Rep. Lauwers invites county sheriff to State of the State address

State Rep. Dan Lauwers talks with St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon on the House floor today prior to Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address.  Lauwers invited Donnellon as his special guest for the address.  Snyder delivered his key goals for the year during the speech.

Rep. Kelly invites Royle to State of the State address

State Rep. Tim Kelly, at left, talks with Tim Royle, executive director of Advanced Diagnostic Imaging in Saginaw Township, on the House floor today prior to Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address.  Kelly invited Royle, of Freeland, as his special guest to be on the House floor for the address.  Snyder delivered his…

Michigan House panel takes testimony on local resident’s idea for new Michigan law

A Michigan House committee today took testimony on legislation proposed by a constituent of Rep. Dan Lauwers to increase voter turnout and save taxpayer dollars by limiting millage increase elections to November or August. Mark Shrapnell of St. Clair came up with the idea for the legislation as part of a contest sponsored by Lauwers…

Rep. Lauwers provides lawmakers with a local gift as part of state House tradition

As part of a long-standing Michigan House tradition, state Rep. Dan Lauwers today provided a gift to fellow lawmakers at the state Capitol to honor passage of his first bill. Lauwers gave each House representative a package of Yale Bologna made by C. Roy’s in Yale. “Although some may think we already have enough bologna…

Michigan House session welcomes local pastor

Rep. Ken Yonker, R-Caledonia, had the opportunity to introduce Pastor Kyle Ray to give the invocation at the start of House session on Tuesday of this week. Ray is the pastor of Kentwood Community Church.   “It is an honor to be able to bring a member of the community to Lansing to contribute to…

Invoc_Victory_1013_2 State Rep. Roger Victory, at right, welcomes Pastor Dave Jolman and Howard Jolman to Lansing this week.

Local pastor leads invocation in Lansing

Rep. Roger Victory had the opportunity to welcome Pastor Dave Jolman to give the invocation at the start of House session on Tuesday of this week. Dave Jolman is the pastor of First Hudsonville Christian Reformed Church located in Hudsonville. “I am very pleased to be able to welcome Pastor Jolman to Lansing,” said Victory, R-Hudsonville….

Honoring Michigan’s heroes

State Rep. Tim Kelly, at left, stands with Lavern Spolarich and Jason Allen at the Saginaw County Fairgrounds in Chesaning, next to what is believed to be the only memorial in Michigan dedicated to state residents who lost their lives in Afghanistan and Iraq after 9/11.  In September, Kelly hosted a veterans town hall to help service…

Rep. Howrylak introduces resolution declaring October Filipino-American Heritage Month

State Rep. Martin Howrylak Wednesday introduced a resolution declaring October Filipino-American Heritage Month in the state of Michigan. The resolution was co-sponsored by 17 other representatives and was approved in the House.  Howrylak introduced the resolution to celebrate contributions Filipino-Americans have made throughout the entire state. “Filipino-Americans have a rich and diverse background in this…