Rep. Leutheuser welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Eric Leutheuser of Hillsdale welcomed Pastor Dave Pierce (center) of First Baptist Church in Coldwater to the state Capitol to lead Thursday’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. House tradition allows a representative to invite a clergy member to begin each day’s session with prayer. Speaker Lee Chatfield (left) joined…

Rep. Leutheuser, Sen. Shirkey to be ‘baristas for a day’

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser of Hillsdale and Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey of Clarklake will serve as guest baristas at Biggby Coffee, 210 W. Carleton Road in Hillsdale on Monday, April 29. From 9 to 11 a.m., the legislators will volunteer as part of Biggby’s first annual B Kind Day, which promotes kind acts across…

Rep. Leutheuser to host local office hours

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser of Hillsdale will host district office hours on Friday, March 28 to meet with local residents of the 58th District. “I am excited for a chance to talk with you in person,” Rep. Leutheuser said. “While you can always reach out to my office, I look forward to directly discussing state…

Rep. Leutheuser bill lowers registration fees for older vehicles

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser today introduced legislation to give Michigan drivers financial relief by creating a flat rate registration fee for cars that are 15 years old or more. “Lowering the registration fee for these older vehicles that are still roadworthy will give financial relief to Michigan drivers who need it most,” said Leutheuser, of…

Rep. Leutheuser to host local office hours

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser of Hillsdale will host district office hours on Friday, March 22 to meet with local residents of the 58th District. “I can always be reached through my office by email or phone, but in-person conversations are also informative and helpful,” Rep. Leutheuser said. “Anyone interested in discussing matters of state government…

Rep. Leutheuser, Sen. Shirkey commend rural focus of infrastructure grant

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser today applauded an announcement of $200,000 to be invested in critical infrastructure and utility improvements in Coldwater and Hillsdale. The upgrades are possible thanks to Rural Development Fund Grants from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD). “I am excited to see this important investment in our communities,” Rep….

Rep. Leutheuser responds to governor’s proposed gas tax increase

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser, of Hillsdale, issued the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced her state budget proposal: “The governor’s budget proposal is just that – a proposal.  While giving the clearest indication to date of what the governor would like a final budget to look like, it mainly serves as the beginning point…

Rep. Leutheuser: Priorities and Principles

When you go on a trip, it’s good to know where you’re headed.  And when you serve in public office, it’s good to keep your principles and priorities in mind.  Last week, my caucus released our 2019-2020 Action Plan.  It’s a roadmap we plan to guide us over the next term. Each election cycle brings…

Rep. Leutheuser introduces bills to simplify requirements on small businesses in Michigan

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser and Rep. Diana Farrington today introduced two bills that would help new small businesses establish a strong foothold while they build and grow in Michigan. The plan improves the legal environment for job providers applying for personal property tax exemptions for which they qualify under Michigan law. Leutheuser’s legislation was created…