Rep. Wentworth hosts ‘Rep. for a Day’ at state Capitol

PHOTO: State Rep. Jason Wentworth of the 97th District welcomed Kaitlyn Newkirk on Wednesday to the state Capitol. Kaitlyn was honored as a ‘Rep. for a Day’. She received a Capitol tour, enrolled a resolution, visited the House floor during session, experienced the video production studio, and participated in other various activities. Newkirk is a…

Rep. LaSata hosts local coffee hours

State Rep. Kim LaSata today announced plans to meet with residents of Berrien County during her first scheduled office hours of 2018. “As the Legislature starts a new year, I want to hear from residents of Berrien County on issues they would like tackled in 2018,” LaSata said. “Hearing directly from people in the community…

Rep. Griffin hosts district office hours

State Rep. Beth Griffin today announced plans to meet with residents of Southwest Michigan during her first scheduled office hours of 2018. “Hosting office hours throughout the district will continue to be one of my top priorities in 2018, “Griffin said. “These face-to-face meetings are a great way for me to be accessible and accountable…

House approves Rep. Alexander bill to support teachers

The House today approved state Rep. Julie Alexander’s legislation to provide teachers with more opportunities toward their continuing education and professional development requirements by engaging with area employers and post-secondary training centers. Alexander’s legislation is part of five-bill package to expand skilled trade and career education for students in local school districts. “We will improve…

House votes for Kahle bill to help attract skilled trade teachers

The House today approved legislation sponsored by state Rep. Bronna Kahle to expand professional trade instruction and provide career-oriented development in Michigan high schools. “Our state has many good-paying jobs and bright career opportunities in skilled trades right now, but we need experienced instructors to help bring that real world teaching to the classroom,” said…

Rep. Hauck greets students at the Capitol

State Rep. Roger Hauck of Union Township recently welcomed students from Mary McGuire Elementary to the state Capitol. The group came to Lansing for a tour and to learn more about the legislative process. “It was great to see the students learning about Michigan’s history and our government,” Hauck said. Mary McGuire Elementary is located…

Rep. Hauck welcomes two ‘Junior Representatives’ to state Capitol

State Rep. Roger Hauck of Union Township welcomed fourth-grader Amilia Reed from Coleman Elementary and second-grader Theodore Crain from Vowels Elementary to the Capitol on Thursday, December 7. Amilia and Theodore were sworn in on the House floor as a ‘Junior Representatives’ by Rep. Hauck. The students earned this opportunity through their participation in a…

Rep. VanderWall invites local pastor to lead House invocation

Pastor Brian Ford from Living Word Church of Ludington gave the invocation before the Michigan House of Representatives at the state Capitol on Wednesday as the guest of Rep. Curt VanderWall. House tradition calls for a representative or clergy member to begin each session with a prayer. “Pastor Ford gave an inspiring invocation at the…