Rep. Hauck welcomes Cops and Doughnuts to Mt. Pleasant

Representatives Roger Hauck of Union Township and Jason Wentworth of Clare recently welcomed the newest installment of the famous Cops and Doughnuts franchise to Mt. Pleasant. “I am happy to have the ‘Central Precinct’ of Cops and Doughnuts in our community,” said Hauck. “This thriving business will boost economic growth in Isabella County.”

Rep. Marino congratulates Eagle Scout Daniel Kowalke of Harrison Township

State Rep. Steve Marino (R-Harrison Township) presented a tribute to Daniel Kowalke for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout and his years of dedication and service with the Boy Scouts of America. Daniel’s Eagle Scout service project was the installation of dog waste disposal stations along the Harrison Township Freedom Bike Path. Pet waste disposal…

Rep. Frederick meets with Owosso Rotary Club

State Rep. Ben Frederick of Owosso recently spoke at the Owosso Rotary Club meeting to give constituents a legislative update. “It was a pleasure addressing the Owosso Rotary Club,” Rep. Frederick said. “These local leaders and problem-solvers fight everyday to bring lasting change to our communities.”

Rep. Lower leads House invocation

PHOTO: State Rep. Jim Lower of Cedar Lake delivered today’s invocation prior to the Michigan House of Representatives session. Lower urged members to guide their duties as legislators with discourse and civility. He was joined at the rostrum by Speaker Pro Tempore of the House, Lee Chatfield.

Rep. Tedder welcomes Jefferson International Academy students

Rep. Tedder of Clarkston welcomed third grade students from Jefferson International Academy to the state Capitol recently. “It’s wonderful to see students from my community learning about their state government in such an interactive way, ” Tedder said.  “This is a great experience for these young people.” Jefferson International Academy is in Waterford. .  

Rep. Hauck welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

PHOTO: State Rep. Roger Hauck of Union Township, right, welcomed Deacon Jim Damitio to the state Capitol to give today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Damitio is the deacon of Sacred Heart Parish in Mt. Pleasant. They were joined at the rostrum by Speaker Tom Leonard.

Rep. Noble offers the invocation for the House

Rep. Noble invited to lead House invocation

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Jeff Noble of Plymouth on Tuesday gave the invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Noble is a pastor at Praise Baptist Church in Plymouth. #####

Rep. Bellino’s bill to help police and fire retirees approved by House panel

A Michigan House committee today approved Rep. Joe Bellino’s bill providing income tax relief to younger retired police and firefighters not covered by Social Security. Bellino’s bill affects Michigan public safety professionals who were born after 1952 and retired before 2013, bringing their tax structure more in line with many other retirees. “This is a…