Graves named Legislator of the Year

State Rep. Joseph Graves has been named Legislator of the Year for 2012 by the Michigan Retailers Association. The organization highlighted Rep. Graves’ efforts fighting organized crimes against retailers in Michigan. Gov. Snyder signed Graves’ legislation, House Bills 5843 and 5902 on Dec. 31, 2012, strengthening penalties for organized crime against retailers, including a provision…

Franz welcomes veterans to SOS

State Rep. Ray Franz, R-Onekama, welcomed Sgt. Major Dan Lincoln (second from left) of the Michigan Army National Guard who served in Afghanistan from 2010-2011, to sit with him in the House chamber on Wednesday evening during Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address. Also pictured with Franz prior to the governor’s speech, from…

Rep. MacMaster invites Lieghios to gov’s speech

State Rep. Greg MacMaster, R-Kewadin, with his wife Kim, welcomed Enzo and Danielle Lieghio of Mackinaw City to the House chamber on Wednesday evening for Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address.  MacMaster said the governor’s third speech was a good starting point to begin discussing transportation infrastructure in Michigan. “We all agree funding…

Rep. Rendon invites Searfoss for gov speech

State Rep. Bruce Rendon, R-Lake City, and his wife Daire, welcomed Tim Searfoss, owner of Searfoss Developments in West Branch, to the House chamber on Wednesday evening for Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address. Rendon was pleased with issues the governor’s third speech included and said one of his own priorities continues to…

Glardon State of the State

State Rep. Ben Glardon on the House floor with his guest Rev. Marlene Webster, a member of the Owosso Board of Education, at the annual State of the State address by Gov. Rick Snyder.

Local officials attend SOS with Rep. Johnson

State Rep. Joel Johnson, R-Clare, welcomed Craig Pollington of Osceola County, Carolyn Curtin of Osceola County, Adam Kroczaleski of Arenac County, and Rev. Kathy and Joe Groff of Clare County to Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address in the House chamber on Wednesday evening.  Johnson said the priorities the governor laid out in…

State of the State 2013

State Rep. Joseph Graves and his guest, Linden CPA Tom Taylor, in the House Chamber prior to Gov. Snyder’s 2013 State of the State address.

Kesto takes part in State of the State event

  State Rep. Klint Kesto, R-Commerce Township (left), was part of a special committee of four legislators selected to lead the members of the Michigan Supreme Court into the House Chambers during today’s State of the State address.