A glorious celebration for Italian Americans at the Capitol

Tuesday morning, Italian Americans from all over Southeast Michigan arrived for the annual Columbus Day celebration in Lansing. The trip is held to celebrate Christopher Columbus and the impact Italian Americans have made to Michigan and the United States. State Rep. Pete Lucido was honored by the Columbus Day Celebration Committee and selected as the…

Rep. Lucido pleased with overwhelming turnout at Lake St. Clair town hall

State Rep. Pete Lucido, of Shelby Township, welcomed a packed house of local residents at a town hall on water quality concerns in Lake St. Clair. Those in attendance included waterfront business, homeowners, and concerned citizens from nearly every community in Macomb County. Residents had the opportunity to ask questions and hear responses from the…

Rep. McCready recognizes Columbus Day honoree

State Rep. Mike McCready of Bloomfield Township, welcomed resident Sonia Anna Basso, the 2017 Columbus Day honoree, to the Michigan House of Representatives. Recipients of the Columbus Day award were invited to the state Capitol to be recognized for their contributions to their local communities.

Rep. Kahle welcomes student ‘Rep for a Day’

Summer reading contest winner visits Capitol PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Bronna Kahle today welcomed Isabelle Brooks, of Adrian, to the state Capitol. Isabelle was selected as the winner of Rep. Kahle’s summer reading contest and was ‘Rep. for a Day.’ Isabelle, a student at Lincoln Elementary School in Hudson, read over 130 books during the…

Rep. LaSata introduces ‘Buy Nearby’ resolution

State Rep. Kim LaSata yesterday introduced a resolution declaring Oct. 7 and 8 as Buy Nearby Weekend in the state of Michigan. LaSata emphasized the importance of buying locally and how retailors support over 850,000 jobs across Michigan. “If everyone practiced ‘Buying Nearby’ Michigan shoppers would create an additional $9 billion in economic activity and…

Rep. Cox spearheads funding for rape test kit tracking program

Appropriations chair leads push to eliminate backlog   State Rep. Laura Cox, chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee, has taken the lead on securing funding to help victims of sexual assault track the progress of their rape cases. Cox, of Livonia, spearheaded a presentation on Wednesday before the committee in support of a $4.3 million…

Rep. Noble invites local student to Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: Plymouth resident Josh Schriver today joined state Rep. Jeff Noble on the House floor to job-shadow the legislator. Schriver is currently pursuing his master’s degree from Capella University.

Rep. Crawford introduces resolution to recognize October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month

State Rep. Kathy Crawford of Novi today introduced a resolution that was adopted by the House of Representatives to recognize October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Michigan. Rep. Crawford’s connection to this issue became more personal when she was diagnosed with breast cancer just over three years ago.  Although she was fortunate enough to…

Rep. LaSata welcomes Father Eamon Kelly to state Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Kim LaSata welcomed Father Eamon Kelly to the Capitol to lead the House of Representative’s invocation before today’s session.  As the vice chargé of the Pontifical Institute of the Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center and the vice director of Magdala the Crossroads of Jewish and Christian History, Father Kelly made a…