Reps. Whiteford and Griffin welcome Medal of Honor Recipient to state Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Reps. Mary Whiteford and Beth Griffin welcomed Medal of Honor Recipient James McCloughan and his wife Chérie to the state Capitol. McCloughan received the Medal of Honor from President Trump in July for his valor in saving the lives of 10 members of his platoon at the Battle of Nui Yon Hill…

Rep. Frederick invites local student to Capitol

State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso welcomed Brandy Brown, a senior at Chesaning Union High School, to the Capitol as she job shadowed the legislator for the day. Brown attended the Workforce and Talent Development and Commerce and Trade committees as a part of a school assignment. She is currently earning college credit from Delta…

Rep. Iden announces coffee hours

State Rep. Brandt Iden invites people to talk with him about issues facing Michigan during his October coffee hours. “Hosting coffee hours helps me stay focused on the issues that matter most to people in our community.”  Iden said. “Talking to my neighbors, listening to their concerns, and answering any questions they may have about…

Reps. Hauck and Wentworth appear on local radio program

State Reps. Roger Hauck (Union Township) and Jason Wentworth (Clare) appeared on 103 Country to discuss important issues including reforming Michigan’s auto insurance, repealing driver responsibility fees and the opioid epidemic. “I want to thank everyone for tuning in,” Hauck said. “I enjoyed discussing a wide array of topics with Rep. Wentworth, tackling our state’s…

Rep. Griffin to host jobs roundtable

State Rep. Beth Griffin will host a jobs roundtable on Monday, Oct. 23 at the Carnegie Center, 129 S. Kalamazoo St. in Paw Paw. Rep. Griffin will be joined by Tamara Davis from Western Michigan University.  Davis is the regional director of the Western Michigan University Small Business Development Center. “I look forward to speaking…

Rep. Frederick attends Shiawassee 4-H event

State Rep. Ben Frederick, right, of Owosso recently celebrated with leaders of the Shiawassee County 4-H Youth Development program. Pictured is 4-H Council President Rhonda Stickel and Leonard Mitchell. Leonard, of Perry, has served for over 50 years in the program. The Shiawassee County 4-H Youth Development program supports more than 1,700 youth and 170…

Rep. Bellino testifies on bill package to end driver responsibility fees

Legislator says fees do nothing to improve driving skills   State Rep. Joe Bellino today testified before the House Michigan Competitiveness Committee on his bill, part of a sweeping bipartisan legislative package, to end driver responsibility fees by October 2018. Bellino, of Monroe, told the committee the threat of having to pay driver responsibility fees…

Governor Snyder signs Rep. Victory’s drain bill

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Roger Victory (left) and Ottawa County Water Resources Commissioner Joe Bush (right) with Gov. Rick Snyder at the signing of House Bill 4286, which provides more flexibility in updating drainage district boundaries.

Rep. LaSata celebrates first bill signing

Photo Information: State Rep. Kim LaSata with Governor Rick Snyder after the signing of her first bill, House Bill 4336, which deals with closing a property tax loophole for out of state homeowners. ###