Local first responder joins Rep. Rendon for Sept. 11 ceremony

                PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Daire Rendon, of Lake City, hosted Roscommon County Sheriff’s Deputy Jonah Schuette as her guest for the Michigan House’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service on Sept. 7 at the Capitol. The ceremony remembers members of the military and first responders from Michigan who…

Rep. Rendon invites residents to September office hours

State Rep. Daire Rendon of Lake City will sponsor local office hours for the month of September. “Office hours give me the opportunity to meet face-to-face with residents and discuss any questions, concerns or input they may have regarding state government,” Rep. Rendon said. The representative will be available at the following times and locations:…

Rep. Rendon seeks input from residents on mental health services

Website will assist House C.A.R.E.S. Task Force in forming policy ideas State Rep. Daire Rendon today encouraged northern Michigan residents to submit input on improving mental health services in Michigan. Rendon, of Lake City, said anyone who has suggestions on topics such as veterans’ care, substance abuse treatment, mental health courts, and training for law…

Rep. Rendon named to bipartisan mental health task force

Panel to examine issues affecting state’s most vulnerable residents  State Rep. Daire Rendon will serve on a Michigan House task force to explore ways to enable Michigan residents facing mental health challenges to live happier, healthier and more independent lives, Speaker Tom Leonard announced yesterday. Leonard appointed Rendon, R-Lake City, to serve on the House…

House approves Rep. Rendon bill to honor veterans

Bill unanimously approved by House The Michigan House of Representatives on Tuesday approved legislation authored by state Rep. Daire Rendon to name a portion of a highway in between Lake City and Kalkaska as the Veterans Highway. “Veterans Highway is to commemorate all of the men and women who have served and continue to serve…

Committee advances bills to ban female genital mutilation

The House Law and Justice Committee approved bipartisan legislation today to prevent female genital mutilation in Michigan, a week after hearing testimony from state representatives on the package that includes seven bills and one resolution. Female genital mutilation (FGM) is any procedure performed on girls, starting at the age of 4, which is intended to…

Bipartisan female protection bills assigned to House Law and Justice Committee

A bipartisan legislative package that criminalizes female genital mutilation was introduced in the state House of Representatives on Tuesday and has been assigned to the House Law and Justice Committee. “The committee looks forward to considering this important legislation,” said state Rep. Klint Kesto, chair of the Law and Justice Committee. “We must do what…

Rep. Daire Rendon to host local office hours

State Rep. Daire Rendon of Lake City plans to sponsor local office hours for the month of June. Office hours give residents the opportunity to meet face-to-face with the representative and discuss any questions, concerns, or input they may have. The representative will be available at the following times and locations: Friday, June 9 Crawford…

Rep. Rendon discusses protection against elder abuse in long-term care

State Rep. Daire Rendon of Lake City last Thursday welcomed representatives from the Michigan Elder Justice Initiative to the Families, Children and Seniors Committee to discuss how the group protects senior citizens against elder abuse. Alison E. Hirschel, director and managing attorney from the Michigan Elder Justice Initiative; Sali Pung, state long-term care ombudsman; and…

Rep. Rendon’s committee discusses prevention for Alzheimer’s

State Rep. Daire Rendon of Lake City welcomed representatives from the Alzheimer’s Association to the Michigan House last Wednesday. Lindsay Brieschke and Jennifer Howard attended the Families, Children and Seniors Committee meeting to give a presentation about the concern, causes and awareness of the progressive brain disease. More than five million Americans are living with…

Rep. Rendon discusses Medicaid and Healthy Michigan Plan

State Rep. Daire Rendon of Lake City today welcomed Chris Priest, deputy director from the Department of Health and Human Services to the House of Representatives. The Families, Children and Seniors Committee was given an informative presentation on the positive impacts of Medicaid and the Healthy Michigan Plan. Medicaid is the largest health insurance program…

Rep. Daire Rendon hosts local office hours

State Rep. Daire Rendon, of Lake City, today announced plans to hold office hours locally in March. Office hours are an opportunity for residents to meet face-to-face with the representative and ask questions, offer ideas, or share thoughts. “Our district spans five counties and I pride myself on hosting office hours in each one every…