Rep. Theis hosts Youth Olympic gold medalist at the Capitol

State Rep. Lana Theis this week welcomed gold medalist Jake Vedder of Pinckney to the Michigan House floor. Vedder recently won gold for the United States at the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway. Vedder, 18, who won the men’s Snowboard Cross event in February joined Rep. Theis at the Capitol during his visit to Lansing,…

Rep. Crawford joins experts to provide senior presentation to House committee

State Rep. Kathy Crawford, R-Novi, today joined certified experts to provide an informative senior center presentation to update the Families, Children and Seniors House Committee. Appearing with Rep. Crawford were Stephanie Moore, associate director/program director for Oceana County Council on Aging and president of the Michigan Association of Senior Centers, as well as, Kelly Arndt,…

Fennville students join Rep. Whiteford in House Natural Resources Committee

Students present ‘Salmon in the Classroom’ project to legislators State Rep. Mary Whiteford today welcomed a group of students from Fennville High School to the Capitol where they gave a special presentation to the House Natural Resources Committee. The students, along with their science teacher Carole McNeal, joined Rep. Whiteford in sharing with the committee…

Rep. Crawford declares May 11 as Older Michiganians Day

State Rep. Kathy Crawford, R-Novi, today introduced House Resolution 291 to declare May 11, 2016, as Older Michiganians Day in the state of Michigan.  “As a longtime advocate of senior citizen’s rights I am privileged to introduce this resolution today,” said Rep. Kathy Crawford. “Over 1.9 million Michiganians age 60 and over deserve our utmost…

Rep. Maturen, Sen. Nofs welcome Marshall girls’ basketball team

PHOTO: State Rep. David Maturen, R-Brady Township, joined Sen. Mike Nofs, R-Battle Creek, today in welcoming the Marshall High School girls’ basketball team to the state Capitol. The lawmakers presented the team and coaching staff with a special tribute congratulating them on the Class B state championship they won on March 19. “The Redhawks worked…

Reps. Maturen, Bizon welcome Michigan Youth Challenge Academy to Capitol

PHOTO: Rep. Dave Maturen, R-Brady Township (front right) is shown recognizing a group of 118 graduates from the Michigan Youth ChalleNGe Academy on the House floor today as Rep. Dr. John Bizon, R-Battle Creek (front left) looks on. In back are MYCA Director Lt. Col. (ret.) Jefferey Connell, left, and Master Sgt. Brian Czerniak, right….