Rep. Lana Theis leads House in honoring a local hero

Special tribute awarded to Corporal Danny Sullivan State Rep. Lana Theis, R-Brighton, honored a local hero today by formally recognizing him on the House floor. Purple Heart veteran, Cpl. Danny Sullivan, was formally presented with a special award highlighting his dedicated military service to our state and country. Cpl. Sullivan received an official State of…

Rep. Cox commemorates local teacher for award

LANSING, Mich. – State Rep. Laura Cox, R-Livonia (right) is joined by Cass Elementary physical education instructor Caryl Dazer (left). Cass Elementary was awarded the 2015 School Wellness Award following recognition for a creating an excellent, sustainable and healthy environment that promotes learning for all students. Cass Elementary has been acknowledged for fostering healthy eating…

Rep. Roberts’ hunting bill signed by governor

Legislative package redefines firearms   Gov. Rick Snyder has signed into law legislation authored by state Rep. Brett Roberts that clarifies appropriate hunting practices. House Bill 4154 is Rep. Roberts’ first to be approved by both houses of the Legislature and signed into law by the governor. The bill, now Public Act 24 of 2015,…

Rep. Sheppard’s first bill approved by Gov. Snyder

Package deregulates air guns, redefines ‘firearm’ Gov. Rick Snyder today signed into law a legislative package narrowing Michigan’s definition and regulation of firearms to exclude airsoft, BB, pellet and other pneumatic guns. Included in the package is state Rep. Jason Sheppard’s House Bill 4152, the freshman legislator’s first to receive gubernatorial approval since beginning his…

Rep. Pagel welcomes 2015 Blossomtime Queens, Kings

Blossomtime Festival Inc. joined us today for their annual visit to Lansing. Congratulations to this year’s Queens and Kings! Sens. John Proos, Tonya Schuitmaker, Reps. Aric Nesbitt, Aaron Miller and I are very proud of you. Posted by Dave Pagel on Tuesday, May 12, 2015

House adopts Howrylak resolution memorializing the Fall of Saigon

State Rep. Martin Howrylak today introduced a resolution recognizing the week of April 26 through May 2 as Black April Memorial Week. “I am humbled for the opportunity to introduce this resolution to recognize the hundreds of thousands who lost their lives in this conflict and struggles of the Vietnamese refugees,” said Howrylak, R-Troy. “More…

Harrison resident, Tom Pirnstill receives Hometown Health Hero Award

From left: Rep. Joel Johnson, R-Clare, Tom Pirnstill, Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley and Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan. On Wednesday, April 15, Tom Pirnstill received a Hometown Health Hero Award from the Michigan Department of Community Health. He received the award for his efforts in the annual Paula Pirnstill Memorial Health Fair which is named for…

Fort Custer potential location for missile defense mission

House Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs passes resolution to urge utilization of Battle Creek facility    Fort Custer Training Center should be the location for a new ground-based interceptor ballistic missile defense mission, according to a measure approved today by a House panel. House Concurrent Resolution 3, introduced by Rep. David Maturen, urges the…

Rep. Chatfield introduces legislation to support Michigan maple syrup production

Bill exempts maple sap transport from seasonal road restrictions   The Michigan maple syrup industry would have an easier road to transport maple sap under new legislation introduced by state Rep. Lee Chatfield, R-Levering. Rep. Chatfield said House Bill 4418 would add maple sap to a list of agricultural commodities that are currently exempt from…