Howrylak bill will save dozens of lives and prevent thousands of injuries per year

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Martin Howrylak tested a distracted driving simulator on behalf the Michigan Brain Injury Provider Council, Brain Injury Association of Michigan and the Michigan State Police on Tuesday. House legislators were invited to test the module and learn about distracted driving prevention and awareness. Rep. Howrylak recently introduced House Bill 4466, a…

Rep. Griffin to host senior and veterans expo

Rep. Beth Griffin will host a senior and veterans expo with Senators Margaret O’Brien and Tonya Schuitmaker on Monday, May 7. “Connecting seniors and veterans to valuable services and information right here in Southwest Michigan is just one way to show our gratitude towards them,” Griffin said. “I look forward to this yearly event for…

Representative García invites local residents to May office hours

State Representative Daniela R. García invites residents of Ottawa County to her office hours on Monday, May 7. “Getting feedback from my community is a crucial aspect of being a representative,” Garcia said.  “I look forward to hearing what is on people’s minds, and am grateful for those who take the time to share what…

Rep. Frederick welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso and Speaker Tom Leonard welcomed Dr. Don E. Galardi to the state Capitol to give Thursday’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Galardi is the current associate pastor of transition and missions at Community Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Owosso. House tradition calls for a representative or…

Howrylak resolution memorializes fall of Saigon

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Martin Howrylak of Troy was joined by Che Nguyen (left) and Marie Huynh (center) of the Vietnamese American Association of Michigan on the House floor for the adoption of House Resolution 321, to declare April 23 – 29 as Black April Memorial Week in Michigan. This year, April 30 marks the…

Rep. Tedder welcomes local students to state Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Jim Tedder today welcomed students from Independence Elementary School to Lansing. “It was a pleasure to welcome so many talented students to our state’s Capitol,” Rep. Tedder said. The third-grade students toured the Capitol and had the opportunity to visit the representative during their class field trip.

Rep. Noble wears sneakers in support of cancer prevention

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Jeff Noble showed his support for cancer awareness by wearing sneakers in honor of Suits and Sneakers Week. On Wednesday, Michigan legislators wore sneakers with their professional attire to encourage education on cancer prevention, screening, and early detection.

Rep. Pagel welcomes Blossomtime court to state Capitol

Photo Information: State Reps Dave Pagel, Aaron Miller, and Kim LaSata welcome the Blossomtime Kings & Queens of Southwest Michigan to the House floor. They were in town on Tuesday, April 24 to visit the state Capitol. This week State Rep. Dave Pagel welcomed the Blossomtime Kings & Queens of Southwest Michigan to the state…