Rep. Lucido testifies on bill which will allow electronic proof of car registration

State Rep. Peter Lucido of Shelby Township testified before the House Insurance Committee today in support of his legislation to allow for electronic proof of registration. If approved, his bill would allow vehicle drivers to share either paper or electronic proof of annual registration from the Michigan Secretary of State during interactions with law enforcement…

Rep. Howrylak bill that reforms school discipline signed into law

Participating in Gov. Rick Snyder’s bill signing ceremony today of Public Act 364 of 2016 were Rep. Peter Lucido, Rep. Andy Schor, Rep. Adam Zemke, Rep. David LaGrand and Rep. Martin Howrylak. This legislation was part of a bill package that will provide schools with greater discretion regarding the decision to suspend or expel a…

Millersburg pastor opens House session with invocation

State Rep. Sue Allor, right, today welcomed Pastor James Brabson of North Country Baptist Church in Millersburg to the state Capitol. Allor said the Presque Isle County pastor gave an inspiring invocation to open today’s session in the Michigan House of Representatives. House tradition calls for a different representative, or a clergy member from their…

Local pastor provides invocation for Michigan House of Representatives

State Rep. Ben Frederick, right, welcomed the Rev. Mike Prince, center, to the state Capitol to give today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. House tradition calls for a different representative, or a clergy member from their district, to begin each day’s session with a prayer. Rev. Prince recently retired as lead pastor of…

Rep. Hughes sponsors Go Red Day resolution

State Rep. Holly Hughes of Montague was the main sponsor of a resolution to bring awareness to women’s health issues related to heart disease and stroke on Thursday. The Go Red For Women measure was unanimously approved by the state House of Representatives, encouraging everyone to wear red on Friday, Feb. 3. Hughes (center) was…

Parnell reverend provides invocation to open House session

State Rep. Thomas Albert, right, today welcomed Father Mark Peacock of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Parnell to the state Capitol. Albert, who attends St. Patrick Parish, said Father Peacock gave an inspiring invocation to open today’s session in the Michigan House of Representatives. House tradition calls for a different representative, or a clergy member…

Rep. Cole invites Gaylord Evangelical Church pastor for invocation

State Rep. Triston Cole, of Mancelona, invited Pastor Scott Distler of Gaylord Evangelical Church (center) to give the invocation today and begin a session at the Michigan House of Representatives in Lansing.  House lawmakers start each session with a prayer, and lawmakers take turns inviting local clergy to give the invocation.  At left is House…

Pagel bill for parole hearings gets governor’s ceremonial signing

State Representative Dave Pagel, from Berrien Springs, joined Governor Rick Snyder this week for a ceremonial bill signing of his parole reform legislation.  This bill corrected an injustice in the parole system for certain prisoners serving long-term sentences.  Some of these prisoners were being unfairly denied access to the possibility of having their cases heard…