Rep. Vaupel visits with local residents

State Rep. Hank Vaupel, R-Fowlerville, is joined by Livingston County residents at Uptown Coffee in Howell to discuss current issues. Pictured from left to right: Harold Melton, Rep. Vaupel, Cindy Denby, and Gerry Jenkins.

Rep. McCready tours Lake Superior State University

As part of his work as the Chairman of the Higher Education Sub-Committee within the House Appropriations Committee, Rep. McCready has been touring state universities across Michigan to learn more about the exceptional institutions and the important function they serve to the state. This week, McCready toured Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie. Here he is pictured with…

Rep. Vaupel hosts tour of Livingston County for fellow legislators

Last week, state Rep. Hank Vaupel, R-Fowlerville, hosted a tour of Livingston County for the members of the Michigan House Talent and Place Caucus. Rep. Vaupel led the group of 28, made up of Michigan legislators and representatives of state-wide organizations, through a bus tour of the county. Stops included the Howell Chamber of Commerce,…

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.