Rep. Hoitenga: Michigan House approves resolution calling for crackdown on robocalls

The Michigan House today approved Rep. Michele Hoitenga’s resolution calling for more power to stop unwanted robocalls and solicitations. Hoitenga’s resolution asks Congress to grant additional authority to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to crack down on the phone calls bothering households from coast to coast. “These calls are annoying and, in some cases, illegal,”…

Rep. Hoitenga: Line 5 tunnel the best option for Northern Michigan

Representative supports plan forming new tunnel oversight panel State Rep. Michele Hoitenga said a plan approved today in the Michigan House with bipartisan support will protect the Great Lakes by providing proper oversight for the new underground infrastructure corridor in the Straits of Mackinac. Hoitenga, of Manton, said agreements with Enbridge Energy to build a…

Rep. Hoitenga to host December office hours

State Rep. Michele Hoitenga of Manton announced her final office hours of 2018 for Mecosta, Osceola and Wexford counties. “I believe it is important to keep my commitment of staying accessible to the people I represent,” Rep. Hoitenga said. “I encourage everyone to attend and voice their thoughts or questions about our state government as…

Rep. Hoitenga named to important House panel

Michigan House Speaker-elect Lee Chatfield recently announced that state Rep. Michele Hoitenga, of Manton, will serve on the newly created Policy Action Plan Committee within the Michigan House. The temporary, 14-member panel will work with incoming Republican members to develop policy ideas for the upcoming legislative term and construct an updated House Republican action plan….

Rep. Hoitenga’s occupational licensing reform bill approved by Michigan House

The Michigan House of Representatives today overwhelmingly approved a plan sponsored by state Rep. Michele Hoitenga making it easier for an individual applying for a state occupational license to have his or her application accepted based on a determination of his or her moral character. Hoitenga’s legislation, House Bill 6112, is part of a bipartisan,…

Rep. Hoitenga invites residents to October office hours

State Rep. Michele Hoitenga of Manton announced her October office hours schedule for the residents of Mecosta, Osceola and Wexford counties.             “Local office hours are a great way for me to listen to people in the community,” Rep. Hoitenga said. “I encourage everyone to come and share any concerns or ideas involving our state…

Rep. Hoitenga tours specialized Cadillac-based manufacturer

Legislator: AAR’s military contracts prove demand for skilled workforce State Rep. Michele Hoitenga on Monday participated in a tour and roundtable discussion at AAR Mobility Systems of Cadillac, receiving updates on the importance of limiting regulatory red tape for the specialized manufacturer. “What AAR Mobility Systems is doing, especially with its U.S. military contracts, is…

Reps. Hoitenga, Wentworth tout Osceola County grant

Productive reuse of property can grow, sustain areas of Northern Michigan State Reps. Michele Hoitenga, of Manton, and Jason Wentworth, of Clare, today announced the future implementation of an $83,000 Brownfield Redevelopment grant for Osceola County. The grants, provided by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, help to evaluate sites around the state for potential…

Rep. Hoitenga highlights progress made by House Communications and Technology Committee

Legislator proud of increased broadband efforts, drone plans State Rep. Michele Hoitenga, chair of the House Communications and Technology Committee, today stressed the importance of key issues addressed during the first six months of the year that improve the way of living for Michiganders. Hoitenga, of Manton, has consistently fought for improved broadband for residents…

Rep. Hoitenga bill will help human trafficking victims

Legislator’s plan forces criminals to pay for survivors’ services State Rep. Michele Hoitenga, of Manton, today detailed her legislation as part of a bipartisan effort to provide added legal protections and assistance to human trafficking survivors. Hoitenga’s measure would create a human trafficking assistance fund financed by Michigan’s convicted criminals, in the form of fines…