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…

Rep. Lightner: Governor’s proposed tax hikes set Michigan back

State Rep. Sarah Lightner reacted to the governor’s budget proposal, shared with the Legislature this week. The proposal included raising taxes on a class of businesses that includes Michigan’s small business owners from 4.25 percent to 6 percent and a state gas tax increase to 45 cents per gallon. “Raising costs on the backs of…

Rep. Lightner welcomes students to Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Sarah Lightner welcomed a group of third grade students from Springport Elementary School to the Capitol on Thursday. The representative gave a tour of the House floor and answered questions on state government.

Rep. Lightner to host local office hours

State Rep. Sarah Lightner has scheduled her March office hours to meet with local residents of the 65th District. “Serving you starts with listening to you,” Rep. Lightner said. “I look forward to hearing your thoughts and questions on the major issues facing our state.” Office hours are scheduled for the following times and locations:…

Rep. Lightner helps unveil Michigan House Republican Action Plan

State Representative Sarah Lightner this week joined Republican members of the Michigan House to unveil their Action Plan for the 2019-20 legislative term. The plan titled “Leading the Way for an Even Better Michigan” highlights key areas to focus on for the current legislative term. “We must continue to remain transparent and accountable for the…

Rep. Lightner announces February office hours

State Rep. Sarah Lightner invites residents to join her for office hours in Jackson, Pleasant Lake and Eaton Rapids during the month of February. “Hosting regular office hours is one of my top priorities,” Rep. Lightner said. “Being accessible and accountable to people in my district is an essential aspect of being a state legislator.”…

Rep. Lightner will help shape Michigan’s state budget during 2019-20 House session

State Rep. Sarah Lightner will serve on the Appropriations Committee during her first term in the House of Representatives, working to ensure the state government budget respects taxpayers while investing in what matters most to Michigan families. Lightner will serve as the vice chair of two subcommittees – one dealing with the judiciary, and another…

Rep. Lightner announces January office hours

State Rep. Sarah Lightner invites residents to join her for local office hours this month. “I always encourage residents to share their thoughts and concerns on matters of state government,” Rep. Lightner said. “As a legislator, I strive for solutions that help us work toward a better Michigan for our children and grandchildren.” Monday, Jan….

Rep. Lightner’s office open, ready to serve residents

State Rep. Sarah Lightner’s legislative office is now open and ready to serve the residents of Jackson, Lenawee and Eaton counties. People can contact Rep. Lightner by calling 517-373-1775 or emailing SarahLightner@house.mi.gov. Correspondence can also be mailed to N-999 House Office Building, P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI 48909. “The hard-working residents of the 65th District…