Rep. Lower supports package to give students more class choice

State Rep. Jim Lower of Cedar Lake voted for Merit Curriculum bill package today, giving students and their families added options toward graduation and post-high school career preparation. “This legislation gives more control to the students while also helping our state get more professionals in skilled trades and information technology,” Lower said. “We’ve discussed the…

Rep. Lower votes to open state government to more scrutiny

State Rep. Jim Lower today voted for a bipartisan legislative package to make state government more accountable to Michigan residents. Lower, of Cedar Lake, said the 11-bill package makes the governor and lieutenant governor subject to the Freedom of Information Act and creates a similar disclosure requirement for state representatives and senators called the Legislative…

Rep. Lower supports package to give students more class choice

State Rep. Jim Lower of Cedar Lake is co-sponsoring merit curriculum legislation that gives students more flexibility in their high school educational choices and preparation for post-graduation careers. “We have the resources in Montcalm and Gratiot counties to prepare the next generation in skilled trades, which will meet the growing demand we have right now…

Rep. Lower announces offices hours across Montcalm, Gratiot counties

State Rep. Jim Lower, of Cedar Lake, has set his office hours schedule for February, March, April and May to give the residents of Montcalm and Gratiot counties plenty of opportunities to connect with their state government. “I’m working as a representative of my neighbors, so it’s incredibly important to make certain everyone has the…

Rep. Lower: Farms are key to our region and state’s future

State Rep. Jim Lower, of Cedar Lake, stood with his fellow Republican representatives at the Capitol today as the 2017-18 House Action Plan was announced during a news conference. While Lower saw several areas that will serve as the best way forward for all of Michigan, he also recognized what works best for Montcalm and…

Rep. Lower to serve as chair of Local Government committee

Rep. Jim Lower, of Cedar Lake, will be chair of the House Local Government Committee for the current 2017-18 session. Today’s announcement by House Speaker Tom Leonard also includes Lower’s selection as a member of the Energy, Communications and Technology, Tax Policy, and Capitol committees. “It’s time for us as a state to take a…

Rep. Lower seeks to highlight Montcalm, Gratiot counties in office

State Rep. Jim Lower, of Cedar Lake, is seeking to bring more of Montcalm County and northern Gratiot County to his legislative office by hosting a photography contest. “We are fortunate to live in such a beautiful region of the state with family-friendly downtowns and lake areas,” Lower said. “I am looking forward to highlighting…

Rep. Lower encourages 70th District residents to contact his Lansing office

State Rep. James Lower has officially opened his Lansing office and says he is here to serve the people of the 70th District. “I’m excited to announce the opening of my Lansing office” said Rep. Lower, R-Cedar Lake. “My staff and I are here to help the people of Montcalm and Gratiot counties with issues…