Rep. Tedder hosts local students at Capitol

State Rep. Jim Tedder welcomed students from Waterford Montessori School to Lansing during a class field trip on Tuesday. The fourth and fifth-grade students toured the Capitol building and had the opportunity to visit with Rep. Tedder outside the House chamber.

Rep. Lilly announces office hours in Holland, West Olive, Grand Haven

Rep. Jim Lilly of Park Township is inviting Ottawa County residents to attend his upcoming office hours events, scheduled for Monday, Dec. 4 and Friday, Dec. 8. “I am committed to making our voices heard in Lansing,” Lilly said. “This is a great opportunity for us to share ideas and updates about our state government.”…

Rep. Lucido testifies for bill establishing clarity in guidelines for pawned goods

State Rep. Peter Lucido today provided testimony before the House Committee on Commerce and Trade on his bill providing broader ability to police when dealing with possible stolen items at pawnshops. The bill allows law enforcement to put a written hold on an item in possession of a pawnbroker if evidence suggests it was stolen,…

Rep. LaSata welcomes ‘Rep for a Day’ winners to state Capitol

State Rep. Kim LaSata, of Bainbridge Township, welcomed 6 students and their families to the Capitol to be junior representatives for a day and experience the life of a Michigan state legislator. Local students entered the contest by filling out a bookmark they received from their local library with as many books as they could…

Rep. Farrington experiences day in the life of local firefighters

State Rep. Diana Farrington recently spent 24 hours with the Sterling Heights Fire Department to experience what a typical shift is like for local firefighters. “It is truly amazing to see what this group does to assist and protect our community on a daily basis,” Farrington said. “Thank you to Captain Brantley and the entire…

Rep. Webber invites local college president to lead House invocation

State Rep. Michael Webber, right, today welcomed Dr. Brian Stogner, center, to the state Capitol to give today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Stogner is president of Rochester College in Rochester Hills. They were joined at the rostrum by Speaker Pro Tempore Lee Chatfield.

Rep. Kahle, CSI’s Rogers testify for skilled trades instruction bill

State Rep. Bronna Kahle and Dan Rogers, director of Center for Science and Industry in Hudson, testified before the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee on Rep. Kahle’s legislation to expand skilled trades instruction in Michigan high schools. Kahle, of Adrian, is sponsoring of one of five bills to expand career development in Michigan schools.