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…

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…