Pscholka shares updates on status of Orchard Hill Landfill

Lawmaker will hold second town hall meeting on issue later this summer Work to improve the odor situation at the Orchard Hill Sanitary Landfill continues following Rep. Al Pscholka’s May 1 landfill town hall that over 100 people attended. In order to gather additional feedback on the progress of the odor problem, Pscholka will hold…

Governor signs Rendon bill to create Michigan National Guard tuition program

Active-service Michigan National Guard members can receive tuition assistance at in-state educational institutions under legislation signed into law today by Gov. Rick Snyder. State Rep. Bruce Rendon introduced House Bill 5451, now Public Act 259 of 2014, to assist students pursuing vocational or technical training, a certificate, associate degree, bachelor’s degree or master’s degree. “The…

New laws expand students’ class choices

McBroom, Johnson bills expand state curriculum for voc ed   Michigan high school students can have career and vocational technology course options more easily count toward graduation with the signing of Public Acts 208 and 209 today by Gov. Rick Snyder. State Reps. Ed McBroom of Vulcan and Joel Johnson of Clare have worked for more…

New laws expand students’ class choices

Johnson, McBroom bills expand state curriculum for voc ed Michigan high school students can have career and vocational technology course options more easily count toward graduation with the signing of Public Acts 208 and 209 today by Gov. Rick Snyder. State Reps. Joel Johnson of Clare and Ed McBroom of Vulcan have worked for more…

New laws protect gun owner privacy

Rep. Rendon helps work on bills to prioritize public safety Gov. Rick Snyder this week signed legislation exempting firearms records from the Freedom of Information Act, an effort state Rep. Bruce Rendon helped co-sponsor to protect the privacy of firearms owners. “There have been instances in other states where gun ownership information has been used…

Governor signs Price legislation to make Michigan more nursing-mom friendly

Legislation to make Michigan a more nursing-mom friendly state was signed into law recently by Gov. Rick Snyder, announced state Rep. Amanda Price. Public Act 198 of 2014, authored by Price, protects nursing mothers by helping them feel as comfortable as possible when feeding their child in a public place. Together with PA 199’14, the…

Rep. Nancy Jenkins (left) gives “Rep. for a Day” Anne Roesch and her parents, Ross and Kara, a tour of the Capitol building in Lansing. Anne was the winner of Jenkins’ summer reading contest.

Rep. Jenkins encourages students to read this summer

Winner of second-annual summer reading contest will learn what it’s like to be ‘Rep. for a Day’ Rep. Nancy Jenkins (left) gives “Rep. for a Day” Anne Roesch and her parents, Ross and Kara, a tour of the Capitol building in Lansing last October. Anne was the winner of Jenkins’ summer reading contest in 2013….

Leonard welcomes local camp group to state Capitol

Rep. Tom Leonard, R-DeWitt Township, welcomes campers from the DeWitt Area Recreation Authority’s Double Digit Day Camp to the House floor today. The kids, ages 5 through 14, visited the state Capitol building and spent time with their state representative during the trip. ###

Jacobsen welcomes Parks and Recreation summer campers to Michigan Capitol

As a part of Fun-N-Sun Day at the Capitol, state Rep. Brad Jacobsen (center) welcomed 35 summer campers from Oxford Parks and Recreation to tour the state Capitol. Campers had the opportunity to visit different displays in the Capitol from the DNR, camping organizations, and many more to teach the kids about what Michigan’s wilderness…