Rep. Roberts’ career counseling bill signed into law

Gov. Rick Snyder today signed legislation by state Rep. Brett Roberts (R-Charlotte) to give Michigan students improved access to college and career counseling. “Education is not a one-size-fits-all approach,” said Roberts. “This bill gives school counselors all of the tools they need to guide students toward the career that suits them best.” Counselors are currently…

Rep. Roberts welcomes Grass Lake elementary students to state Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Brett Roberts welcomed a group of George Long Elementary School students to the state Capitol on Wednesday. “I am always excited to have students visit Lansing,” Roberts said. “It’s great to see young people from my community learning about their state government.” George Long Elementary is in Grass Lake.

Rep. Roberts bill improves driver safety

State Rep. Brett Roberts (R-Charlotte) on Tuesday testified before the Michigan House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in support of his bill to allow an individual to take a basic driver improvement course more than once. A Basic Driver Improvement Course (BDIC) serves as a refresher of the basic skills and rules of the road needed…

Rep. Roberts welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

PHOTO: State Rep. Brett Roberts, right, welcomed Pastor Chuck Snyder, center, from the First Baptist Church in Charlotte to the state Capitol to give today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. House tradition calls for a representative or a clergy member to begin each day’s session with a prayer. Speaker Tom Leonard joined them…

Rep. Roberts invites residents to in-district office hours

State Rep. Brett Roberts of Charlotte invites residents to join him for office hours on Monday, Sept. 18 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Darb’s Patio located at 148 S. Main St. in Eaton Rapids. “The opportunity to connect with people in the community and hear what matters most to them is important to me,”…

Rep. Brett Roberts: schools this year have record amount of funding

Districts in Eaton, Jackson and Lenawee counties get extra money   As parents and children across Michigan plan back-to-school activities, state Rep. Brett Roberts said students will be returning to classrooms bolstered with a record amount of state funding for K-12 education. Roberts, of Charlotte, said the Legislature passed a school budget for the coming…

Rep. Brett Roberts supports Michigan’s 2018 budget

Lawmaker’s amendment will benefit state’s agriculture industry State Representative Brett Roberts recently voted in support of House Bills 4313 and 4323, which provide appropriations for Michigan’s budget in Fiscal Year 2018. “This budget makes significant investments in roads, education, and agriculture while still reducing unnecessary spending,” said Roberts, R-Charlotte. “Our neighbors asked for a responsible,…

Rep. Roberts sponsors resolution to reduce regulation of portable gas cans

Resolution encourages Congress to repeal EPA standards for design State Rep. Brett Roberts spoke before the House Natural Resources Committee today in support of a resolution he introduced to stop the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from overregulating the design of portable gas cans. In an effort to reduce evaporation from portable fuel containers, the EPA…

Rep. Roberts’ career counseling bill approved unanimously by committee

State Rep. Brett Roberts’ legislation to give students better access to college and career counseling was approved unanimously by the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee. His bill will ensure that counselors complete professional development instruction, specifically in the areas of career technical education and college preparation. “Counselors working with high school students should have…

Rep. Roberts testifies on need for career counseling in schools

State Rep. Brett Roberts, of Charlotte, testified before the House Workforce and Talent Committee today about his legislation to give students easier access to college and career counseling. His bill will ensure that counselors would complete professional development instruction which emphasizes post-high school graduation preparation when working with students in grades 6-12. The legislation specifies…

Rep. Brett Roberts schedules March office hours

State Rep. Brett Roberts today announced he is holding office hours during March and encourages people to bring him thoughts and ideas about state government. Office hours for March will be held on Monday, March 27 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Robin’s Nest located at 6053 S. Clinton Trail in Eaton Rapids. “These meetings…