Rep. Leutheuser meets with Canadian Minister Bains

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser, center, presents a state seal to Navdeep Bains, Canadian Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, during Bains’ visit to the state Capitol last week. Leutheuser, who chairs the House Commerce and Trade Committee, spoke with Bains and Canadian Consul General Douglas George about the trade relationship between Michigan and Canada….

State representatives pay tribute to Michigan Farm Bureau

State Reps. Shane Hernandez of Port Huron, Dan Lauwers of Brockway Township and Tom Barrett of Potterville, chair of the House Agriculture Committee, today presented a special tribute to the Michigan Farm Bureau to recognize the staff’s role in clearing a legal path for Michigan farmers to transport supplies to the High Plains. Michigan farmers…

Rep. Frederick welcomes childhood pastor to lead House invocation

State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso, right, on Tuesday welcomed Pastor Ray Strawser, center, to the state Capitol to give the invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Pastor Strawser is a chaplain with the Memorial Healthcare Hospice in Owosso. They were joined at the rostrum by Speaker of the House Tom Leonard.

Rep. Hauck reads to local classrooms for March is Reading Month

State Rep. Roger Hauck of Union Township recently wrapped up his March is Reading Month tour by visiting dozens of classrooms and reading to over 2,000 local students. “As a dad, I always enjoyed reading to my children when they were young. Reading is so important for the development of children and is truly a…

Owosso Schools’ Dr. Selleck testifies before committee, Rep. Frederick

State Rep. Ben Frederick, of Owosso, welcomed Dr. Kari Selleck, Curriculum Director at Owosso Public Schools, to testify before the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee in Lansing today. Dr. Selleck spoke in support of merit curriculum legislation that would increase class choice for high school students. The bill package was approved by the committee…

Rep. Webber visits elementary schools to read to students

Rep. Webber visits elementary schools to read to students

State Rep. Michael Webber of Rochester Hills read to three elementary schools to celebrate March is Reading Month. Rep. Webber read “Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum” by Michigan author Lisa Wheeler at the following schools: Brewster Elementary, Delta Kelly Elementary and North Hill Elementary. #####

Allegan ESA superintendent testifies for Rep. Whiteford bill

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Mary Whiteford was joined by William Brown, superintendent of the Allegan Area Educational Service Agency, in testifying before the House Education Reform Committee today. Whiteford, of Casco Township, and Brown spoke in support of legislation which will allow local school districts to find the best qualified teachers for special education programs…

Rep. Howell welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

State Rep. Gary Howell of North Branch, right, welcomed Greg Bullen, center, to the state Capitol to give today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Mr. Bullen is the director of family ministries at Calvary Bible Church in Lapeer. They were joined at the rostrum by Speaker of the House Tom Leonard.

Rep. Howell named ‘Legislator of the Year’ by local Safari Club

State Rep. Gary Howell of Lapeer was recently honored by the regional chapter of the Safari Club International as “Legislator of the Year” at its annual banquet. “As chair of the House Natural Resources Committee, I look forward to working closely with this fine organization to preserve and enhance hunting and fishing opportunities in our…