Rep. LaFontaine encourages residents to enjoy Free Fishing Weekend

State Rep. Andrea LaFontaine is encouraging local residents to take advantage of “Michigan’s Summer Free Fishing Weekend” on June 8 and 9 by heading to their favorite lake, river or stream and enjoying all that Pure Michigan has to offer. During the weekend, all residents and out-of-state visitors will be able to fish without purchasing…

Governor signs Leonard bill into law

Rep. Tom Leonard, R-DeWitt Township (left), and Gov. Rick Snyder hold Public Act 34, which was signed into law on May 21, 2013. The legislation is Leonard’s first bill to become a Michigan statute.

Kesto honors Chaldean American communities with House resolution

Clergyman from Southfield gives House invocation State Rep. Klint Kesto welcomed members of the Chaldean American community from across the state with a House resolution declaring today, May 15, as Chaldean American Day. Kesto, R-Commerce Township, also was joined at House session today by the Rev. Anthony Kathawa of Our Lady of Chaldeans Catholic Church…

Rep. Lauwers invites local resident to give invocation on House floor

Marvin Redlawski, at right, an active member of Our Lady on the River Catholic Church in Marine City, today gave the invocation at the Michigan House rostrum during session at the Capitol in Lansing.  State Rep. Dan Lauwers, at left, asked Redlawski to give the invocation.  House lawmakers start each session with a prayer, and…

Rep. Shirkey co-sponsors bipartisan Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

  State Rep. Mike Shirkey speaks at a news conference in Lansing today to help kick off National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day in Michigan.  The day seeks to raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development from birth.  Along with the…

Rep. Glardon meets with residents at Capitol rally

State Rep. Ben Glardon, center, stands with Scott Gilman, chief executive officer of the Shiawassee County Mental Health Authority, and health authority staffer Penny Corbin during the ninth annual “Walk-a-Mile in My Shoes” event at the Capitol on Wednesday.  The rally is a walk for mental health and developmental disability advocates from around Michigan to…

Chesaning Township supervisor visits capital city

State Rep. Ben Glardon, at left, on Thursday spoke with Chesaning Township Supervisor Bob Corrin at the House Office Building near the Capitol.  Corrin traveled to Lansing as part of the Michigan Township Association Legislative Advocacy Day.  Glardon represents Chesaning Township, other parts of Saginaw County and all of Shiawassee County.

Rep. Zorn hosts winning students of local artwork challenge at state Capitol

  State Rep. Dale Zorn’s Capitol office is looking a little brighter today, thanks to new artwork that adorns the walls courtesy of two local high school students. Zorn, R-Ida, sponsored the 56th District 2013 Spring Art Challenge as a way to bring contributions from Monroe County into his Lansing office, as well as to…