Rep. Kahle presented “Michigan Alzheimer’s Champion Award”

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Bronna Kahle of Clinton was presented with the “Michigan Alzheimer’s Champion Award” in recognition of her advocacy for families impacted by the disease. Lindsay Brieschke of the Alzheimer’s Association presented the plaque during the organization’s annual legislative day at the state Capitol. Rep. Kahle spoke of the effect Alzheimer’s has had…

Rep. Rendon’s first bill helps Michigan farmers

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Daire Rendon of Lake City drops off her first bill to the enrolling clerk Thursday. The bill clarifies farmers’ eligibility to receive sales tax exemptions when buying grain bins and equipment. For more information on this legislation, or any state government concerns, call Rep. Rendon’s office at (517) 373-3817 or email…

Rep. Howell meets with Fall of Saigon veterans

Rep. Howell met with veterans of the former South Vietnamese Army in Lansing to remember and solemnize the Fall of Saigon, which took place on April 30, 1975. Many of the men who were present for the remembrance fought to defend South Vietnam. “As a Vietnam-era veteran (Korea, 1970), I was proud to stand with…

Rep Howrylak and two members of the Vietnamese American Association of Michigan

Rep. Howrylak declares Black April Memorial Week in Michigan

PHOTO INFORMATION: Representative Martin Howrylak of Troy (center) was joined by Hoa Dinh (left) and An Nguyen (right) of the Vietnamese American Association of Michigan on the House floor for the adoption of House Resolution 73, to declare April 24 – 30, 2017 as Black April Memorial Week in the state of Michigan. April 30…

Rep. Howell tours Team Work facility

State Rep. Gary Howell of North Branch recently toured the Team Work facility located in Lapeer. Accompanying him on the tour were Ann Zettle, executive director of Team Work, and Mike Burke, Elba Township fire chief. Team Work has collaborated with the Golf Ball Divers Association to sort and package 1.2 million golf balls per…

Rep. Leutheuser meets with Canadian Minister Bains

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser, center, presents a state seal to Navdeep Bains, Canadian Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, during Bains’ visit to the state Capitol last week. Leutheuser, who chairs the House Commerce and Trade Committee, spoke with Bains and Canadian Consul General Douglas George about the trade relationship between Michigan and Canada….

State representatives pay tribute to Michigan Farm Bureau

State Reps. Shane Hernandez of Port Huron, Dan Lauwers of Brockway Township and Tom Barrett of Potterville, chair of the House Agriculture Committee, today presented a special tribute to the Michigan Farm Bureau to recognize the staff’s role in clearing a legal path for Michigan farmers to transport supplies to the High Plains. Michigan farmers…

Rep. Frederick welcomes childhood pastor to lead House invocation

State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso, right, on Tuesday welcomed Pastor Ray Strawser, center, to the state Capitol to give the invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Pastor Strawser is a chaplain with the Memorial Healthcare Hospice in Owosso. They were joined at the rostrum by Speaker of the House Tom Leonard.