Rep. García’s SmartZone development bill signed into law

Gov. Snyder signs legislation fostering economic opportunity, job growth Gov. Rick Snyder today approved legislation sponsored by state Rep. Daniela García giving interested communities the opportunity to pursue the formation of local satellite SmartZones. “The people of Holland and Ottawa County have been working for months with Grand Rapids officials to expand a successful economic…

Rep. Maturen joins federal lawmakers for Fort Custer tour

PHOTO CUTLINE: State Rep. Dave Maturen is joined by U.S. Rep. Fred Upton and U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow for a presentation on Fort Custer, located in Kalamazoo and Calhoun Counties. Fort Custer is one of four sites that the Pentagon is considering for a $3 billion project that will become the home for a new…

Rep. Tedder tours Mackinac Bridge

State Rep. Jim Tedder of Clarkston recently toured the Mackinac Bridge with fellow legislators. “This once in a lifetime opportunity allowed me to experience the beauty of our state in a unique way and truly appreciate its significance to the Great Lakes region,” said Tedder. 

Rep. Cox joins Gov. Snyder and House colleagues for budget signing

PHOTO CUTLINE: State Rep. Laura Cox (fifth from left), R-Livonia, joins fellow House Appropriations Committee members, other House colleagues, and Gov. Rick Snyder in a ceremony to commemorate the signing of the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 state budget. This marks the fifth consecutive year that a balanced budget has been delivered months before the deadline. ###

Rep. Maturen joins lawmakers at Oswalt family beef and lamb farm

PHOTO: State Rep. Dave Maturen, R-Vicksburg, joins House Agriculture Committee chair state Rep. Dan Lauwers, R-Brockway Township, at the Oswalt family beef and lamb farm in Vicksburg. Pictured from left to right: Steve Oswalt, Rep. Lauwers, Sheryl Oswalt, Scott Oswalt, Rep. Maturen and Taylor Oswalt.

Summit attendees join to end campus assault

State Rep. Laura Cox was joined by fellow lawmaker state Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, daughter Sinèad Cox and other Michigan university students at the ‘Let’s End Campus Assault’ summit today to promote awareness of sexual assault on Michigan’s college campuses. “Just as their sign states, these students want to make a difference at their universities,” said…

Northern Michigan’s ‘Mighty Mac’ scaled by Rep. Maturen

Legislators from around the state and across the aisle set politics aside to climb atop the Mackinac Bridge this past weekend. State Rep. Dave Maturen, R-Vicksburg, accompanied the bipartisan troupe on its expedition. “It’s fascinating to see so much of Michigan’s two peninsulas, Great Lakes and Mackinac Island from so high above the horizon,” Rep….