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…

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…