Michigan House committee approves income tax rollback

A landmark proposal to give every Michigan worker income tax relief was approved by a  House committee today in Lansing. The plan would lower the state’s personal income tax rate from the current 4.25 percent to 3.9 percent in 2018, resulting in a savings of almost $1 billion a year by 2019. The tax rate…

Rep. Chatfield announces February office hours

State Representative Lee Chatfield invites residents of the 107th House District to join him during local office hours for the month of February. “It’s important for me to meet with concerned individuals in person to really discover their needs and find ways to better serve them in Lansing,” said Chatfield. “My staff and I have…

House unveils bipartisan transparency package

People deserve access to public information   State Reps. Lee Chatfield and Jeremy Moss today unveiled a bipartisan legislative package to increase government transparency by subjecting the legislative and executive branches to open records acts. Chatfield, of Levering, who serves as speaker pro tempore, said the 11-bill package will subject the Legislature to a new…

Chatfield to chair new top House committee

State Rep. Lee Chatfield, of Levering, was appointed chair of the newly-created Michigan Competitiveness Committee by House Speaker Tom Leonard. “Making sure Michigan is well-positioned to compete and win is a top priority,” Chatfield said. “We will chart the best way forward that creates opportunities and attracts people back to our state to live and work, as well…

Chatfield applauds increased House transparency

People deserve to know how their taxes are used State Rep. Lee Chatfield today said posting the salaries of representatives and House staff on the Michigan House of Representatives’ website helps make state government more accountable to the people of Northern Michigan. Chatfield, of Levering, said the salary database is the first step this legislative…

Rep. Chatfield announces January office hours

State Representative Lee Chatfield invites residents of the 107th House District to join him during local office hours for the month of January.   “The most important part of my job as a state Representative is listening to and acting upon the needs and concerns of the entire district,” said Rep. Chatfield. “That’s why my…

Chatfield introduces legislation to cut income tax, eliminate over time

Chatfield: It’s time Michigan families keep more of what they earn State Representative Lee Chatfield, R-Levering, introduced legislation today that would immediately reduce the income tax from 4.25 percent to 3.9 percent in 2018 and phase out 0.1 percent every year until eliminated. “There is no better way to help families, workers and seniors across the state than by…

Rep. Chatfield posts perfect voting record during last session

State Rep. Lee Chatfield had a perfect voting record during the 98th legislative session, taking part in all recorded roll-call votes for the session that ended Dec. 28. Rep. Chatfield, R-Levering, who was recently chosen to serve as House speaker pro tempore of the new session, said he was elected to represent people in Northern…

Rep. Chatfield announces December office hours

State Rep. Lee Chatfield invites residents of the 107th House District to join him during local office hours for the month of December. “Staying accessible to the people of Northern Michigan is very important to me, and that is why my staff and I have held monthly office hours in every county throughout the district for 23 consecutive…

Rep. Chatfield announces November office hours

State Rep. Lee Chatfield invites residents of the 107th House District to join him during local office hours for the month of November.   “Since taking office, my staff and I have held monthly office hours in every county throughout the district for 22 consecutive months,” said Rep. Chatfield. “Monthly office hours is a great opportunity for me to stay…

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Rep. Chatfield elected to key House leadership position

State Rep. Lee Chatfield today was elected as the Speaker Pro Tempore for the Michigan House of Representative’s 2017-2018 legislative session. He will be second in line in leadership of the 110 members of the Michigan House of Representatives. The Speaker Pro Tempore helps preside over House proceedings, moderate debate, make rulings on procedure and…