Rep. McCready and Sept. 11 guests.

McCready honors Bloomfield Township policemen during House 9-11 tribute

Rep. Mike McCready, R-Bloomfield Hills, joined his colleagues at the Michigan House today in honoring and commemorating victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, at an annual ceremony. McCready hosted Chief of Police Geof Gaudard and Lt. Paul Schwab of the Bloomfield Township Police Department, who McCready said risk their lives daily to keep…

Rep. Pagel and guest during Sept. 11 ceremony.

Pagel hosts, honors local first responders at House 9-11 commemoration

State Rep. Dave Pagel, R-Oronoko, with honored guests Fire Chiefs Mike Davidson (left) of Chikaming Township and Bruce Stover (right) of Berrien Springs Oronoko Township during today’s 9-11 remembrance ceremony at the state House. Members and distinguished guests gather annually on this day to honor first responders who passed away during the year, and to…

MSU Ag Expo Lamb Auction

Pagel helps purchase locally raised lamb on behalf of House Agriculture Committee

State Rep. Dave Pagel helped purchase a showcase lamb raised by Niles resident Trent George at this week’s Michigan Livestock Auction at the Ag Expo in East Lansing. Pagel, a local farmer and member of the House Agriculture Committee, helped pitch in part of the necessary funds to purchase the animal, which was designated as…

Rep. Lauwers helps purchase prize lamb on behalf of House Agriculture Committee

State Rep. Dan Lauwers helped purchase a showcase lamb on behalf of the state House Agriculture Committee at this week’s Michigan Livestock Auction at the Ag Expo in East Lansing. Lauwers, a farmer and member of the House Agriculture Committee, helped pitch in part of the necessary funds to purchase the animal, which was designated…

#TBT: House committee dedicated to honoring Michigan’s veterans

In this week’s edition of #ThrowbackThursday, we are taking a closer look at the accomplishments of the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee. During the 2013-14 legislative session, House Republicans were dedicated to helping veterans returning from combat and former active duty service members alike – and the results from this committee speak for themselves….

Governor signs Rendon bill to create Michigan National Guard tuition program

Active-service Michigan National Guard members can receive tuition assistance at in-state educational institutions under legislation signed into law today by Gov. Rick Snyder. State Rep. Bruce Rendon introduced House Bill 5451, now Public Act 259 of 2014, to assist students pursuing vocational or technical training, a certificate, associate degree, bachelor’s degree or master’s degree. “The…

New laws expand students’ class choices

Johnson, McBroom bills expand state curriculum for voc ed Michigan high school students can have career and vocational technology course options more easily count toward graduation with the signing of Public Acts 208 and 209 today by Gov. Rick Snyder. State Reps. Joel Johnson of Clare and Ed McBroom of Vulcan have worked for more…

New laws protect gun owner privacy

Rep. Rendon helps work on bills to prioritize public safety Gov. Rick Snyder this week signed legislation exempting firearms records from the Freedom of Information Act, an effort state Rep. Bruce Rendon helped co-sponsor to protect the privacy of firearms owners. “There have been instances in other states where gun ownership information has been used…

Leonard welcomes local camp group to state Capitol

Rep. Tom Leonard, R-DeWitt Township, welcomes campers from the DeWitt Area Recreation Authority’s Double Digit Day Camp to the House floor today. The kids, ages 5 through 14, visited the state Capitol building and spent time with their state representative during the trip. ###