Rep. Sheppard pays tribute to Head Start on 50th anniversary

Lawmaker recognizes most successful, long-term federal program in history LANSING, Mich. — State Rep. Jason Sheppard today gave tribute to the Michigan Head Start Association (MHSA) in honor of the overwhelmingly successful federal program’s 50th anniversary. “Not only does Head Start provide academic help, but it also provides living-wage jobs in our most needy communities,”…

Rep. Lana Theis leads House in honoring a local hero

Special tribute awarded to Corporal Danny Sullivan State Rep. Lana Theis, R-Brighton, honored a local hero today by formally recognizing him on the House floor. Purple Heart veteran, Cpl. Danny Sullivan, was formally presented with a special award highlighting his dedicated military service to our state and country. Cpl. Sullivan received an official State of…

Rep. Cox commemorates local teacher for award

LANSING, Mich. – State Rep. Laura Cox, R-Livonia (right) is joined by Cass Elementary physical education instructor Caryl Dazer (left). Cass Elementary was awarded the 2015 School Wellness Award following recognition for a creating an excellent, sustainable and healthy environment that promotes learning for all students. Cass Elementary has been acknowledged for fostering healthy eating…

Rep. Roberts’ hunting bill signed by governor

Legislative package redefines firearms   Gov. Rick Snyder has signed into law legislation authored by state Rep. Brett Roberts that clarifies appropriate hunting practices. House Bill 4154 is Rep. Roberts’ first to be approved by both houses of the Legislature and signed into law by the governor. The bill, now Public Act 24 of 2015,…

Rep. Sheppard’s first bill approved by Gov. Snyder

Package deregulates air guns, redefines ‘firearm’ Gov. Rick Snyder today signed into law a legislative package narrowing Michigan’s definition and regulation of firearms to exclude airsoft, BB, pellet and other pneumatic guns. Included in the package is state Rep. Jason Sheppard’s House Bill 4152, the freshman legislator’s first to receive gubernatorial approval since beginning his…

Rep. Pagel welcomes 2015 Blossomtime Queens, Kings

Blossomtime Festival Inc. joined us today for their annual visit to Lansing. Congratulations to this year’s Queens and Kings! Sens. John Proos, Tonya Schuitmaker, Reps. Aric Nesbitt, Aaron Miller and I are very proud of you. Posted by Dave Pagel on Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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…