Rep. Hauck takes the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Rep. Roger Hauck of Union Township showed his support alongside several legislators for Special Olympics Michigan by participating in the Legislative Polar Plunge on the Capitol lawn. This was the sixth annual plunge, and Rep. Hauck’s first. “With the headquarters of Special Olympics Michigan located so close to my home, I am happy to provide…

Rep. Howell welcomes Foreign Exchange students to Capitol

On Wednesday, February 15, state Representative Gary Howell welcomed students from the American Field Service’s Foreign Student Exchange Program to the state Capitol. Representative Howell visited with Anne Rosenau from Germany (currently attending Marlette High School), Hoa Phuong from Germany (Imlay City High School), and Sia Fomba from Sierra Leone (Imlay City High School). In…

Reps. Cox, Barrett testify in support of aircraft safety bills

State Reps. Laura Cox of Livonia and Tom Barrett of Potterville testified before the House Law and Justice Committee today in support of legislation that prohibits intentionally pointing a laser or a directed energy device at or in the path of aircraft, including helicopters and airplanes. Also testifying in support of the two-bill package were…

Bellino, colleagues reveal ‘Action Plan’ for 2017-18

Representative pleased to see focus on decreasing auto insurance rates State Rep. Joe Bellino, of Monroe, joined his colleagues today for a press conference outlining key principles and priorities that will guide the House over the next two years. Bellino said he’s pleased with the 2017-18 House Republican Action Plan, which focuses on making Michigan…

Rep. Lucido testifies on bill which will allow electronic proof of car registration

State Rep. Peter Lucido of Shelby Township testified before the House Insurance Committee today in support of his legislation to allow for electronic proof of registration. If approved, his bill would allow vehicle drivers to share either paper or electronic proof of annual registration from the Michigan Secretary of State during interactions with law enforcement…

Rep. Howrylak bill that reforms school discipline signed into law

Participating in Gov. Rick Snyder’s bill signing ceremony today of Public Act 364 of 2016 were Rep. Peter Lucido, Rep. Andy Schor, Rep. Adam Zemke, Rep. David LaGrand and Rep. Martin Howrylak. This legislation was part of a bill package that will provide schools with greater discretion regarding the decision to suspend or expel a…

Millersburg pastor opens House session with invocation

State Rep. Sue Allor, right, today welcomed Pastor James Brabson of North Country Baptist Church in Millersburg to the state Capitol. Allor said the Presque Isle County pastor gave an inspiring invocation to open today’s session in the Michigan House of Representatives. House tradition calls for a different representative, or a clergy member from their…

Local pastor provides invocation for Michigan House of Representatives

State Rep. Ben Frederick, right, welcomed the Rev. Mike Prince, center, to the state Capitol to give today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. House tradition calls for a different representative, or a clergy member from their district, to begin each day’s session with a prayer. Rev. Prince recently retired as lead pastor of…

Rep. Hughes sponsors Go Red Day resolution

State Rep. Holly Hughes of Montague was the main sponsor of a resolution to bring awareness to women’s health issues related to heart disease and stroke on Thursday. The Go Red For Women measure was unanimously approved by the state House of Representatives, encouraging everyone to wear red on Friday, Feb. 3. Hughes (center) was…