Rep. Berman gives West Bloomfield students Capitol tour

State Rep. Ryan Berman of Commerce Township was recently joined by students from Scotch Elementary School in West Bloomfield on the floor of the Michigan House of Representatives. “It was a privilege to welcome students from our community to tour and see the Capitol,” Rep. Berman said. “The students were all eager to explore the…

Rep. Whiteford welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

State Rep. Mary Whiteford welcomed Pastor Joe Shaler to lead Wednesday’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Shaler is the lead pastor of Otsego United Methodist Church in Otsego. Joining them at the rostrum is Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield.  

Rep. Bellino welcomes local deacon to lead House invocation

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe welcomed Deacon Mike Stewart (center) to the state Capitol to lead today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Stewart is a deacon at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Monroe. Joining them at the rostrum is Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield.

Rep. Chatfield welcomes local superintendents to state Capitol

Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield met with local superintendents from the 107th District in his Capitol office after he successfully fought to restore critical funding for rural school districts following the governor’s budget cuts in October. Several northern Michigan schools were affected by the cuts and faced significant shortfalls until Chatfield and the Legislature…

Reps. Alexander, Lightner honor local WWII veterans on House floor

  State Reps. Julie Alexander, of Hanover, and Sarah Lightner, of Springport, welcomed WWII veterans Herb Elfring and Lee Zimmerman of Jackson to the House floor on Wednesday. Elfring and Zimmerman were honored with state tributes and U.S. flags flown over the Michigan Capitol building. Pictured from left to right: Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey,…

Rep. Alexander welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

State Rep. Alexander of Hanover welcomed Pastor Tonya Arnesen to the state Capitol to lead Wednesday’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Arnesen is the lead pastor of First United Methodist Church in Jackson. Joining them at the rostrum is Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield.   ###

Rep. Kahle welcomes Clinton students to Capitol

State Rep. Bronna Kahle of Adrian recently hosted students from Clinton High School as they visited Lansing for an up-close view of how state government works. “It is encouraging to see the interest and understanding demonstrated by these students,” Rep. Kahle said. “I was impressed by both of the Clinton High School government class groups…

Rep. Kahle welcomes Tecumseh students to Capitol

State Rep. Bronna Kahle of Adrian recently hosted students from Tecumseh Compass Learning Center for an up-close look at state government at the state Capitol. “I’m always excited when students visit the state Capitol to learn more about their state government,” Rep. Kahle said. “It was a pleasure to meet with them and I look…