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…

Rep. Frederick reads to local students

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso read to a group of students at K.C. Ling Elementary School (top) and Merrill Elementary School (bottom) on Friday, April 13. ###

Rep. LaSata and Sen. Proos welcome Blossomtime court to state Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Kim LaSata and State Senator John Proos welcome the Blossomtime Queen’s court to the state Capitol.  The annual Blossomtime Festival Grand Floral Parade is Saturday, May 5 at 1 p.m. The parade begins in St. Joseph on Main St. and continues through the city, across the Bicentennial Bridge, and into Benton…