Rep. Lower invites residents to chronic wasting disease townhall

State Rep. Jim Lower of Cedar Lake is inviting residents of Montcalm County to a townhall event on chronic wasting disease on Wednesday, Oct. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Montcalm County Fairgrounds, 8784 Peck Road in Greenville at the Ash Foundation Building. “The discovery of chronic wasting disease in our area is…

Michigan House approves Lower’s Sandhill crane hunting resolution

State Rep. Jim Lower of Cedar Lake today praised his colleagues in the Michigan House of Representatives for approving his resolution calling for the establishment of a hunting season to address Sandhill crane overpopulation. House Resolution 154 encourages the Michigan Natural Resources Commission to add Sandhill cranes to the game species list and seek approval…

Rep. Lower’s Sandhill crane hunting resolution advances

The House Natural Resources Committee today advanced state Rep. Jim Lower’s resolution encouraging the Michigan Natural Resources Commission to add Sandhill cranes to the game species list and seek approval from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to establish a hunting season in Michigan. Michigan is home to an increasing population of Sandhill cranes, with…

Rep. Lower to host October office hours

  State Rep. Jim Lower of Cedar Lake today announced his October in-district office hours schedule. Rep. Lower will be available at the following times and locations: Friday, Oct. 13 from 9 to 10 a.m. at Tony’s Restaurant, 518 W. Washington St. in St. Louis; Monday, Oct. 16 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at McKenna’s…

Lower proposes solution to Sandhill crane overpopulation

State Rep. Jim Lower today introduced a House resolution encouraging the Natural Resources Commission to add Sandhill cranes to the game species list and seek U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service approval establishing a Sandhill crane hunting season. Michigan is home to an increasing number of Sandhill cranes, with an estimated 23,082 reported in a 2015…

Rep. Lower praises SepticSmart Week on House floor

State Rep. Jim Lower today offered House Resolution 146 to declare Sept. 18-22, 2017 as SepticSmart Week in the state of Michigan. Lower said proper septic system use and routine care are vital to protecting public health, preserving our highly valued ground water, lakes, streams and waterways, and avoiding costly repairs that can result from…

Rep. Lower to host September office hours

State Rep. Jim Lower of Cedar Lake today announced his September in-district office hours schedule. Rep. Lower will be available on Monday, Sept. 18 at the following times and locations: 9 to 10 a.m. at the Crystal Lake Café, 216 W. Lake St. in Crystal; and 11:45 to 12:45 p.m. at Dogtown Restaurant, 206 S….

Area first responder is guest of Rep. Lower for Sept. 11 ceremony

State Rep. Jim Lower, of Cedar Lake, was joined Thursday by Montcalm County Sheriff Mike Williams as his guest at the Michigan House of Representatives’ annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in the line of duty in the past…

Rep. Lower participates in panel discussion on rural issues

State Rep. Jim Lower of Cedar Lake attended the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Legislative Summit in Boston this weekend on behalf of the Michigan House of Representatives. Lower participated in a focus group tasked with examining workforce challenges facing rural communities throughout the United States. The panel explored ideas for generating new opportunities…

Rep. Lower announces July office hours

State Rep. Jim Lower of Cedar Lake today announced his July in-district office hours schedule. Rep. Lower will be available at the following times and locations: Thursday, July 27 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Margo’s Family Restaurant, 215 S. Lafayette St. in Greenville; and Saturday, July 29 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Wendy’s,…

Rep. Lower votes in support of key legislation moving to House floor

State Rep. James Lower of Cedar Lake, chair of the House Local Government Committee, voted in support of a trio of bills before the committee on Wednesday. Lower was active in guiding House Bills 4105 and 4334 to the House floor for further consideration. The bills create two separate acts to prohibit local units of…