Rep. Hauck welcomes Jr. Rep for a Day to the Capitol

State Rep. Roger Hauck of Union Township welcomed Owen McKenny to the Capitol for a day full of events as a junior representative for a day. Owen, a fifth-grader at St. Joseph the Worker School in Beal City, joined Rep. Hauck for a tour of the Capitol, took an oath of office and sat on…

Rep. Miller speaks before panel on expanding education options

State Rep. Aaron Miller, of Sturgis, testified today before the Senate Education Committee in support of his legislation to expand post-secondary education and dual enrollment options for high school students in state border school districts, allowing Michigan students to attend an out-of-state facility within 20 miles of the shared border. Also testifying was Brent Holcomb,…

Rep. Frederick attends bill signing for legislation to improve school counseling standards

State Rep. Ben Frederick, of Owosso, participated in a bill signing on Wednesday for state Rep. Brett Roberts’ legislation to update and specify professional development standards for K-12 counselors in Michigan schools. The legislation calls for 25 of the required 150 hours of professional development be dedicated to career and technical education (CTE) – including…

Rep. Wentworth invites chaplain to state Capitol

State Rep. Jason Wentworth of the 97th District, welcomed the Rev. William Dyke, chaplain for the Clare County Sheriff Department, to the state Capitol today to give the invocation for the House of Representatives. They were joined by Speaker Tom Leonard on the rostrum.

Rep. Vaupel hosts ‘Rep for a Day’ winner at state Capitol

State Rep. Hank Vaupel of Handy Township hosted Zachary Kupec and his family at the Capitol on Wednesday to be a junior representative and experience the life of a Michigan state legislator. Students entered the contest by filling out a bookmark they received from their local library or school with as many books as they…

Rep. Tedder welcomes CMU president to Capitol

State Rep. Jim Tedder, a Central Michigan University graduate, welcomed college President George E. Ross to the Capitol on Tuesday to celebrate CMU’s 125th anniversary. From left, Rep. Roger Hauck, Rep. Jim Tedder, President Ross, Rep. Scott VanSingel and Rep. Jason Wentworth.

Rep. LaSata hosts local office hours

State Rep. Kim LaSata invites residents of Berrien County to talk with her about issues facing Michigan during her November office hours. “Engaging with residents in a casual setting is a great way to foster dialog and share ideas,” LaSata said. “I look forward to having discussions with people in the community about making our…

LaFave has bill signed into law

Rep. LaFave and his staff stand beside the governor as he signs HB 4575 into law. The bill authorizes certain inflationary increases in the fees newspapers may charge parties in a judicial proceeding to publish material that is required by law to be published in a newspaper.