Legislation introduced to ban female mutilation in Michigan

Female genital mutilation (FGM) would be criminalized in Michigan under bipartisan legislation submitted today in the state House of Representatives. “We must do what we can legislatively to prevent this inhumane act from occurring in Michigan,” said state Rep. Michele Hoitenga, of Manton. “This legislative package is incredibly comprehensive, addressing all possible factors related to…

Rep. Michele Hoitenga sponsors May office hours

State Rep. Michele Hoitenga will sponsor office hours for residents of Wexford, Mecosta and Osceola counties in the month of May. “Being in touch with residents is one of my top priorities,” said Rep. Hoitenga of Manton. “I encourage anyone who has ideas or concerns about our state government to attend office hours on May…

Rep Hoitenga testifies in support of ‘right to carry’ legislation

State Rep. Michele Hoitenga, of Manton, today testified before the House Judiciary Committee in support of her legislation to enable law-abiding citizens to carry concealed pistols without obtaining a government-issued permit. Hoitenga said the legislation is a step toward reforming Michigan firearm laws to stop Michigan residents from being punished for exercising their Second Amendment…

Rep. Michele Hoitenga sponsors May office hours

State Rep. Michele Hoitenga will sponsor office hours for residents of Wexford, Mecosta and Osceola counties in the month of May. “Being in touch with residents is one of my top priorities,” said Rep. Hoitenga of Manton. “I encourage anyone who has ideas or concerns about our state government to attend office hours on May…

Rep. Michele Hoitenga invites residents to April office hours

State Rep. Michele Hoitenga invites residents of Wexford, Mecosta and Osceola counties to her office hours for the month of April. “Staying in touch with people makes me an effective representative,” said Rep. Hoitenga of Manton. “I want to be the voice of the communities I represent, and I can only do that by listening…

Right to carry legislation introduced in Michigan House of Representatives

Four-bill package removes penalties for carrying concealed pistols without government permit Legislation introduced today in the Michigan House of Representatives enables law-abiding citizens to carry concealed pistols without obtaining a government-issued permit. The four-bill package is sponsored by Reps. Michele Hoitenga of Manton, Triston Cole of Mancelona, Sue Allor of Wolverine and Pamela Hornberger of…

State representatives form new Second Amendment Caucus

Bipartisan group vows to protect the fundamental right to bear arms A bipartisan group of state representatives, led by co-chairs Reps. Jim Runestad, Michele Hoitenga and Scott Dianda today announced the formation of a new Second Amendment Caucus. The caucus is comprised of 42 members of the Michigan House of Representatives who are committed to…

Rep. Hoitenga appointed to Michigan Council on Future Mobility

State Rep. Michele Hoitenga, chair of the House Committee on Communications and Technology, has been appointed to the Michigan Council on Future Mobility by House Speaker Tom Leonard. “Our society is evolving with new technology every day,” said Rep. Hoitenga, of Manton. “Michigan has a reputation as the automotive capital of the world and we have…

Hoitenga, colleagues reveal priorities for 2017-18

Action Plan addresses broadband access, road and bridge improvements State Rep. Michele Hoitenga, of Manton, joined her colleagues Thursday for a press conference outlining key principles and priorities that will guide the House over the next two years. Hoitenga said the 2017-18 House Republican Action Plan represents the best way forward for Michigan’s continued recovery….

Hoitenga: People deserve more transparency from state government

Representative lauds plan to subject governor’s office, Legislature to FOIA rules State Rep. Michele Hoitenga today praised the introduction of a bipartisan plan that makes state government more accountable to the people of Michigan. Hoitenga, of Manton, joined her colleagues today to unveil a reform plan that makes the governor and lieutenant governor subject to…

Hoitenga to lead House Communications and Technology Committee

Northern Michigan representative also to serve on three key committees State Rep. Michele Hoitenga, of Manton, has been appointed by Speaker Tom Leonard to serve as chair of the House Communications and Technology Committee. As chair of the committee, Hoitenga will play a key role running meetings, setting priorities and organizing informational hearings to help…

Rep. Hoitenga holding local office hours during February

State Rep. Michele Hoitenga is holding office hours to meet with residents of Wexford, Mecosta and Osceola counties during February. “I’m looking forward to sitting down with people from our district and hearing more about what matters to them,” said Hoitenga, R-Manton. “I encourage everyone to stop by at their convenience and share their thoughts…