Rep. Leutheuser, colleagues introduce Action Plan

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser, R-Hillsdale, joined Speaker Kevin Cotter and other House Republicans on Feb. 5 to announce the 2015-16 House Republican Action Plan. More information on the Action Plan can be found here: http://gophouse.org/focusonmich/.

Rep. Roberts welcomes Jackson College officials to testify before House committee

Rep. Brett Roberts, R-Eaton Township, along with Jackson College’s Jeremy Frew, Dean of Occupational Education, and Provost Rebekah Woods testified on Feb. 12 before the House Commerce and Trade Committee. Roberts, Frew and Dr. Woods gave a presentation on Jackson College’s dual enrollment program—Jackson Area College and Career Connection Early/Middle College, also known as JAC3—which…

Sheppard brings Monroe art to Lansing

Lawmaker impressed with local art on display in office State Rep. Jason Sheppard has Monroe-area art on display in his Lansing office, and the pieces—all created by artists from the local community—feature renditions of various locales around Michigan, as well as some abstract impressions of the state. “I’m ecstatic that I can share a part of…

Rep. Lucido welcomes Romeo High School students to Lansing

State Rep. Peter J. Lucido provided Romeo High School students in the Advanced Placement Government courses with an inside look at state government on Wednesday. The students, along with their teachers Kelly Phalen, Lori Farrington and Jenn Cubitt, visited Lansing for a tour of the state Capitol with Lucido, who also gave them a brief…

Glenn, Murphy meet in Lansing, discuss prevailing wage law

State Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, left, met Wednesday in Lansing with Dan Murphy, president of MAG Insulation of Auburn, chairman of the board of the Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan. Murphy and other contractors visited the state Capitol as part of ABC-Michigan’s State Legislative Day. The organization’s highest priority is the repeal of a…

Crawford invites local pastor to deliver House invocation

Mark Kaminski, a pastor at Oakpointe Church in Novi, delivers the invocation to the state House of Representatives before today’s legislative session at the Michigan Capitol. Pastor Kaminski, a Novi High and MSU graduate, was the special guest of state Rep. Kathy Crawford, R-Novi, right.

House lawmakers chart course for Michigan’s future

GOP caucus announces 2015-16 policy goals House Republicans this week released their Action Plan for the 2015-16 session at Capitol news conference, detailing a series of legislative initiatives and key priorities focused on helping to improve all aspects of living in Michigan. State Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, participated in the announcement and said not only…

Rep. García testifies before House Commerce Committee

Rep. Daniela García testified on Feb. 3 before the House Commerce Committee on House Bill 4119, which she authored to reform Michigan’s wage garnishment law. The legislation seeks to reduce the administrative burden on employers that are mandated to garnish employee wages as part of debt collection. García, R-Holland, was joined in testimony by local attorney…

Rep. Lucido presents tributes to Shelby Township police officers, firefighter

State Rep. Peter J. Lucido (third from left), a Republican from Shelby Township, presents State of Michigan tributes to three Shelby Township police officers and a Shelby Township firefighter for their life-saving actions during the Crystal Lake Apartments fire on Jan. 6, 2015. Receiving tributes were, left to right from center: Shelby Township Fire Department…

Glenn invited to mentor youth on public service at SVSU leadership institute

Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, was invited to meet Jan. 30 at Saginaw Valley State University with area youth chosen by their high school principals to participate in the Great Lakes Regional Youth Leadership Institute, an academic year-long community outreach program facilitated by SVSU’s Office of Diversity Programs. Glenn was asked to mentor students on the personal characteristics, work ethic, and…