United Way receives donation

State Rep. Joel Johnson and Gavin Goetz, AT&T executive director external affairs, today presented a donation for the 2013 United Way campaign to Sandina Hages, United Way of Clare and Gladwin Counties executive director.

Governor signs Pagel bill into law

Rep. Dave Pagel, R-Oronoko Township, looks on as Gov. Rick Snyder signs Public Act 52 into law. The legislation is Pagel’s first bill to become a Michigan statute.

Rep. O’Brien lauds success of local mental health courts

State Rep. Margaret O’Brien has been busy at work on one of her core legislative issues this spring: mental health courts.  She had the opportunity this week to testify on the matter before her colleagues on the House Judiciary Committee, and was joined by a local resident with a wealth of experience on the issue,…

Governor signs Kelly legislation to help keep dead people off welfare rolls

Michigan can now work to reduce welfare fraud and use taxpayer dollars more efficiently after the governor today signed legislation making it easier for the state to stop dead people and convicted felons from getting Bridge Cards. Public Act 41 of 2013, authored by state Rep. Tim Kelly, requires the state Department of Human Services…

Rep. Callton presents bike to winner at local helmet giveaway event

                            PHOTO ADVISORY: State Rep. Mike Callton, R-Nashville, is pictured with Mollie Hoover, winner of a brand new pink bicycle. Rep. Callton has been working with the Pennock Foundation and Rotary Clubs of Barry County this year to put on successful bike…

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.