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…

Rep. Chatfield hosts snowmobile tour in Cheboygan County

Tour included presentations from local groups State Rep. Lee Chatfield led fellow legislators along northern Michigan snowmobile trails over the weekend, beginning and ending in Indian River, with stops in Mackinaw City and Cheboygan on the North Central Trail. The legislators stopped in Cheboygan to hear from the Cheboygan Trailblazers Club and Cheboygan Area Chamber…

Rep. Chatfield responds to MDE letter threatening school funding

State Rep. Lee Chatfield, of Levering, today made the following statement in response to a Feb. 8 memo from the Michigan Department of Education, which could have negative financial and educational effects on libraries serving northern Michigan school districts: “The recent interpretation of a 1970s law seems like a ridiculous state overreach that will have…

Rep. Chatfield approves bills giving families and seniors broader tax relief

The Michigan House today approved legislation giving Michigan families and seniors broader income tax relief. The bills continue and increase personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents on their income taxes, while providing additional relief for senior citizens. Rep. Chatfield, of Levering, voted for the three-bill package that will enable people to keep more…

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…