Reps. Tedder, Bizon and Vaupel on the House floor in support of HB 4472

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Reps. Jim Tedder, right, John Bizon, center, and Hank Vaupel, left, wore DNA ties in support of H.B. 4472 on the House floor. House Bill 4472 would amend the Public Health Code to allow pharmacists to substitute Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-designated interchangeable biological drug products, instead of dispensing higher cost brand-name…

Rep. Noble testifies in House Oversight committee

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Reps. Jeff Noble and Beau LaFave testify in the House Oversight and Ethics committee in support of plans to remove unnecessary laws from the books. House Bills 5738 and 5884 would both remove outdated sections of law in various areas.

Rep. Frederick honors Twin Township Ambulance Service retiree

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso honors Carolyn Birchmeier at her home in Maple Grove to celebrate her retirement after 34 years of service to Twin Township Ambulance Service. She was thanked by many community members earlier in the day for her work assisting the residents of rural Saginaw, Shiawassee and Genesee counties….

Rep. Griffin hosts district office hours

State Rep. Beth Griffin today announced plans to meet with residents of Southwest Michigan during regularly scheduled local office hours this May. “I believe accessibility is key to open and honest government,” Griffin said. “I welcome anyone with ideas or questions about state government to attend my local office hours.” The office hours take place…

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…