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…

Rep. Howrylak resolution declares April Student Athlete Cardiac Awareness Month in Michigan

Lawmaker honors family, foundation  State Rep. Martin Howrylak, R-Troy, was joined by honored guests Randy Gillary, Sue Gillary and Emily Kucinich of the Kimberly Anne Gillary Foundation as members of the Legislature and guests today recognized April 2015 as State Athlete Cardiac Awareness Month in Michigan. Since December 1999, 63 students have lost their lives…

Rep. Canfield presents Juniata Township clerk, Thomas Hile with special tribute

State Rep. Edward Canfield, R-Sebewaing, (right) presents Thomas Hile of Tuscola County with a State of Michigan Tribute thanking him for his 35 years of service as the Juniata Township clerk. The special tribute—signed by Rep. Canfield, Sen. Mike Green, Gov. Rick Snyder and Lt. Gov. Brian Calley—was presented to Hile at the Juniata Township meeting…

Snyder signs into law Rep. García’s wage garnishment reform

House Bill 4119 is freshman lawmaker’s first to receive gubernatorial approval After just a few months in Lansing, Holland’s Rep. Daniela García has worked on many important initiatives for the people of the 90th District, including House Bill 4119, which today was signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder. Now Public Act 14 of 2015, the…

Rep. Maturen attends Marshall Senior Fair

Rep. David Maturen, R-Vicksburg (left) and Rep. John Bizon, R-Battle Creek (right) visited with area residents at the Marshall Senior Fair on April 9. The representatives handed out publications to help seniors and veterans. If you would like a digital copy of these publications, please click here.  

Rep. García concludes March is Reading Month after visiting nine local schools

Lawmaker read to nearly 1000 students March is Reading Month has come to a close and Rep. Daniela García visited 9 schools throughout the 90th District where she read to approximately 1000 students. “I enjoyed speaking with and reading to students in my district,” said García. “We had a great discussion about the importance of reading at…