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…

Rep. Wakeman welcomes community leader to the state Capitol

State Rep. Rodney Wakeman of Saginaw Township welcomed Cynthia Pape, also of Saginaw Township, to the Capitol. Pape is the director of the READ Association of Saginaw County. Pictured from left to right is Rep. Rodney Wakeman, Cynthia Pape, and Johanna Wakeman. Wakeman represents parts of Saginaw County, which includes Birch Run, Frankenmuth, Freeland, Saint…

Rep. Lightner welcomes her local pastor to lead House invocation

State Rep. Lightner of Springport welcomed Pastor Matt Rohde to the state Capitol to lead Wednesday’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Rohde, also of Springport, is the lead pastor of Springport Bible Church. Joining them at the rostrum is Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield.   ###

Reps. Afendoulis, Huizenga recognize Education Support Professional of the Year

State Rep. Lynn Afendoulis, of Grand Rapids Township, and Mark Huizenga, of Walker, welcomed Rockford Public Schools bus driver Russ Clark to the House floor on Tuesday. Clark was awarded “Education Support Staff Professional of the Year” by the Michigan Department of Education. Pictured from left to right: Rep. Lynn Afendoulis, Rep. Mark Huizenga, Russ…