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…

Rep. Michele Hoitenga stands up for hunters’ rights with new bait proposal

State Rep. Michele Hoitenga, of Manton, today introduced a plan that would halt the overregulation of deer or elk hunting activity by state regulators. Hoitenga said she felt compelled to introduce the plan after the state’s Natural Resources Commission (NRC), which sets policy on game species for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), issued…

Rep. Hoitenga announces district photo contest

Rep. Michele Hoitenga of Manton announced today she will host a photo contest for residents of the 102nd District. The theme for the contest is summer fun. Three winners will be selected by the representative, and the winning photos will be displayed in her Lansing office. The photographers will be invited to join her in…

Rep. Hoitenga: Increased public safety measures shouldn’t equate to red tape for job providers

Advancing legislation addresses use of multiline telephone systems A proposal from state Rep. Michele Hoitenga removing burdensome regulation for job providers was recently approved in a Michigan House vote. House Bill 4249 deals with multiline telephone systems and eases previous upgrades required made by the Michigan Public Service Commission. The systems consist of multiple telephone…

Rep. Hoitenga votes to send impactful no-fault reforms to governor’s desk

Plan featuring choice, key coverage protections sees bipartisan support State Rep. Michele Hoitenga, of Manton, joined her House colleagues today in giving legislative approval to a proposal that brings lower car insurance prices to residents and families in Northern Michigan. The plan guarantees lower rates for all drivers in Michigan, mending the state’s broken no-fault…

Rep. Hoitenga brings impactful reforms to Michigan’s no-fault system

House approves landmark legislation  State Rep. Michele Hoitenga today voted to bring lower car insurance prices to residents and families in Northern Michigan, joining House legislators in approving a plan to reform Michigan’s broken no-fault system. The House plan guarantees lower rates for all drivers in Michigan, reducing what currently is the highest average car…

Rep. Hoitenga invites residents to May office hours

Rep. Michele Hoitenga of Manton announced her May office hours for residents of Wexford and Mecosta counties and part of Osceola County. “Office hours provide a great opportunity to meet with people in the district and address their questions and concerns,” Rep. Hoitenga said. “Hearing from constituents is one of the best parts of my…

Senate Dems block snow day solution, leave local schools out in the cold

Rep. Michele Hoitenga, of Manton, released the following statement after learning that Senate Democrats would not grant immediate support for a snow day measure that aimed to ensure school districts were not penalized financially for closures during a governor-declared state of emergency: “Senate Democrats chose to side with unions today rather than do what’s best…

Rep. Hoitenga’s plan to ‘Raise the Age’ approved by Michigan House

Legislation ends policy requiring 17-year-olds to be treated as adults in court State Rep. Michele Hoitenga’s plan to end the policy requiring all 17-year-olds to be treated as adults in Michigan’s criminal justice system today was overwhelmingly approved by the Michigan House. Hoitenga, who sponsored the plan alongside a bipartisan group of her colleagues, said…

Rep. Hoitenga: ‘Raise the Age’ reforms approved by House committee

Plan ends policy requiring 17-year-olds to be treated as adults in court The House Judiciary Committee today unanimously approved state Rep. Michele Hoitenga’s plan to improve the way 17-year-olds are treated in Michigan’s criminal justice system. Hoitenga, who sponsored the plan alongside a bipartisan group of her colleagues, said Michigan is one of just four…

Rep. Hoitenga invites residents to April office hours

Rep. Michele Hoitenga of Manton announced her April office hours for residents of Wexford and Mecosta counties and part of Osceola County. “I look forward to another round of office hours,” Rep. Hoitenga said. “These conversations help me reinforce the solutions that are running smoothly and notify me of the issues that need to be…