Rep. Hoitenga invites residents to upcoming office hours

Rep. Michele Hoitenga of Manton announced October office hours for residents of Wexford and Mecosta counties and part of Osceola County. “I hope to see everyone at my upcoming office hours,” Hoitenga said. “I will be providing an update on what is happening in Lansing and answering any questions you may have.” Rep. Hoitenga’s office…

Rep. Hoitenga: Governor’s cuts to Legislature’s budget plan will make things harder for Michigan residents and their families

State Rep. Michele Hoitenga, of Manton, today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer cutting hundreds of millions of dollars from a Legislature-approved budget for the 2019-20 fiscal year, including 147 line-item vetoes: “All summer and as we approached the Oct. 1 constitutional budget deadline, the governor expressed concerns that the budget…

Rep. Hoitenga votes for tactical state spending over steep tax increases

Legislator: Budget plan tailored to what Michigan, residents can afford State Rep. Michele Hoitenga, of Manton, today voted in favor of a new Michigan state budget investing more in roads and bridges, public health and safety, and strengthening communities – without raising taxes. The approval votes are the latest in the Legislature’s work to have…

Rep. Hoitenga: Funding for students now on governor after school aid budget approved

House lends bipartisan support for finalized proposal State Rep. Michele Hoitenga, of Manton, today joined her colleagues in approving the Legislature’s school aid budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year, including the largest investment for students in state history. The plan provides a total of $15.2 billion for K-12 schools without a tax increase. Per-pupil…

Rep. Hoitenga, Ted Nugent support plan to allow deer baiting in Michigan

State Rep. Michele Hoitenga was joined today by Ted Nugent to testify in support of her plan to end the ban on baiting deer and elk in Michigan. The state’s Natural Resources Commission (NRC) issued a ban on baiting or feeding deer and elk in August 2018 amid concerns about the spread of chronic wasting…

Rep. Hoitenga invites low-income students and seniors to upcoming broadband workshop

State Rep. Michele Hoitenga, of Manton, will take part in an informative workshop on high-speed broadband service for low-income northern Michigan students, families and seniors. The event will take place Friday, Sept. 20 at 11 a.m. at the Cadillac Senior Center, located at 601 Chestnut St. in Cadillac. The workshop aims to inform residents of…

Rep. Hoitenga continuing to fight unnecessary regulation with new law

  PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Michele Hoitenga (right), of Manton, holds an enrolled copy of House Bill 4249 with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday. HB 4249, which became Public Act 30 of 2019 in June, addresses multiline telephone systems and eases previous upgrades mandated by the Michigan Public Service Commission. Businesses and entities were facing…

Rep. Hoitenga invites residents to July office hours

Rep. Michele Hoitenga of Manton announced her July office hours for residents of Wexford and Mecosta counties and part of Osceola County. “I am looking forward to another great round of office hours,” Rep. Hoitenga said. “I hope to see everyone there and discuss the things that are important to you.” Rep. Hoitenga’s office hours…

Rep. Hoitenga proposal makes practical changes to 9-1-1 emergency mandates

Signed law exempts certain entities from expensive phone system updates A plan from state Rep. Michele Hoitenga removing burdensome regulations for job providers has been signed by the governor. House Bill 4249, now Public Act 30 of 2019, addresses multiline telephone systems and eases previous upgrades mandated by the Michigan Public Service Commission. The upgraded…

Rep. Hoitenga calls for an end to licensure discrimination

Michigan House approves legislation State Rep. Michele Hoitenga’s plan to help Michigan residents with felony convictions get back on their feet and further their careers was unanimously approved by the House today. Current law prohibits anyone convicted of any felony from becoming a licensed insurance agent in Michigan. Under Hoitenga’s plan, the Department of Insurance…

Hoitenga advocates for Lyme disease reforms before House committee

State Rep. Michele Hoitenga, of Manton, delivered testimony before the House Health Policy Committee today regarding a bipartisan plan to update practices related to Lyme disease. Hoitenga was joined by Cadillac City Councilmember Tiyi Schippers, who spoke about her experience living with Lyme disease and the struggle to get a proper diagnosis and treatment. The…