Rep. Howrylak introduces resolution declaring October Filipino-American Heritage Month

State Rep. Martin Howrylak Wednesday introduced a resolution declaring October Filipino-American Heritage Month in the state of Michigan. The resolution was co-sponsored by 17 other representatives and was approved in the House.  Howrylak introduced the resolution to celebrate contributions Filipino-Americans have made throughout the entire state. “Filipino-Americans have a rich and diverse background in this…

Rep. Mike McCready, R-Bloomfield Hills, and state law enforcement officers join Gov. Rick Snyder as he signs Public Act 109 of 2013 into law. The legislation is McCready's first bill to become a Michigan statute.

Governor signs McCready bill to fund state’s natural disaster relief

Bill adjusts funding levels for faster emergency response Gov. Rick Snyder today signed into law a bill introduced by state Rep. Mike McCready that expedites the state emergency response process and ensures local communities receive assistance more quickly during natural disasters. Public Act 109 of 2013 is part of a two-bill package that adjusts statutory…

Majority Floor Leader Jim Stamas (right) appears with Rep. David Knezek before the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee. Stamas gave testimony in support of House Joint Resolution N, which would reaffirm in-state tuition for veterans at Michigan public universities.

Stamas voices support for House Joint Resolutions M and N

Lawmaker: Measure will affirm our state’s support of our veterans  Majority Floor Leader Jim Stamas appeared before the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee today to speak in support of House Joint Resolution N, which he authored. The resolution proposes an amendment to the Michigan Constitution to reaffirm current policy that gives veterans access to…

Harrison resident presents Rep. Johnson flag from Afghanistan frontline

State Rep. Joel Johnson proudly displays an American flag from Operation Enduring Freedom from Corporal Scott E. Taylor of Harrison in his Lansing office. “I appreciate this gift a great deal,” said Johnson, R-Clare.  “I have tremendous respect for Scott answering the call to service.  My prayers continue to be with his wife Mindy and…

Rep. Mike McCready (second from right) joins West Bloomfield residents Michael and Alicia Stillman and family at the Donate Life Capitol Celebration today in Lansing. The event brought hundreds of transplant professionals, organ and tissue recipients and Michigan donor families together to celebrate the miracle of donation. The Stillmans’ daughter, Emily, donated her organs through The Gift of Life organization after she lost her battle with bacterial meningitis in Feb. 2013.

McCready welcomes Stillman family to Capitol for Donate Life celebration

Rep. Mike McCready (second from right) joins West Bloomfield residents Michael and Alicia Stillman and family at the Donate Life Capitol Celebration today in Lansing. The event brought hundreds of transplant professionals, organ and tissue recipients and Michigan donor families together to celebrate the miracle of donation. The Stillmans’ daughter, Emily, donated her organs through…

Rep. Haveman and guests at 9/11 ceremony

State Rep. Joe Haveman, R-Holland, is pictured in the Capitol rotunda with Sgt. Keith Mulder of the Holland Police Department, Lt. Chad Lynema of the Zeeland Police Department and Holland Mayor Kurt Dykstra on September 11, 2013. The men were invited by Haveman as guests of honor for the Michigan House of Representatives’ annual 9/11…

Rep. Kenneth Kurtz, R-Coldwater, stands with Branch County Sheriff John Pollack at a special ceremony in the Michigan House honoring the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Kurtz invited Sheriff Pollack to the ceremony, which also honors Michigan first responders and military members that have lost their lives in the line of duty.

Kurtz welcomes local sheriff to Michigan House for 9/11 ceremony

Rep. Kenneth Kurtz, R-Coldwater, stands with Branch County Sheriff John Pollack at a special ceremony in the Michigan House honoring the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Kurtz invited Sheriff Pollack to the ceremony, which also honors Michigan first responders and military members that have lost their lives in the line of duty.

Rep. Howrylak joined by Troy firefighter at House

State Rep. Martin Howrylak was joined today at the Capitol by Ryan Wolf, Troy’s Firefighter of the Year, as part of the annual House 9/11 anniversary ceremony. The ceremony observed the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11 as well as honored the eight military and first responders who lost their lives in…

State Rep. Mike McCready (left) attends the third annual 9/11 ceremony held by the Michigan House of Representatives along with Lt. Nole Clason (right) and Chief David Hendrickson of the City of Bloomfield Hills Public Safety Department.

McCready, House honor first responders during annual 9/11 ceremony

The Michigan House of Representatives today conducted its third annual 9/11 memorial service, commemorating the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, state Rep. Mike McCready announced. The House also honored the eight military members and first responders from Michigan who lost their lives in the line of duty in the past year. As a…