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…

Organized Retail Crime bill signing

State Rep. Joe Graves at a ceremonial bill signing for his Organized Retail Crime legislation. Rep. Graves is pictured with Gov. Snyder and individuals who were instrumental in helping get this legislation through including our local assistant prosecutor, individuals who work on loss prevention/security at Walmart and Target, AT&T officials, The Retailers Association and my…

Camo Day at the Capitol

PHOTO CUTLINE: State Rep. Jon Bumstead on Thursday spoke during Camo Day at the Capitol, advocating for hunting and fishing preservation and improvement in Michigan. Bumstead this week introduced legislation that would guarantee the right to hunt and fish in Michigan while giving the Natural Resources Commission the authority to set hunting seasons and add…

New sucker dipping season welcome in Omer

State Rep. Joel Johnson recently tried his hand at sucker dipping in the Rifle River at the invitation of Omer officials with whom he worked with to help change the Michigan’s dipping season rules earlier this year. “The change allowed the department the flexibility to make a commonsense decision that will help anglers and the…