Rep. Alexander bill to expand professional development for teachers

State Rep. Julie Alexander has introduced legislation to give teachers credit toward their continuing education and professional development requirements by engaging with area employers and post-secondary training centers. “Professional development is incredibly valuable for our teachers, helping our classroom leaders grow as instructors preparing our students for their next step in life,” said Alexander, a…

Rep. Alexander’s proposal for abandoned cemetery funds passes House floor vote

A bill introduced by state Rep. Julie Alexander that returns money to its rightful owner as a result of abandoned cemetery lot deposits recently was advanced in a vote by the Michigan House with overwhelming bipartisan support. The bill allows county treasurers to transfer money to a local municipality’s general fund if cemetery lots and…

Rep. Alexander hosts local office hours in October

State Rep. Julie Alexander announced her monthly in-district office hours, emphasizing the importance of understanding the concerns of the community. “Hosting local office hours is just one way that I seek feedback from the people I serve,” Rep. Alexander said. “The insight I receive from residents is the most important tool I have when representing…

State officials pleased to see Jackson County supported in Court of Appeals decision

State Sen. Mike Shirkey and state Rep. Julie Alexander both applauded the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision Wednesday affirming the Jackson County Board of Commissioners’ right to begin meetings with a Christian prayer. A Jackson County resident had filed a lawsuit, claiming the prayer violated the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment. “A brief prayer…

Special guests join Rep. Alexander for Sept. 11 Memorial Service

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Julie Alexander, of Hanover, today hosted Napoleon Township Police Chief Duaine Pitman (left)  and Michigan State Police Jackson Post Commander Kevin Rod as her guests for the Michigan House’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The service remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died…

Rep. Alexander hosts local office hours in September

State Rep. Julie Alexander announced her monthly in-district office hours, emphasizing the importance of understanding the concerns of the community. “The insight I receive from residents is the most important tool I have when representing the Jackson area in Lansing,” Rep. Alexander said. “I encourage anyone with questions or ideas about their state government to…

Rep. Alexander discusses Mcity involvement with autonomous vehicles

State Rep. Julie Alexander, this week discussed the importance of Mcity in Ann Arbor after a presentation about the impact of autonomous vehicles on transportation. Huei Peng and Carrie Morton of Mcity discussed research and outlined the vision of how autonomous vehicles will revolutionize transportation during Tuesday’s presentation. Laurel Champion, COO of the American Center…

Rep. Alexander welcomes Hanover-Horton Girl Scouts to state Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Julie Alexander of Hanover welcomed Hanover-Horton’s Girl Scout Brownie Troops 60181 and 60124 to Lansing on Monday. Rep. Alexander personally led the scouts onto the House floor. “I was thrilled to have such a fun and intelligent group in Lansing,” Alexander said. “It’s encouraging to see young people working hard as…

Rep. Alexander hosts special office hours in August

State Rep. Julie Alexander announced her monthly in-district office hours, emphasizing the importance of representing the concerns of the community. In addition to her regular office hours, Alexander will also sponsor special office hours at the Jackson County Fairgrounds, 200 W. Ganson St. in Jackson on Tuesday, Aug. 8 from 4 to 5 p.m. “The…

Rep. Alexander commends House on achievements in first six months

Legislator eager to continue improving life for Michiganders   State Rep. Julie Alexander today said the House of Representatives has made significant progress on legislative goals established in the Action Plan, which was introduced in February. Alexander, of Hanover, said the Legislature has made great strides in areas important to people in Jackson County. That…

Rep. Alexander applauds bill allowing charitable fundraising on public roads

State Rep. Julie Alexander applauded the Michigan House of Representatives legislative approval today to allow charitable and civic organizations to solicit funds on and near Michigan roadways. “Local municipalities will have the ability to regulate fundraising activities within their communities,” said Rep. Alexander of Hanover.  “The new safety regulations will also keep community members safe…

Rep. Alexander announces July office hours

State Rep. Julie Alexander will sponsor office hours during the month of July at the Jackson County Tower Building, 120 W. Michigan Ave. in Jackson. Office hours take place at the following dates and times: Friday, July 7 from 10 to 11 a.m.; Monday, July 10 from 5 to 6 p.m.; Monday, July 17 from…