Sheppard, special guests attend Gov. Snyder’s State of the State address

State Rep. Jason Sheppard, R-Temperance, was joined by his wife, Melissa (not pictured), and special guests Adam McLaughlin of LPL Financial (right) and Tracy Oberlieter (left), Monroe Bank & Trust senior vice president and Monroe Ducks Unlimited chairman, for the 2015 State of the State address at the Capitol. ###

Pummell, Johnson attend governor’s State of the State speech

State Rep. Joel Johnson, R-Clare, welcomed Doug Pummell, Clare/Gladwin RESD tech center director, to Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address in the House chamber Tuesday evening.  Johnson said the priorities the governor laid out in his speech are important for making Michigan better. “Focusing on Michigan’s workforce and talent development is very important…

Rep. Lauwers, Mayor Cronin listen to governor’s speech

State Rep. Dan Lauwers, R-Brockway Township, welcomed Jim Cronin, Yale mayor for the last decade, to Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address in the House chamber this evening.  Lauwers said the priorities the governor laid out in his speech are important for improving Michigan.

Pastor Troyer opens State of the State session with Rep. Cole

State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, welcomed Senior Pastor Jerry Troyer and his wife Mary Jo of the Eastport Baptist Church to Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address in the House chamber on Tuesday evening. Troyer delivered the opening invocation to begin the Legislature’s joint session for the governor’s speech.

Rep. Leutheuser takes oath of office, receives committee assignments

The 98th Legislature convened for the first time on Wednesday, Jan. 14, with all 110 Representatives, including the new state lawmaker from the 58th House District, Eric Leutheuser, taking the oath of office. Leutheuser was joined by members of his family. “I’m extremely honored to have the opportunity to serve the people of Branch and Hillsdale counties,” said…

Pagel renews oath of office at Capitol ceremony

Lawmaker returns to Lansing representing 78th District Lansing, Mich. — State Rep. Dave Pagel renewed his oath of office this week, pledging another two years of service in the Michigan House. From left: Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, Rep. Pagel’s wife Sue and Rep. Pagel. State Rep. Dave Pagel, R-Berrien, this week was sworn into the…