Rep. Filler joins governor for ceremonial signing of e-filing bill

State Rep. Graham Filler today participated in a ceremonial signing of the law he sponsored to preserve Michigan’s electronic court document filing system. The MiFile system allows documents to be filed electronically with courts across the state through one central portal. Since its implementation in 2016, the system has improved service to the public, increased…

Speaker Chatfield welcomes Boy Scout Troop 122 of Rudyard to Capitol

Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield, of Levering, recently welcomed Boy Scout Troop 122 of Rudyard to Lansing. From left to right: Damon Lieurance, Brody Hunt, Wyatt Hunt, Caleb Lieurance, Kendrick Brace, and Ben Hunt. Troop 122 of Rudyard was recognized in both the House and Senate Chambers.

Rep. Reilly welcomes Lake Orion students to testify at Capitol

State Rep. John Reilly of Oakland Township today welcomed middle school students from Lake Orion Community Schools to the state Capitol to testify in the House Natural Resources & Outdoor Recreation Committee. The group from Waldon Middle School were in Lansing to urge legislators to adopt the eastern wild turkey as the official game bird…

Rep. Hornberger welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

State Rep. Pamela Hornberger of Chesterfield Township welcomed Pastor Josh Hossler (center) to the state Capitol to lead Wednesday’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Hossler serves as the lead pastor at Evident Church in Chesterfield Township. Joining them at the rostrum is Speaker Pro Tempore Jason Wentworth.

Rep. Alexander welcomes student legislator to Lansing

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Julie Alexander of Hanover welcomed A.J. Fielder (center), a fifth grade student at Hanover-Horton Elementary School, to the Capitol on Tuesday as her most recent Student Legislator of the Month. Rep. Alexander, a former educator, regularly provides a lesson on government to local students. This month, A.J. Fielder was selected as…

Rep. Kahle welcomes Addison students to Capitol

State Rep. Bronna Kahle of Adrian was joined by fourth-grade students from Addison Elementary School at the state Capitol in May. “Everyone was engaged and attentive, I enjoy seeing young people take interest in their state government,” Rep. Kahle said. “It is always a pleasure to meet with students from Lenawee and I look forward…

Rep. LaFave presents tribute on House floor

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain honored Maj.-Gen. Michael A. Stone on the House floor. Stone is retiring next week from state government after serving as the Assistant Adjutant General since April 2010, where he is responsible for Army armories and installations, strategic communications, strategic level cyber initiatives, and National Guard employment…

Rep. Wakeman visits Covenant Emergency Care Center

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township toured Covenant Emergency Care Center on Friday to discuss current issues facing the facility and staff. The representative also met with Central Michigan University Associate Dean Steve Vance, M.D. (left) and Covenant Medical Director Matt Deibel, M.D. He was also provided a tour of the CMU…

Grand Rapids-area representatives participate in veterans home groundbreaking

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: State Representatives Mark Huizenga, Lynn Afendoulis, Thomas Albert, Rachel Hood, and Joe Tate participated in a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday for a new Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. The facility is part of a statewide plan to modernize long-term care for veterans in need and will include a total of 128…

Grand Rapids-area representatives participate in veterans home groundbreaking

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: State Representatives Mark Huizenga, Lynn Afendoulis, Thomas Albert, Rachel Hood, and Joe Tate participated in a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday for a new Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. The facility is part of a statewide plan to modernize long-term care for veterans in need and will include a total of 128…