Rep. Runestad welcomes Milford students to state Capitol

State Rep. Jim Runestad today welcomed students from Kurtz Elementary School to Lansing. Twenty-six students toured the Capitol and had the opportunity to visit the representative during their class field trip. Rep. Runestad will be visiting Kurtz Elementary in Milford on Friday, March 16 to read to students and celebrate March is Reading Month.

Griffin joins House in approving county veteran services grants

State Rep. Beth Griffin of Mattawan today joined her colleagues in the House in passing legislation providing Michigan counties grants to establish and maintain veteran service offices. Under the legislation Griffin is co-sponsoring, each county with a veteran service office that satisfies pre-approved requirements will receive $25,000, plus an additional amount based on the number…

Rep. Cox invites local priest to lead House invocation

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Laura Cox of Livonia welcomed Father William Tindall to the state Capitol to give today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Tindall is currently serving as priest of St. Michael’s Church in Livonia. House tradition calls for a representative or a clergy member to begin each day’s session with a…

Speaker Leonard speaks during House CARES

The bipartisan task force spent five months taking part in public meetings and site visits across Michigan, reviewing areas where vulnerable residents are lacking in care and resources and collecting feedback to learn how best to deliver meaningful solutions. In particular, the panel focused on five key elements: Community, Access, Resources, Education and Safety (C.A.R.E.S.).

Rep. Kahle welcomes Hospice of Lenawee to state Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Bronna Kahle of Adrian welcomed the staff of Hospice of Lenawee to the Capitol today. Rep. Kahle was joined by Executive Director Travis Havens and Director of Patient Care Amy Francoeur, BAS, RN who were visiting for the HomeCare & Hospice Association legislative day. Francoeur also testified this week in the…

Rep. Hernandez welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Shane Hernandez welcomed Rev. Drew Mills (center) to the state Capitol to lead Thursday’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Mills is the senior pastor of Lakeport Wesleyan Church in Lakeport. House tradition calls for a representative or a clergy member to begin each day’s session with a prayer. Speaker…

Rep. Lucido participates in charity Polar Plunge

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Peter Lucido dressed as a ray of sunshine before jumping into a frigid pool of water in front of the state Capitol on Thursday. The 2018 legislative Polar Plunge raised over $30,000 in support of Michigan Special Olympics.

Rep. LaSata to host local office hours

State Rep. Kim LaSata today announced plans to meet with residents of southwest Michigan during her scheduled office hours. Office hours take place on Saturday, March 10 at Mill Creek Charlie’s, 3801 M-140 in Watervliet from noon to 1 p.m. “Engaging with residents in a casual setting is a great way to foster dialog and…

Rep. Iden takes Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Brandt Iden took part in the annual Legislative Polar Plunge on the Capitol lawn to benefit Special Olympics Michigan.  Each year, lawmakers raise funds for Special Olympics Michigan by promising to plunge into the icy cold water.