Rep. Chatfield continuing commitment to host local office hours

State Rep. Lee Chatfield invites residents of Cheboygan, Chippewa, Emmet and Mackinac counties to join him during local office hours for the months of January and February. The schedule for office hours is as follows: Monday, Jan. 29 9 to 10 a.m. at Paula’s Cafe, 4141 Club Road in Indian River; and 11 a.m. to…

Reps. Chatfield and Miller introduce Religious Freedom Day resolution

Resolution for Uplifting Faith and Freedom in America State Rep. Aaron Miller of Sturgis today joined Rep. Lee Chatfield of Levering to introduce House Resolution 223 observing Jan. 16, 2018 as Religious Freedom Day in Michigan. Religious Freedom Day commemorates the anniversary of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, written by Thomas Jefferson. This statute…

Rep. Chatfield’s bill to end flawed driver responsibility fees wins House approval

Legislator says debt forgiveness part of bipartisan measures   Legislation introduced by state Rep. Lee Chatfield to bring an end to driver responsibility fees today was approved by the Michigan House of Representatives. Chatfield, of Levering, is author of the lead bill in an eight-bill legislative package that ends collection of driver responsibility fees on…

Rep. Chatfield sponsors office hours

State Rep. Lee Chatfield invites residents of Cheboygan, Chippewa, Emmet and Mackinac counties to join him during local office hours for the months of November and December. “I made a commitment to remain accessible during my time in office,” Rep. Chatfield said. “I am proud my staff and I will have fulfilled that promise by…

Chatfield advances bills to end driver responsibility fees

Bipartisan package ends punitive, senseless penalties    State Rep. Lee Chatfield today voted in the House Michigan Competitiveness Committee to approve a bipartisan package of bills to eliminate driver responsibility fees by 2018 and forgive outstanding debt. Chatfield, of Levering, who chairs the committee, said driver responsibility fees were initiated by politicians in 2003 as…

Rep. Chatfield: Proactive local food tax ban helps families

Committee chair says measure has bipartisan support   State Rep. Lee Chatfield today joined his colleagues on the House Michigan Competitiveness Committee in voting for legislation that prohibits local governments from assessing a tax on the manufacture and sale of food and beverages. Chatfield, who chairs the committee, said the bill, a first of its…

Rep. Chatfield bill to return Michigan driver’s licenses, put thousands back to work

Ineffective charges lead to heavy burdens on families   State Rep. Lee Chatfield today introduced legislation as part of a package to reform and eliminate Michigan’s ineffective driver responsibility fees. Chatfield, of Levering, who serves as House Speaker Pro Tempore, said the fees were imposed by the last administration to help balance the state budget….

Rep. Chatfield announces office hours

State Rep. Lee Chatfield invites residents of Cheboygan, Chippewa, Emmet and Mackinac counties to join him during local office hours for the months of September and October. “Local office hours is just one way I seek feedback from the people I was elected to serve,” Rep. Chatfield said. “My staff and I have held office…

Rep. Chatfield hosts first responder for Sept. 11 Memorial Service

State Rep. Lee Chatfield, of Levering, today was joined by Cheboygan County Sheriff Dale Clarmont for the Michigan House’s 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 year. “It is important that we…

House approves Chatfield bill averting election confusion in Sault Ste. Marie

The Michigan House of Representatives today approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Lee Chatfield providing a one-time solution for communities dealing with a mix-up over the filing deadline for candidates seeking local office. Chatfield, of Levering, introduced the bill following a mistake in Sault Ste. Marie that would leave a number of candidates intending to…

Rep. Chatfield: School districts open doors with more state funding

Most N. Michigan districts receive higher amounts   State Rep. Lee Chatfield today said when Northern Michigan K-12 school districts open their doors and get classes underway, they will do so knowing they will receive the greatest amount of state funding than ever before. Chatfield, of Levering, said the all K-12 school districts will receive…