Rep. Bellino testifies on bill package to end driver responsibility fees

Legislator says fees do nothing to improve driving skills   State Rep. Joe Bellino today testified before the House Michigan Competitiveness Committee on his bill, part of a sweeping bipartisan legislative package, to end driver responsibility fees by October 2018. Bellino, of Monroe, told the committee the threat of having to pay driver responsibility fees…

Governor Snyder signs Rep. Victory’s drain bill

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Roger Victory (left) and Ottawa County Water Resources Commissioner Joe Bush (right) with Gov. Rick Snyder at the signing of House Bill 4286, which provides more flexibility in updating drainage district boundaries.

Rep. LaSata celebrates first bill signing

Photo Information: State Rep. Kim LaSata with Governor Rick Snyder after the signing of her first bill, House Bill 4336, which deals with closing a property tax loophole for out of state homeowners. ###  

Rep. Tedder invites local pastor to lead House invocation

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Jim Tedder of Clarkston, right, welcomed Father Michael Manos, center, to the state Capitol to give today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Manos is associate priest of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Troy. They were joined at the rostrum by Speaker Tom Leonard.

Rep. LaSata hosts local office hours

State Rep. Kim LaSata is inviting residents of Berrien County to talk with her about issues facing Michigan during her October office hours. “Listening to the concerns of members of the community is a very important aspect of my job,” LaSata said. “Local office hours are a great way for me to speak with my…

Rep. Lucido welcomes Rep. for a Day contest winners to the Capitol

State Rep. Pete Lucido, of Shelby Township, today hosted two special guests chosen to join the lawmaker as Reps. for a day. Taylor and Sydney Wheeler, both students at Monfort Elementary School in Shelby Township, were selected as the winners of Rep. Lucido’s summer reading contest. The contest, which took place between May and August,…

A glorious celebration for Italian Americans at the Capitol

Tuesday morning, Italian Americans from all over Southeast Michigan arrived for the annual Columbus Day celebration in Lansing. The trip is held to celebrate Christopher Columbus and the impact Italian Americans have made to Michigan and the United States. State Rep. Pete Lucido was honored by the Columbus Day Celebration Committee and selected as the…

Rep. Lucido pleased with overwhelming turnout at Lake St. Clair town hall

State Rep. Pete Lucido, of Shelby Township, welcomed a packed house of local residents at a town hall on water quality concerns in Lake St. Clair. Those in attendance included waterfront business, homeowners, and concerned citizens from nearly every community in Macomb County. Residents had the opportunity to ask questions and hear responses from the…

Rep. McCready recognizes Columbus Day honoree

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Mike McCready of Bloomfield Township, welcomed resident Sonia Anna Basso, the 2017 Columbus Day honoree, to the Michigan House of Representatives. Recipients of the Columbus Day award were invited to the state Capitol to be recognized for their contributions to their local communities.

Rep. Kahle welcomes student ‘Rep for a Day’

Summer reading contest winner visits Capitol PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Bronna Kahle today welcomed Isabelle Brooks, of Adrian, to the state Capitol. Isabelle was selected as the winner of Rep. Kahle’s summer reading contest and was ‘Rep. for a Day.’ Isabelle, a student at Lincoln Elementary School in Hudson, read over 130 books during the…