Governor signs Jacobsen bill securing $100 million in federal funding for Michigan

Yesterday, Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill introduced by Rep. Brad Jacobsen to secure close to $100 million in federal funding by amending Michigan’s Highway Advertising Act. Public Act 2 of 2014, formerly known as House Bill 4629, amends the Highway Advertising Act to meet federal requirements and ensures clarity in advertising regulations for companies…

Jenkins welcomes local pastor to give invocation on House floor

Rep. Nancy Jenkins joins Speaker Jase Bolger, left, and Pastor Ken Nichols at the podium on the floor of the Michigan House of Representatives. Nichols, the pastor of Rollin Friends Church in Addison, was invited by Rep. Jenkins to give the invocation prior to the beginning of today’s legislative session. ###

Tecumseh resident joins Jenkins at Capitol

13-year-old Charles Williams, Jr. attends meetings, session with lawmaker Tecumseh resident Charles Williams, Jr. today joined state Rep. Nancy Jenkins in Lansing to job shadow the lawmaker. “Charles is very interested in politics and how things work at the Capitol, and I was excited to have him join me,” said Jenkins, R-Clayton. “It’s always great…

Governor ceremonially signs Jenkins’ crowdfunding bill

State Rep. Nancy Jenkins (third from left), R-Clayton, and Gov. Rick Snyder hold Public Act 264’13, which was ceremonially signed recently and establishes equity crowdfunding in Michigan. The idea for Jenkins’ legislation was first brought to her by Chris Miller as a way to benefit small businesses in Lenawee County and throughout the state. Miller…

State Rep. Tom Leonard, R-DeWitt Township, and members of the House Commerce Committee and Senate Economic Development Committee hold a joint committee hearing on Jan. 15 outside the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. “The auto industry has been and continues to be a very important part of Michigan’s economy,” said Leonard, R-DeWitt Township. “I was pleased to learn more about the investments and innovations being made by our auto companies.” The hearing was scheduled as an opportunity to educate lawmakers and the public about Michigan’s role in the global automotive industry and what the state can do to further attract automotive jobs and investment.

Leonard, fellow lawmakers hold joint committee hearing during Detroit auto show

State Rep. Tom Leonard, R-DeWitt Township, and members of the House Commerce Committee and Senate Economic Development Committee hold a joint committee hearing on Jan. 15 outside the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. “The auto industry has been and continues to be a very important part of Michigan’s economy,” said Leonard, R-DeWitt…