Rep. Kahle introduces plan to help survivors of trafficking rebuild their lives

Bipartisan proposal aims to combat human trafficking in Michigan State Rep. Bronna Kahle today helped announce a sweeping bipartisan plan to support survivors of human trafficking, putting them on a path to healing and recovery. Kahle, of Adrian, said the legislation was inspired by testimony from survivors and others during events held during Human Trafficking…

Rep. Kahle: House restores investments to support vital state programs for Michigan families

State Rep. Bronna Kahle voted in favor of an emergency budget plan to restore funding for several crucial state programs helping Michigan’s most vulnerable residents. Kahle joined the Legislature in restoring funding for human trafficking survivors, child advocacy centers, independent living for individuals with disabilities, and adoption services. The plan also reinstates resources for the…

Kahle joins in effort to provide greater resources for kinship caregivers

State Rep. Bronna Kahle has cosponsored bipartisan legislation to provide better access to support services for Michigan’s kinship caregivers. Kinship caregivers are extended relatives, such as grandparents, or family friends, such as godparents, who have a kinship bond with a child who step up to become the primary caregiver for that child when his or…

Rep. Kahle offers testimony for advancing measure honoring fallen Michigan state trooper

State Rep. Bronna Kahle, of Adrian, today provided testimony and support before the House Transportation Committee on her plan to designate a portion of M-52 as the “Trooper Byron J. Erickson Memorial Highway.” Trooper Erickson died on July 31, 1993 from injuries suffered about four weeks earlier in a vehicle crash near Tecumseh while in pursuit of a suspected auto thief. Trooper Erickson, 36, was the 44th Michigan state…

Rep. Kahle: Invest in what matters most – without tax increases

One of the Michigan Legislature’s most important jobs is to approve a state budget. These decisions affect everyone in Lenawee County in countless ways – from the roads we drive on, to the schools our children attend, to how our friends, families and neighbors get the help they need when they need it most. Gov….

Human trafficking is hiding in plain sight

By State Rep. Bronna Kahle Throughout my life, I have felt a personal calling to fight for and protect the vulnerable. In many capacities within my professional career, including as a small business owner serving those in need of in-home care, in my role as director of the Adrian Senior Center, and with my involvement…

Kahle: Michigan must focus on reducing Adverse Childhood Experiences

State Rep. Bronna Kahle has voiced her support for a resolution declaring Adverse Childhood Experiences a critical health issue in Michigan. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention defines Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) as any type of abuse, neglect and other potentially traumatic experience that occurs to people under the age of 18. ACEs can…

Kahle: Governor puts government bureaucracy ahead of local schools

State Rep. Bronna Kahle, of Adrian, today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s veto of Senate Bill 294. The plan would have exempted outside viewing areas, such as athletic field press boxes, from unnecessary heating requirements – saving school districts in Lenawee County and across the state from increased construction costs…