Rep. Lightner invites residents to road funding town hall

State Rep. Sarah Lightner will host a town hall meeting with special guest Transportation Committee Chairman Rep. Jack O’Malley of Lake Ann on Wednesday, June 12 to discuss road funding in Michigan. “When we talk about road funding, it is clear we need innovative ideas,” Rep. Lightner said. “I am committed to ensuring the people…

Rep. Lightner meets with local seniors at Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Sarah Lightner spoke with a group of local seniors on Wednesday as part of Older Michiganians Day in Lansing. The annual event is an opportunity for seniors and aging service providers to meet with legislators and discuss issues facing the senior services network.

Rep. Lightner announces monthly Outstanding Educator Award

Today, state Rep. Sarah Lightner announced she will recognize local educators as part of her monthly Outstanding Educator Award. Residents of the 65th House District can nominate educators who make a difference in their lives, and each month, one will be presented with a state tribute in appreciation of their service to the community. “Our…

Rep. Lightner recognized as Agricultural Education Supporter

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Sarah Lightner was recognized as an Agricultural Education Supporter by the Springport FFA at an awards ceremony last week. The representative was presented the award by her FFA Alumni group for her longstanding support of agriculture and quality education. Rep. Lightner also presented a state tribute during the event to longtime…

Reps. Alexander, Lightner vote to lower car insurance rates for Michigan drivers

The Michigan House today approved a landmark plan to fix our state’s broken car insurance system and reduce rates for all Michigan drivers, state Reps. Julie Alexander and Sarah Lightner announced. Both Jackson-area representatives voted in favor of a reform plan that will offer drivers personal injury coverage options, rein in medical costs and fight…

COLUMN: Juvenile justice reforms will result in brighter futures for troubled teens

A bipartisan plan approved by the Michigan House last week has the potential to dramatically improve the way young people are treated in our state’s legal system. Right now, any 17-year-old who breaks the law in Michigan is required to be processed through the adult legal system, regardless of the severity of the crime. That…

Rep. Lightner to host local coffee hours

State Rep. Sarah Lightner has announced her next round of local coffee hours to meet with local residents of the 65th District. “As your representative in Lansing, being open and accessible to you is one of my top priorities,” Lightner said. “Your input helps me be a more effective legislator, and I look forward to…

Rep. Lightner resolution honors public safety telecommunicators

The Michigan House today overwhelmingly approved a resolution proposed by state Rep. Sarah Lightner to recognize April 14-20, 2019 as Public Safety Telecommunicators Week in Michigan. House Resolution 67 recognizes the important role telecommunicators have in the safety and well-being of a community. They are often the first point of contact in an emergency, and…

Rep. Lightner provides inside look to two local students

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Sarah Lightner welcomed Lauren Hauler and Granville Hayworth from Springport High School to Lansing this week as part of a job shadow program. The representative gave the students an inside look at the life of a state legislator and how their state government works.

Rep. Lightner reads to local students

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Sarah Lightner read to a group of students at Springport Elementary School on Friday as part of her March is Reading Month tour. The representative also answered questions on state government and emphasized the importance of reading throughout the year.

Rep. Lightner schedules local office hours

State Rep. Sarah Lightner announced today her next round of district office hours to meet with local residents of the 65th District. “Accessibility is important to me as your voice in Lansing,” Rep. Lightner said. “I believe in leading by listening, and these are great opportunities to hear directly from you. I hope you will…

Rep. Lightner: People deserve complete transparency from state government

Plan extends open record requirements to governor, Legislature State Rep. Sarah Lightner today voted to approve a bipartisan plan to make state government more accountable to the people of Michigan. Lightner, of Springport, said the House unanimously approved the multi-bill proposal. “This solution will help shed light on all of the business conducted in our…