Rep. Lauwers sponsors resolution honoring 10th annual Ag Day

State Rep. Dan Lauwers, at left, today participated in the 10th annual Ag Day at the state Capitol in Lansing.  Lauwers sponsored a resolution honoring the traditional event.  Joining Lauwers with the resolution are, from left, Dave Armstrong of Greenstone Farm Credit Services and Yale resident Jay Ferguson of the Michigan Soybean Association. Lauwers, member…

Reps. Schmidt and Daley celebrate Michigan Ag Day with special guest National Cherry Queen

Chair of the House Agriculture Committee Rep. Kevin Daley, R-Lum, National Cherry Queen Sonya Sayler and Rep. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City, celebrate the 10th annual Ag Day at the state Capitol today in celebration of National Agriculture Week, March 23-29. Agriculture is Michigan’s second-largest industry, accounting for more than $91 billion of the state’s economy…

Rep. Johnson brings House Speakers together

State Rep. Joel Johnson, R-Clare, center, had the honor of introducing Josiah Bear, a sophomore at Clare High School, to Michigan House Speaker Jase Bolger this week during the MSU 4-H Capitol Experience program. Bear was elected by his peers as Speaker of the House for this year’s 4-H conference in Lansing, an annual program…

Leonard invites local pastor to deliver House invocation

Rep. Tom Leonard, right, stands with Richard Jolliff, pastor of Amazing Grace Church in Wheeler, and House Speaker Jase Bolger at the rostrum on the floor of the state House of Representatives. Leonard invited Jolliff to the Michigan Capitol to deliver the invocation before today’s legislative session. ###

Lt. Governor Calley visits Troy

The Troy Chamber of Commerce hosted Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley at Meritor Inc.’s world headquarters on February 28. He mentioned that one of the things he is very excited about is that Michigan’s population has grown for two straight years. This is no small feat in light of the significant population drop that occurred in…

Legislation helps keep drugged drivers off the streets, protect Michigan residents

As drugged driving offenses skyrocket throughout the nation, state Rep. Dan Lauwers today unveiled legislation to help keep these dangerous motorists off Michigan streets by ensuring immediate jail time for repeat offenders and improved communication between law enforcement agencies. Lauwers unveiled the legislation at a news conference in Port Huron Township with St. Clair County…

Rep. Kelly invites Saginaw priest to give invocation on House floor

State Rep. Tim Kelly of Saginaw Township invited Fr. Steven Gavit of St. Stephen Parish in Saginaw to give the invocation today at the Michigan House rostrum during session at the Capitol in Lansing.  House lawmakers start each session with a prayer, and lawmakers take turns inviting local clergy men and women to give the…

Leonard, fellow lawmakers hold joint committee hearing during Detroit auto show

State Rep. Tom Leonard, R-DeWitt Township, and members of the House Commerce Committee and Senate Economic Development Committee hold a joint committee hearing on Jan. 15 outside the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. “The auto industry has been and continues to be a very important part of Michigan’s economy,” said Leonard, R-DeWitt…