Rep. Calley welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Julie Calley welcomed Senior Pastor Steve Smail from the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Plainwell to the state Capitol to give today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. House tradition calls for a representative or a clergy member to begin each day’s session with a prayer. Speaker Tom Leonard joined them…

Rep. Whiteford presents Eagle Scout tribute

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Mary Whiteford presents a tribute to Bryan Adams of Hopkins at his Eagle Scout court of honor. Brian’s Eagle Scout project was the renovation of The Allegan Band Booth at the Allegan County Fair. ###

Rep. Theis testifies on bills protecting minor victims of sex crimes

State Rep. Lana Theis, of Brighton, today testified before the House Law and Justice Committee today, in support of her legislative package to protect young victims of sexual-based offenses, while helping local school districts better protect their students who are victims of such crimes. At right is state Rep. Sylvia Santana, of Detroit, and at…

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 Friday, Feb. 23 at Broad Street Café, 614 Broad St. in St. Joseph, from 10 to 11 a.m. “I look forward to talking with residents of Southwest Michigan about their state…

Rep. Noble speaks on Senate Bills 748 and 750

PHOTO INFORMATION: Rep. Noble speaks on bills that increases personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents on state income taxes, potentially saving families hundreds of dollars overall.