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,…

Rep. Leutheuser pleased to see continued local investment

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser of Hillsdale today announced the Michigan Strategic Fund has approved a grant to support the expansion of the Hi-Lex Controls Inc. plant in the city of Litchfield. Hi-Lex Controls produces window closer systems for the automotive industry. After considering a competing site in Mexico, the company decided to expand its operations…

Rep. Leutheuser welcomes State Champion Basketball Team

  PHOTO INFORMATION State Rep. Eric Leutheuser of Hillsdale welcomed the Pittsford Girls Varsity Basketball team and Coach Chris Hodos to the Capitol. Rep. Leutheuser presented the team with a legislative tribute congratulating them on their second year as Class D State Champions.

Rep. Leutheuser supports educational choice in high school

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser, of Hillsdale, today voted in support of merit curriculum legislation that will give high school students more flexibility in their education choices and help better connect with 21st century jobs. “As we consider how to best prepare our young people for life after graduation, we need to provide more flexibility for…

House passes Rep. Leutheuser bill honoring local Medal of Honor recipient

The Michigan House this week unanimously approved legislation by state Rep. Eric Leutheuser of Hillsdale to honor a decorated veteran from Hillsdale. The bill will rename a portion of U.S.-12 in the city of Jonesville as the “James Bondsteel Memorial Highway.” Bondsteel grew up in Hillsdale County and received the Medal of Honor for his…

State champion Bronson girls’ volleyball team honored at Capitol

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser of Hillsdale hosted 19 state champions today, honoring the Bronson High School volleyball team and coach Jean LaClair with a signed tribute and a guided tour at the state Capitol. Bronson captured the 2016 Class C state championship in November, winning six of seven games in the state semifinals and finals…

Rep. Leutheuser announces February coffee hours

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser, of Hillsdale, has scheduled February coffee hour sessions with residents in the Hillsdale and Coldwater area. The coffee hours will be: Saturday, Feb. 4, 8-9 a.m. at Biggby Coffee, located at 210 W. Carleton Road, in the Hillsdale Market House plaza. Saturday, Feb. 18, 8-9 a.m.  at Biggby Coffee, located 857…

MEDC grant to help company bring 38 jobs to Litchfield

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) announced a Hillsdale County-based project has been awarded a $228,000 Michigan Business Development Fund grant, according to Rep. Eric Leutheuser. Grand Rapids-based Speedrack Products Group Ltd. seeks to add to its manufacturing capacity and is expected to purchase a facility in Litchfield as part of a $5 million investment….

Rep. Leutheuser named to lead Commerce and Trade committee

Rep. Eric Leutheuser, of Hillsdale, was named chair of the House Commerce and Trade Committee for the 2017-18 session today. Leutheuser was also appointed as a member of the Workforce and Talent Development; Regulatory Reform and Financial Liability Reform committees. “I’m honored by the trust placed in me by Speaker Tom Leonard,” Leutheuser said. “I…

Rep. Leutheuser welcomes Hillsdale CPA as State of the State guest

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Eric Leutheuser, R-Hillsdale, welcomed Hal March, a certified public accountant and Hillsdale resident, as his guest to tonight’s State of the State address at the Capitol. The speech was Rep. Leutheuser’s third as state representative of Hillsdale and Branch counties.