Lori announces plans to bring 46 new jobs to White Pigeon

Manufacturer moves from Indiana to Southwest Michigan State Rep. Matt Lori today announced an Indiana manufacturer will move its operations to White Pigeon, resulting in a $1.1 million investment and an estimated 46 new jobs in the village. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) approved a $200,000 performance-based grant to bring Merhow Industries to a…

Pscholka backs legislation package for veterans

Bills aid veterans efforts to receive licensure and accreditation The House today approved several bills that will give veterans of the military easier access to licenses based on training they received while in the service. House Bills 4605, 4731, 4752, 4754, and 4756 will allow former active duty military personnel to be issued licenses and…

Outman votes for legislation to extend benefits to military veterans

Bills will help pave way for transition to civilian jobs State Rep. Rick Outman today voted for legislation that allows veterans to use military training and experience as licensing requirements for some professions and trades. Under the package of bills, training completed in the military would count as experience for firefighters, law enforcement officials, emergency…

Kesto applauds House passage of bills boosting veterans’ benefits

Lawmaker: Those who served nation deserve appreciation State Rep. Klint Kesto today voted in favor of a legislative package allowing military experience to count toward licensure requirements for a variety of trades and professions. Under the legislation, training completed in the military would count as experience and training for emergency medical service technicians, law enforcement…

Graves hails House passage of bills adding benefits for veterans

Measures allow use of military training for license requirements State Rep. Joe Graves today voted for legislation allowing military training and experience to be used toward licensure requirements in certain trades or professions by military veterans. Under the package of bills, training completed in the military would count as experience and training for emergency medical…

Lyons supports bills that give veterans streamlined path to licensure

The House today approved several bills that will give recent veterans of the armed forces a more streamlined path to licensure for skills and training they received while in the service. House Bills 4605, 4731, 4752, 4754, and 4756 will allow former active duty military personnel to be issued licenses and waive certain requirements based…

Forlini hosts summer reading contest for children in district

Kids have chance to ‘Be a Rep for a Day’ State Rep. Anthony Forlini encourages children to read during the summer so they keep their learning skills honed, as well as experiencing the joys that reading can bring. As an incentive to read, Forlini, R-Harrison Township, is sponsoring a summer reading program at two libraries…

Rep. Victory supports legislation to enhance employment opportunities for veterans

State Rep. Roger Victory today voted in favor of five bills that will allow qualified veterans to use their military training and experience to replace the additional training and licensing required for certain careers. Under the legislation, military training could be counted toward the licensing and education process for law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical…

Allegan County approved for federal flood aid

Rep. Genetski applauds announcement for financial assistance  Allegan County residents and businesses with uninsured property losses from severe flooding in April may be eligible for federal low-interest disaster loans, state Rep. Bob Genetski said today. The U.S. Small Business Administration approved a disaster declaration for West Michigan, including Allegan, Barry, Ionia, Kent, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo…

Pscholka votes for reforms to Medicaid system

Bill creates strong reforms and changes to state Medicaid program State Rep. Al Pscholka today announced that the Michigan House approved historic legislation to reform the state Medicaid health care system. The legislation aims protect state taxpayer dollars and incentivize healthy living habits in order to help recipients achieve better health and more opportunities. House…

Muxlow: 2014 budget means more money for classrooms, municipalities

Governor signs spending plan for coming fiscal year State Rep. Paul Muxlow today applauded Gov. Rick Snyder’s signing of the 2014 state budget, which Muxlow says will bring more money to municipalities through revenue sharing increases and to classrooms through boosts in per-pupil spending. Snyder signed the omnibus budget and school aid budget today. “By…