Three Macomb County judges join Rep. Lucido for testimony in House Judiciary Committee

This week the House Judiciary Committee heard testimony from its Vice Chair, Rep. Peter J. Lucido(far left), R-Shelby Township along with Judge Carl Marlinga, Judge Peter Maceroni (ret.) and Judge Joseph Toia (far right) who spoke from various perspectives about HB 4436, which would restore the ability of circuit court judges to grant restricted drivers…

Rep. Maturen welcomes Ryan Elementary students to Lansing

PHOTO: State Rep. Dave Maturen, R-Vicksburg, welcomed local students from Richland’s Ryan Elementary to Lansing. The students were formally introduced by Rep. Maturen on the House of Representatives floor following a tour of the Capitol. ###

Appropriations committee approves McCready’s responsible pet breeding bill

Rep. Mike McCready introduced House Bill 4898, a bill to provide funding to address and properly regulate large-scale house pet breeding facilities in Michigan. Rep. Mike McCready said he introduced the legislation after he learned that Michigan was the only state in the Midwest that didn’t have strong laws supporting responsible breeding practices.

Rep. LaFontaine honored by manufacturers association

Rep. Andrea LaFontaine, R-Columbus Township, was honored as a recipient of the Michigan Manufacturers Association (MMA) Legislator of the Year Award. Manufacturers joined state and local leaders on Sept. 29 to honor Rep. LaFontaine in Lansing during the annual MMA Legislative Reception. The Legislator of the Year Award recognizes legislators for their leadership and dedication…

Rep. Howrylak welcomes local students as Rep. for a Day

Rep. Martin Howrylak, R-Troy, welcomed fifth grader Bryson Miles from Troy Union Elementary and first grader Isabelle Morishita from Clawson Kenwood Elementary to the state capital to take part in the “Rep for a Day” event on Sept. 29. Among the highlights for the students was a swearing-in ceremony on the House floor, a tour…

Rep. Iden welcomes ‘Michigan’s youngest representatives’ to state Capitol

State Rep. Brandt Iden this week welcomed three students from the 61st House District to join him at the Capitol, so that all three could be named “Representatives for a Day.” Samantha Cotter, along with sisters Sophie and Lily Brendlinger, were selected as winners of Rep. Iden’s summer reading contest. The reading contest – which…

Rep. Crawford welcomes ‘Rep. for a Day’ contest winners to the Capitol

Sayre Elementary students take oaths as ‘Junior Representatives’ State Rep. Kathy Crawford today hosted two very special guests in Lansing when Tristan and Avery Kraemer of South Lyon joined the lawmaker as “Representatives for a Day.” The siblings were selected as winners of Rep. Crawford’s summer reading contest. The reading contest—which took place between May…

Rep. Lucido welcomes ‘Rep. for a Day’ contest winner to the Capitol

State Rep. Peter J. Lucido today hosted a very special guest when Lilly Urban of Shelby Township joined the lawmaker as “Representative for a Day.” Lilly was selected as the winner of Rep. Lucido’s summer reading contest. The reading contest—which took place between May and August—invited elementary school students to fill out an entry bookmark…