Rep. Shirkey invites Jackson County couple to State of the State address

State Rep. Mike Shirkey, at right, stands with Russ and Betsy Youngdahl of Jackson County on the House floor today prior to Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address.  Shirkey invited the Youngdahls as his special guests for the address.  Snyder will deliver his key goals for the year during the speech.

Rep. Shirkey co-sponsors bipartisan Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

  State Rep. Mike Shirkey speaks at a news conference in Lansing today to help kick off National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day in Michigan.  The day seeks to raise awareness about the importance of children’s mental health and that positive mental health is essential to a child’s healthy development from birth.  Along with the…

Innovative approach at Jackson County’s Enterprise Group discussed in House committee

  Bill Rayl, senior vice president of the Enterprise Group of Jackson Inc. and executive director of the Jackson Area Manufacturing Association, this afternoon testified before the House Committee on Michigan Competitiveness on developing economic competitiveness through collaboration.  State Rep. Mike Shirkey, committee chair, invited Rayl to speak about the innovative programs available at the…

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New Michigan House session begins

State Rep. Earl Poleski, at left, and Rep. Mike Shirkey review the House floor seating chart in preparation for the new 2013-2014 legislative session as Shirkey’s grandsons, Karter and Micah, look on.  The lawmakers today took the oath of office on the House floor.  As part of House tradition, lawmakers also selected their seats.  Both…