Rep Leutheuser votes for balanced budget with more education, road funding

Legislator applauds emphasis on early learning, skilled trades   State Rep. Eric Leutheuser today voted to approve a state budget that prioritizes K-12 education and roads. Leutheuser, of Hillsdale, said the budget is fiscally responsible and reduces government spending while paying down debt. He said the plan addresses key priorities for hard-working taxpayers and families….

Rep. Leutheuser supports plan to protect newborns

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser supports a package of bills that would help protect precious newborns surrendered to a “baby box” by their birth parents. Under the House-passed bill, a hospital, fire station, or police station would have the option to install a newborn safety box as a safe alternative for a parent considering abandonment of…

Rep. Leutheuser welcomes Jonesville Comets to state Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Eric Leutheuser of Hillsdale welcomed the Jonesville boys’ state champion bowling team and Coach Matt Molinaro to the Capitol. Rep. Leutheuser presented the team with a tribute congratulating them on their 2018 MHSAA Division 3 state championship.  

Rep. Leutheuser welcomes veterans to state Capitol, celebrates new Hall of Honor

Rep. Eric Leutheuser of Hillsdale this week presented a tribute celebrating the establishment of the Michigan Military and Veterans Hall of Honor. The model for this new statewide organization comes from the Hillsdale County Veterans Hall of Fame, first established in 2000 by Roger Yoder, a veteran of the U.S. Navy and Hillsdale resident. The…

Rep. Leutheuser welcomes Bronson athletes to state Capitol

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser welcomed the Bronson High School bowling team to the Capitol on Thursday. He was thrilled to meet with the students and escort them to the House chamber where they were recognized as the Division 4 bowling champions. “It was a privilege to have these young athletes join me at the Capitol,”…

Rep. Leutheuser bill helps create separation between pyramid schemes and direct selling

Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Eric Leutheuser clarifying state law on pyramid schemes was approved today in a House Commerce and Trade Committee vote. The plan is part of a four-bill legislative package amending and improving current state consumer protection and franchise investment laws. Pyramid schemes typically lack a product or service readily for sale…

Rep. Leutheuser’s plan helping charities advances in Michigan House

Many Michigan schools, churches and charities would be able to keep more of their own fundraising revenue through Rep. Eric Leutheuser’s proposal advancing in the state House. Leutheuser’s plan would exempt a qualifying non-profit’s first $10,000 in fundraising sales from Michigan’s sales tax. The measure would apply to tax-exempt organizations raising less than $25,000 a…

Rep. Leutheuser hosts in-district coffee hours

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser will host coffee hours in Jonesville and Coldwater on Monday, Feb. 26 at the following locations and times: McDonald’s Restaurant, 115 W. Chicago St. in Jonesville from 9 to 10 a.m. Burnside Senior Center, 65 Grahl Drive in Coldwater from 11 a.m. to noon. “I can always be reached through my…

Rep. Leutheuser votes to approve additional road funding statewide

Plan will speed repairs for roads in Branch and Hillsdale Counties State Rep. Eric Leutheuser today joined his colleagues in the Michigan House to advance legislation that will improve roadways in Branch and Hillsdale Counties as early as this summer. The $175 million proposal provides additional money for both road preservation and new construction projects….

Leutheuser applauds Hillsdale court officials for legislative success

New law solves staffing problem at youth drug treatment facility Legislation introduced by state Rep. Eric Leutheuser after hearing about an issue making it difficult to staff a drug treatment facility for local youth was recently signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder. Leutheuser said Hillsdale County Probate Judge Michelle Bianchi and Juvenile Court Administrator…

Rep. Leutheuser and Sen. Shirkey welcome Bronson volleyball team to state Capitol

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser and State Sen. Mike Shirkey welcomed the Bronson High School Volleyball team to the Capitol Thursday. The legislators were thrilled to meet with the students and escort them to the House floor where the volleyball team was recognized for achieving its third consecutive Class C title win. “It was a privilege…

Rep. Leutheuser votes for tax relief for Michigan families, seniors

Measure now goes to the Senate for consideration State Rep. Eric Leutheuser today voted to reduce the tax burden on Michigan senior citizens and families. Earlier in the week he cast his first vote for the legislation as a member of the House Tax Policy Committee as the panel considered the legislation. The bills preserve and…