Rep. LaSata introduces ‘Buy Nearby’ resolution

State Rep. Kim LaSata yesterday introduced a resolution declaring Oct. 7 and 8 as Buy Nearby Weekend in the state of Michigan. LaSata emphasized the importance of buying locally and how retailors support over 850,000 jobs across Michigan. “If everyone practiced ‘Buying Nearby’ Michigan shoppers would create an additional $9 billion in economic activity and…

Rep. Cox spearheads funding for rape test kit tracking program

Appropriations chair leads push to eliminate backlog   State Rep. Laura Cox, chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee, has taken the lead on securing funding to help victims of sexual assault track the progress of their rape cases. Cox, of Livonia, spearheaded a presentation on Wednesday before the committee in support of a $4.3 million…

Rep. Noble invites local student to Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: Plymouth resident Josh Schriver today joined state Rep. Jeff Noble on the House floor to job-shadow the legislator. Schriver is currently pursuing his master’s degree from Capella University.

Rep. Crawford introduces resolution to recognize October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month

State Rep. Kathy Crawford of Novi today introduced a resolution that was adopted by the House of Representatives to recognize October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month in Michigan. Rep. Crawford’s connection to this issue became more personal when she was diagnosed with breast cancer just over three years ago.  Although she was fortunate enough to…

Rep. LaSata welcomes Father Eamon Kelly to state Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Kim LaSata welcomed Father Eamon Kelly to the Capitol to lead the House of Representative’s invocation before today’s session.  As the vice chargé of the Pontifical Institute of the Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center and the vice director of Magdala the Crossroads of Jewish and Christian History, Father Kelly made a…

Rep. Griffin hosts Veterans Roundtable

Yesterday, State Rep. Beth Griffin hosted her inaugural Veterans Roundtable with guest speaker James Redford, director of the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency.  Director Redford gave an update on the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, and the progress Michigan is making to ensure veterans are receiving the benefits they earned while serving our country. The program…

Rep. Runestad supports wounded veterans

State Rep. Jim Runestad signed the Wounded Warriors Family Support’s High Five Tour car on Sept. 28. The High Five Tour is a 48-state road trip across America thanking our country’s military families. Donations were raised onsite to help build the Corporal Jason Dunham Traumatic Brain Injury Facility for combat-wounded veterans.

Rep. Noble supports wounded veterans

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Jeff Noble signed the Wounded Warriors Family Support’s High Five Tour car on Thursday. The High Five Tour is a 48-state road trip across America thanking our country’s military families. Donations were raised onsite to help build the Corporal Jason Dunham Traumatic Brain Injury Facility for combat-wounded veterans.  

Rep. Frederick welcomes State Fair Scholarship winner to Capitol

State Rep. Ben Frederick greeted Christy Sopocy as his guest on the House floor. Christy is a student at Ovid-Elsie High School and was awarded a scholarship at the Michigan State Fair, which celebrates the positive aspects of rural and urban agriculture, business and industry in Michigan.