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…

Rep. Leutheuser attends State of the State address with local agriculture leader

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Eric Leutheuser (right), of Hillsdale, welcomed Brian Pridgeon as his guest for Tuesday’s State of the State address in Lansing. Pridgeon, co-owner of a seventh-generation hog farm in Montgomery, was appointed to the Commission of Agriculture and Rural Development by Gov. Rick Snyder in February of 2017. He also currently serves…

Rep. Leutheuser veto override vote provides tax relief for Michigan residents

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser on Wednesday voted to accelerate tax relief for Michigan families purchasing motor vehicles, joining House colleagues to override a gubernatorial veto and enact legislation that had previously passed both chambers. The House vote means additional tax relief for people buying cars, trucks and SUVs with a trade-in. Current law, approved in…

Rep. Leutheuser announces committee change for 2018

Rep. Eric Leutheuser of Hillsdale this week announced his appointment to the Michigan House Tax Policy Committee. Leutheuser will serve on Tax Policy instead of the Regulatory Reform Committee, which he had been part of since taking office in 2015. “Serving on the Regulatory Reform Committee for the past three years has been valuable and…

Branch and Hillsdale counties helped by state House in 2017

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser, of Hillsdale, noted there were several important legislative advancements made in 2017 to benefit the residents of Hillsdale and Branch counties. Leutheuser sponsored one of the bills in a legislative package to enhance and safeguard public services and retirement benefits for police, firefighters and other local government employees, which was signed…

Michigan Legislature gives final approval to Rep. Leutheuser’s bill protecting retiree benefits for police, firefighters

The Michigan Legislature gave final legislative approval on Tuesday for a package of bills safeguarding public services and the retirement benefits for police, firefighters and other local government employees. Accompanying the main bill is companion legislation sponsored by Rep. Eric Leutheuser of Hillsdale. The multi-bill plan promotes increased transparency and accountability at the local level…

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…