Rep. Leutheuser will continue fight to lower auto insurance rates

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser said he would continue the fight to bring lower auto insurance rates for all Michigan drivers. Leutheuser voted in favor of House Bill 5013, which would guarantee lower rates for all drivers in Michigan – the state with the highest car insurance rates in the nation. The bill would have offered…

Rep. Leutheuser votes to eliminate driver responsibility fees

Legislation also forgives all outstanding debt   State Rep. Eric Leutheuser today voted for bipartisan legislation that ends driver responsibility fees and forgives outstanding debt. Leutheuser, of Hillsdale, said he voted for the eight-bill package because the 2003 law establishing the fees was flawed, doing nothing to improve driving skills and sending families throughout the…

Hillsdale court officials join Leutheuser for House committee hearing

Bill solves staffing problem at youth drug treatment facility Legislation introduced by state Rep. Eric Leutheuser would solve an issue making it difficult for the Hillsdale County Juvenile Drug Court to find qualified employees for its residential care facility. Because the residential treatment facility is operated by the court, even part-time direct care workers must…

Rep. Leutheuser joins fellow legislators for tours showcasing Michigan trade

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser, chair of the House Committee on Commerce and Trade, this week toured a pair of facilities in an effort to highlight the state’s vital methods of moving product to final market. The group visited Nicholson Terminal and Dock Company in Detroit on Monday. The shipyard was established in 1928 and handles…

Rep. Leutheuser supports resolution extending public safety protection

Measure enables sheriff to patrol city, village streets   State Rep. Eric Leutheuser today applauded a resolution that extends funding for the Branch County Sheriff’s Department to continue patrols of city and village streets in the county. Leutheuser, of Hillsdale, said budget challenges have forced some municipalities to cut local police department ranks, and county…

Rep. Leutheuser welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

PHOTO: State Rep. Eric Leutheuser welcomed Hillsdale United Brethren Church Pastor Lester Smith to the state Capitol to give today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. House tradition calls for a representative or a clergy member to begin each day’s session with a prayer. Speaker Tom Leonard joined them at the rostrum. Lester’s wife,…

Local first responders join Rep. Leutheuser for Sept. 11 ceremony

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Eric Leutheuser, of Hillsdale, today invited local first responder Bronson Deputy Fire Chief Ken Stutzman and retired Bronson Fire Chief Brent Wilber as his guests at the Michigan House of Representatives’ annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan…

Rep. Leutheuser hosts in-district coffee hours

  State Rep. Eric Leutheuser will host coffee hours in Hillsdale and Quincy on Monday, Aug. 28 at the following locations and times: Rough Draft Coffee House, 42 Union St. in Hillsdale from 9 to 10 a.m. McDonald’s Restaurant, 122 Chicago Road in Quincy from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. “The residents of Hillsdale and Branch…

Rep. Leutheuser notes progress made over the past six months

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser, of Hillsdale, is pleased to see the legislative progress so far in 2017, noting that Hillsdale and Branch counties will benefit from key legislation. “We’ve improved the state’s investment in education and infrastructure with the 2017-2018 budget, while also committing ourselves to better career and jobs training programs,” said Leutheuser, who…

Rep. Leutheuser votes for budget prioritizing roads and education

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser today joined his House colleagues in approving a state budget that increases funding for K-12 education, skilled-trades training and fixing the state’s roads and bridges. Leutheuser, of Hillsdale, said the budget – once again approved months ahead of the constitutional deadline – prioritizes education and transportation. “We have allocated a record…

Rep. Leutheuser votes for natural resources projects

Angel Cove Park is one of the developments State Rep. Eric Leutheuser today applauded House passage of funds to pay for park improvements and land acquisition across the state, including the expansion of Angel Cove Park along the Coldwater River. Leutheuser, of Hillsdale, said the $114,000 combination of state and Natural Resources Trust Fund money…

Rep. Leutheuser’s bill honoring military hero James Bondsteel signed into law

Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday signed into law state Rep. Eric Leutheusuer’s legislation to allow a portion of highway US-12 within Jonesville in Hillsdale County to be named James Bondsteel Memorial Highway. “James Bondsteel was from Hillsdale County and received the Medal of Honor for his courageous service in the Vietnam War,” said Rep. Leutheuser,…