Speaker Leonard speaks during House CARES

The bipartisan task force spent five months taking part in public meetings and site visits across Michigan, reviewing areas where vulnerable residents are lacking in care and resources and collecting feedback to learn how best to deliver meaningful solutions. In particular, the panel focused on five key elements: Community, Access, Resources, Education and Safety (C.A.R.E.S.).

Rep. Kahle welcomes Hospice of Lenawee to state Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Bronna Kahle of Adrian welcomed the staff of Hospice of Lenawee to the Capitol today. Rep. Kahle was joined by Executive Director Travis Havens and Director of Patient Care Amy Francoeur, BAS, RN who were visiting for the HomeCare & Hospice Association legislative day. Francoeur also testified this week in the…

Rep. Hernandez welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Shane Hernandez welcomed Rev. Drew Mills (center) to the state Capitol to lead Thursday’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Mills is the senior pastor of Lakeport Wesleyan Church in Lakeport. House tradition calls for a representative or a clergy member to begin each day’s session with a prayer. Speaker…

Rep. Lucido participates in charity Polar Plunge

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Peter Lucido dressed as a ray of sunshine before jumping into a frigid pool of water in front of the state Capitol on Thursday. The 2018 legislative Polar Plunge raised over $30,000 in support of Michigan Special Olympics.

Rep. LaSata to host local office hours

State Rep. Kim LaSata today announced plans to meet with residents of southwest Michigan during her scheduled office hours. Office hours take place on Saturday, March 10 at Mill Creek Charlie’s, 3801 M-140 in Watervliet from noon to 1 p.m. “Engaging with residents in a casual setting is a great way to foster dialog and…

Rep. Iden takes Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Brandt Iden took part in the annual Legislative Polar Plunge on the Capitol lawn to benefit Special Olympics Michigan.  Each year, lawmakers raise funds for Special Olympics Michigan by promising to plunge into the icy cold water.

Representative García invites local residents to March office hours

State Representative Daniela R. García invites residents of Ottawa County to her office hours on Monday, March. 5. “Getting feedback from my constituents is a crucial aspect of my commitment to Ottawa County residents,” García said. “I look forward to hearing what is important to Ottawa County residents and making sure that follows me to…

Rep. Hauck participates in annual legislative Polar Plunge

State Rep. Roger Hauck of Union Township showed his support for Special Olympics Michigan as part of the seventh annual legislative Polar Plunge on the Capitol lawn. This was Hauck’s second year participating in the plunge. “Special Olympics is an important organization in our community and across the state of Michigan,” Hauck said. “I am…

Rep. Noble takes Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Jeff Noble today participated in the seventh annual legislative Polar Plunge on the Capitol lawn. This was his second year participating. All donated funds support year-round sports training and athletic competitions for more than 23,000 adults and children with intellectual disabilities in Michigan.