Lawmakers visit local business park

  PHOTO CUTLINE: Michigan lawmakers met with community and business leaders from the west side of the state this week at the Midlink Business Park. Pictured from left to right: state Rep. Aric Nesbitt, R-Lawton; Midlink Vice President of Property Management Rob Britigan; Comstock Township Treasurer Bret Padgett; state Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Oshtemo; state Rep….

Governor signs Lauwers’ bill to extend MAEAP program

State Rep. Dan Lauwers of Brockway Township with Governor Rick Snyder, today signed  a measure broadening the funding underpinning Michigan’s marquee environmental protection program. The legislation provides for expanding the funding base for the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) by taxing all fertilizers and extending the sunset of those fees to 2021. 

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.