Rep. Chatfield announces summer office hour schedule

State Rep. Lee Chatfield invites residents to join him during local office hours for the months of July and August. The schedule for office hours is as follows: Wednesday, July 25 10 to 11 a.m. at the Cheboygan Area Chamber of Commerce, 124 N. Main St. in Cheboygan. Friday, August 10 8:30 to 9:30 a.m….

Northern Michigan representatives unveil additional protections for Great Lakes

Plan improves pipeline safety, increases accountability Three northern Michigan representatives have introduced a plan to better protect the Great Lakes by strengthening pipeline safety standards in the Straits of Mackinac. State Reps. Lee Chatfield, Sue Allor and Triston Cole said the comprehensive plan ensures vessels and utility companies operating in the Straits are accountable to…

Rep. Chatfield announces funding for Brimley-area health center, LSSU community center

Funding included in new state budget   State Rep. Lee Chatfield today announced the state budget approved by the Legislature will fund construction at a health center in Brimley. Rep. Chatfield, of Levering, said the budget includes $1.5 million to fund the new construction at the Bay Mills Indian Community Ellen Marshall Memorial Health Center….

Rep. Chatfield announces funding for Great Lakes Center for the Arts

Funding included in new state budget   State Rep. Lee Chatfield today announced the state budget approved by the Legislature will fund construction at the Great Lakes Center for the Arts in Bay Harbor. Rep. Chatfield, of Levering, said the budget includes $1 million to fund the completion of the project. Rep. Chatfield said the…

Rep. Chatfield announces emergency rule mandating no-anchor zone in Straits

New state rule helps protect Michigan’s residents, environment State Rep. Lee Chatfield today announced the state has implemented an emergency rule immediately prohibiting anchoring in the Straits of Mackinac to prevent damage to pipeline infrastructure. “Anchor strikes in the Straits of Mackinac represent a clear and present danger to the people and natural resources of…

State Rep. Lee Chatfield recognized by LSSU Board of Trustees

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. The Lake Superior State University Board of Trustees recognized State Rep. Lee Chatfield (R-Levering) for his efforts in supporting necessary campus electrical grid upgrades during the May 11 public session board meeting. The electrical grid upgrade project is a multi-year, multi-phase project which includes two primary cable replacements and removal of…

Rep. Chatfield announces local office hours in May and June

State Rep. Lee Chatfield invites residents to join him during local office hours for the months of May and June. The schedule for office hours is as follows: Friday, May 11 1 to 2 p.m. at the Pure Country Family Restaurant, 11370 W. Main St. in Rudyard. Monday, June 25 10 to 11 a.m. at…

Rep. Chatfield: Investment in U.P. crucial to economic growth for region

Continued partnership encouraged between state, mining company State Rep. Lee Chatfield today testified in support of an advancing House resolution calling for Cleveland-Cliffs, Inc.’s reinvestment into the Empire Mine in Richmond Township. Following Chatfield’s comments, HR 303 was approved by the House Commerce and Trade Committee and in a full House vote. The mine ceased…

Rep. Chatfield honors Michigan snow plow drivers with resolution

State Rep. Lee Chatfield of Levering introduced a resolution yesterday in honor of snow plow drivers across the state of Michigan. “Every Michigan family understands the hazard of driving during the winter months,” Rep. Chatfield said. “Without the hard work and dedication of snow plow drivers across the state, the roads would be unnavigable. I…

Local residents can meet with Rep. Chatfield in March and April

State Rep. Lee Chatfield invites residents of Cheboygan, Chippewa, Emmet and Mackinac counties to join him during local office hours for the months of March and April. “I believe it is important to listen and stay accessible,” Rep. Chatfield said. “I am pleased to continue hosting local office hours monthly and I encourage everyone to…

Governor signs Chatfield bill ending driver responsibility fees

License renewal grace period runs until Dec. 31   Landmark legislation introduced by state Rep. Lee Chatfield to end driver responsibility fees and forgive all debt has been signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder. Chatfield, of Levering, introduced the lead bill in the package to end driver responsibility fees on Oct.1 and forgive debt…

Chatfield: Tax cuts approved by Legislature are a ‘victory’ for Michigan families

The state Legislature this week fulfilled one of Rep. Lee Chatfield’s top priorities, approving bills to lower income taxes for Michigan families. The bills headed to the governor preserve and increase personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents on state income taxes, saving families hundreds of dollars overall. “This session of the House of…