Leonard announces legislative priorities for 2013-2014 term

State Rep. Tom Leonard today took part in a Capitol news conference unveiling an action plan of goals and objectives for the current legislative session designed to encourage a healthy economy and improve the quality of life in Michigan. Leonard, R-DeWitt Township, is a member of the new House Committee on Michigan Competitiveness, and said…

House GOP unveils action plan for 2013-14 session

State Reps. Cindy Denby and Bill Rogers today applauded the unveiling of an action plan of policy goals and objectives for the current legislative session designed to encourage a healthy economy and improve quality of life in Michigan. Denby and Rogers say they are eager to get to work on creating an efficient and effective…

Michigan House GOP unveils 2013-2014 Action Plan

Michigan House Republicans today unveiled their priorities for the upcoming legislative session, which will act as a roadmap for Michigan’s continued recovery. State Rep. Eileen Kowall participated in the Capitol news conference, where House Republicans announced priorities that will reform state government, encourage additional job growth and improve the quality of life for Michigan’s hard-working…

Somerville unveils new goals for the 2013-2014 term

Michigan House Republicans today announced a 2013-2014 blueprint for the coming legislative term.  The 2013-2014 Action Plan includes detailed plans for continued job growth, government reforms and measurable results for Michigan’s hard-working families. “This plan will guide our efforts for the next two years and keep us accountable to the people we serve,” said state…

McCready announces February in-district office hours

State Rep. Mike McCready today announced he is hosting monthly office hours throughout the 40th House District to give local residents a convenient opportunity to meet with him locally. McCready will begin his regular office hours in February, at the following dates and locations: Bloomfield: Monday, Feb. 11 at the Bloomfield Township Public Library, 1099…

Graves reintroduces bill to repeal the pension tax

State Rep. Joseph Graves today reintroduced legislation to repeal pension tax changes that went into effect in 2012. House Bill 4130 is a reintroduction of a bill he proposed last year to repeal recent pension tax changes. “I continue to hear concerns from my constituents about how pension tax changes have affected them,” said Graves,…

Potvin maintains perfect voting record

State Rep. Phil Potvin posted a perfect attendance record for the 2012 legislative session, it was announced recently. By voting in all of the 614 roll-call votes the House took last year, Potvin managed to be one of few representatives to post a perfect voting record. “We go to work all year looking to make…

LaFontaine bill will keep state’s drunken driving penalties intact

Legislation introduced by state Rep. Andrea LaFontaine aims to keep drunken drivers off Michigan roads by preventing a scheduled change in the legal blood alcohol content (BAC) level. House Bill 4093 would ensure enforcement of motorists who operate a vehicle while exceeding a BAC of .08. Under current law, the BAC required for being classified…

Callton named chair of House Financial Services Committee

State Rep. Mike Callton will chair the House Financial Services Committee for the 2013-14 legislative term. The committee oversees such issues as banking, mortgage settlements and consumer protection. “I am ready to get to work this year on issues that will help restore Michigan’s economic health,” said Callton, R-Nashville. “Ensuring consumers are protected from fraudulent…

Zorn appointed vice chair of House Commerce Committee

State Rep. Dale Zorn will serve as vice chair of the House Commerce Committee for the new legislative session, as well as serving on other key committees for the two-year term. The commerce committee ensures businesses have the tools they need to be successful as well as ensuring the skills of Michigan workers are equipped…

Muxlow announces February office hours

State Rep. Paul Muxlow will host in-district office hours in Brown City and Marlette during February. Muxlow, R-Brown City, will meet with residents to discuss issues involving state and local government on the following occasions: Friday, Feb. 8 at Rep. Muxlow’s district office, 4256 Main St., Brown City. He will meet with residents from 9:30…

Rep. Joseph Graves announces February coffee hours

State Rep. Joseph Graves today announced he is hosting coffee hours in February to give constituents a convenient opportunity to meet with him. Graves will host coffee hours at the following dates and locations: Flushing: Monday, Feb. 4 at Flushing Township Hall, 6524 N. Seymour, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fenton: Friday, Feb. 22…