VanderWall plan allowing carry-out licenses for smaller towns passes Senate

The Michigan Senate today unanimously approved state Rep. Curt VanderWall’s plan to allow carry-out beer and wine licenses to be issued in towns with populations below 1,000 people. Rep. VanderWall, of Ludington, said current law permits one license to sell beer and wine for every 1,000 people living in a given town, but many communities…

Rep. VanderWall supports plan for Straits utility tunnel

VanderWall: This plan is a safe and reliable solution for our energy needs State Rep. Curt VanderWall today supported a plan to protect the Great Lakes by providing proper oversight for the new underground infrastructure corridor in the Straits of Mackinac. The plan received bipartisan support. VanderWall, of Ludington, said agreements with Enbridge Energy to…

VanderWall’s ‘spirited’ bill flows through House

The Michigan House Thursday overwhelmingly approved Rep. Curt VanderWall’s plan allowing spirit vendors to provide certain brand logoed items for special events and festivals. Under VanderWall’s measure, manufacturers will be able to supply promotional items such as tents, draft taps, logoed mirrors and other equipment to special licensees to promote their products at festivals, fundraisers…

Rep. VanderWall announces December coffee hours

State Rep. Curt VanderWall of Ludington invites residents to join him for December coffee hours. “Coffee hours give residents a way to voice any questions or concerns they may have regarding state government,” VanderWall said. “I invite everyone to attend coffee hours.” Rep. VanderWall will be available at the following times and locations: Monday, Dec….

Rep. VanderWall announces November coffee hours

State Rep. Curt VanderWall of Ludington invites residents to join him for November coffee hours. “I look forward to meeting with the community to hear their questions and ideas about state government,” VanderWall said. “I invite all residents to attend coffee hours.” Rep. VanderWall will be available at the following times and locations: Tuesday, Nov….

Rep. VanderWall to represent Michigan on Great Lakes leadership committee

State Rep. Curt VanderWall has been selected to serve as Michigan’s representative on the executive committee of the Great Lakes Legislative Caucus (GLLC). The GLLC is a nonpartisan group of lawmakers from the U.S. and Canada that focuses on issues and policy concerning the Great Lakes. All eight states and two Canadian provinces in the…

Rep. VanderWall announces October coffee hours

State Rep. Curt VanderWall of Ludington invites residents to join him for October coffee hours. “Holding coffee hours every month provides an opportunity to inform the community on what is going on in Lansing and answer their questions regarding state government,” VanderWall said. “I encourage all residents to attend my coffee hours.” Rep. VanderWall will…

Rep. VanderWall announces September coffee hours

State Rep. Curt VanderWall of Ludington invites residents to join him for September coffee hours. “I look forward to meeting with the community to hear their questions and ideas about state government,” VanderWall said. “I invite all residents to attend coffee hours.” Rep. VanderWall will be available at the following times and locations: Monday, Sept….

Mason County officials join Rep. VanderWall for Sept. 11 ceremony

State Rep. Curt VanderWall, of Ludington, is joined today by Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole (right) and Undersheriff Derrek Wilson, for the House of Representatives’ annual Sept. 11 ceremony. The observance memorializes Michigan first responders and members of the military who died in the line of duty during the past year. #####

Rep. VanderWall announces August coffee hours

State Rep. Curt VanderWall of Ludington invites residents to join him for August coffee hours. “Holding coffee hours every month provides an opportunity to inform the community on what is going on in Lansing and answer their questions regarding state government,” VanderWall said. “I encourage all residents to attend my coffee hours.” Rep. VanderWall will…

Rep. VanderWall announces July coffee hours

State Rep. Curt VanderWall of Ludington invites residents to join him for July coffee hours. “I look forward to meeting with the community to hear their questions and ideas about state government,” VanderWall said. “I invite all residents to attend coffee hours.” Rep. VanderWall will be available at the following times and locations: Monday, July…

Rep. VanderWall-supported law gives high school students credit for internships

State Rep. Curt VanderWall today announced a new state law will allow high school students to earn course credit for completing an internship or work-study program, citing the need for expanding education beyond the classroom. “We have to give our state’s future generations more opportunities to learn and gain real-world experience, not just expect success…