8. Bumstead encourages anyone in the 100th District to join him to discuss state and local issues.  The office hours will take place at the following locations and times: Luther: 11 a.m. at Luther Library, 115 State…

Lawmakers bring lieutenant governor to Jackson County to address new tax laws

Local municipal officials from across the area on Tuesday learned more about recent reforms to Michigan’s personal property tax law at a special meeting in Jackson with Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, announced state Reps. Earl Poleski and Mike Shirkey. The lawmakers wanted to give local officials the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about…

Rep. Howrylak announces district office hours

Rep. Martin Howrylak today announced he will host his first office hours as state representative of the 41st District. Howrylak encourages residents who are interested in discussing state or local issues, to come meet with him. The first session of office hours will take place Saturday Jan, 26 from 3 to 5 p.m. at Troy…

Moran Iron Works awarded state grant

A $2 million grant to help boost economic development and job creation in the region was awarded to Moran Iron Works today, following a hearing at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. “This is one of the most important things that has happened to Moran Iron Works in 35 years of business,” said Tom Moran, founder…