Rep. Sheppard welcomes Jackman Road Elementary students to Capitol

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance welcomed students from Jackman Road Elementary School in Temperance to the Capitol on June 6. “I’m excited to see young students interested in state government,” Rep. Sheppard said. “It’s so important that they learn about the significant role the Legislature plays and I encourage them to be informed and…

Rep. Hauck honors local business with legislative tribute

State Rep. Roger Hauck recently honored Leah’s Korner Kafe in Coleman with a legislative tribute celebrating their fifth anniversary. “I was honored to celebrate with Leah and present her with a tribute recognizing her hard work and the success of the restaurant” said Hauck. “Thank you Leah for your commitment to the community.”

Rep. Howell welcomes Lapeer County students to Capitol

Rep. Gary Howell of North Branch recently welcomed several groups of students from Lapeer County to his office in Lansing. One group consisted of high school juniors from the Lapeer County Education Tech Center’s “Careers in Education” class. The second group of students were from the Imlay City Christian School. This group of mostly 1st and 2nd graders came…

Committee approves Rep. Marino bill to reform disaster funds

The House Appropriations Committee today approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Steve Marino (R-Harrison Township) that reforms the way state disaster funding is distributed to Michigan communities. Marino said his bill, along with a companion bill introduced by State Rep. Diana Farrington (R- Utica), will strengthen the process of receiving emergency funds during a catastrophe….

Rep. Bellino receives Legislative Leadership Award from Michigan Soft Drink Association

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe was recognized on May 17 by Michigan Soft Drink Association in Lansing. Rep. Bellino received the Legislative Leadership Award for his demonstrated commitment, leadership, effectiveness and stewardship on behalf of good public policy for Michigan’s citizens and the soft drink industry. “I am humbled to receive this award and…

Rep. Kelly delivers House invocation

State Rep. Tim Kelly of Saginaw Township gave the invocation today for the Michigan House of Representatives. Rep. Kelly was joined at the rostrum by Speaker of the House, Tom Leonard.

Rep. Vaupel testifies on insurance claims reform bill

State Rep. Hank Vaupel testified before the House Insurance Committee today, supporting his legislation that clarifies how and when claims are filed under the Michigan Assigned Claims Plan (MACP). “Anyone seeking personal injury protection benefits can face a confusing and uneven process, whether no insurance applies to the injury or multiple insurers,” said Vaupel, of…