MacMaster receives Farm Bureau honor

State Rep. Greg MacMaster has been recognized by the Michigan Farm Bureau with the organization’s top award for state legislators, The Silver Plow Award. The award is given for leadership roles in enacting legislation of significant benefit to agriculture. MacMaster earned the Silver Plow by sponsoring House Bill 5228, which exempted truck-and-trailer combinations from state…

Michigan Legislature honors Corunna soldier who was killed in action

State Rep. Ben Glardon and Sen. Joe Hune took part in a special ceremony today in the Michigan Senate to honor U.S. Army Pfc. Shane Cantu of Corunna, who was killed in Afghanistan on Aug. 28, 2012.    Cantu’s mother, Jennifer Clarke, center, and husband Michael Clarke attended the ceremony along with friends and family.    The…

Rep. Johnson welcomes Clare Primary students to Capitol

State Rep. Joel Johnson, R-Clare, welcomed students and parents from Clare Primary School to Lansing today for a tour of the state Capitol. Along with accompanying the group to see and hear the history, art and architecture of the building, Johnson also gave the students a special treat by bringing them on the House chamber…

Pscholka presented with Leadership Award by United Against Nuclear Iran

State Rep. Al Pscholka on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 was presented with an award by United Against Nuclear Iran, for his leadership in passing Michigan’s Iran State Contracting legislation. Pscholka co-sponsored HB 5479 during last session, and that bill’s Senate counterpart, SB 1024, was signed by Gov. Snyder on Dec. 28, 2012. The bill prevents…