MacGregor, VerHeulen welcome Rockford boys’ water polo team to Capitol

Lawmakers commend team on back-to-back championship seasons State Reps. Peter MacGregor (at right) and Rob VerHeulen welcome Coach Dave McWatters and the Rockford boys’ water polo team to the Michigan House Wednesday. MacGregor and VerHeulen honored the team with a special tribute to commemorate its second consecutive state championship. State Reps. Peter MacGregor and Rob…

Bumstead presents tribute to life-saving educational assistant

SHELBY, Mich. — State Rep. Jon Bumstead, R-Newaygo, recently presented Odey Ramirez with an official tribute for her life-saving actions last month. Upon entering a classroom on March 5, Ramirez quickly and effectively performed the Heimlich maneuver on a choking child, saving the child’s life. Bumstead applauded her dedication to Shelby Public Schools and the…

Bumstead congratulates Eagle Scouts at Boy Scouts of America gala

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — State Rep. Jon Bumstead, R-Newaygo, was one of many Michigan legislators who joined regional business leaders and scouting families of Boy Scouts of America last week to honor the young men who were awarded Eagle Scout rank in 2013. Rep. Bumstead extends special congratulations to the 100th District’s very own Daniel…

Leonard bill signed into law, removes offending words from law books

Rep. Tom Leonard, left, and his legislative aide, Dan Simon, join Lt. Gov. Brian Calley as he signs Public Act 67 of 2014 into law. The bill, which was introduced by Leonard, was part of a legislative package removing the words “retarded” and “retardation” from Michigan statute, a move Leonard says will promote respect for…

Howrylak visits local schools to celebrate March is Reading Month

State Representative Martin Howrylak celebrated March is Reading Month by visiting local elementary school classrooms. “I want to thank the schools and teachers for welcoming me,” said Howrylak, R-Troy. “Reading is such an important building block for children. I was happy to be able to come to the classrooms and share a favorite story with…

Rep. Lauwers sponsors resolution honoring 10th annual Ag Day

State Rep. Dan Lauwers, at left, today participated in the 10th annual Ag Day at the state Capitol in Lansing.  Lauwers sponsored a resolution honoring the traditional event.  Joining Lauwers with the resolution are, from left, Dave Armstrong of Greenstone Farm Credit Services and Yale resident Jay Ferguson of the Michigan Soybean Association. Lauwers, member…

Reps. Schmidt and Daley celebrate Michigan Ag Day with special guest National Cherry Queen

Chair of the House Agriculture Committee Rep. Kevin Daley, R-Lum, National Cherry Queen Sonya Sayler and Rep. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City, celebrate the 10th annual Ag Day at the state Capitol today in celebration of National Agriculture Week, March 23-29. Agriculture is Michigan’s second-largest industry, accounting for more than $91 billion of the state’s economy…

Rep. Johnson brings House Speakers together

State Rep. Joel Johnson, R-Clare, center, had the honor of introducing Josiah Bear, a sophomore at Clare High School, to Michigan House Speaker Jase Bolger this week during the MSU 4-H Capitol Experience program. Bear was elected by his peers as Speaker of the House for this year’s 4-H conference in Lansing, an annual program…

Leonard invites local pastor to deliver House invocation

Rep. Tom Leonard, right, stands with Richard Jolliff, pastor of Amazing Grace Church in Wheeler, and House Speaker Jase Bolger at the rostrum on the floor of the state House of Representatives. Leonard invited Jolliff to the Michigan Capitol to deliver the invocation before today’s legislative session. ###