Rep. Theis named chair of House Insurance Committee

State Rep. Lana Theis, of Brighton, was today appointed to serve as the chair of the House Insurance Committee by Speaker Tom Leonard. “I’m humbled by the opportunity to serve the people of Michigan in this role,” said Rep. Theis. “I will work with my colleagues to create insurance reforms that reflect the needs of…

Rep. Theis maintains perfect voting record

State Rep. Lana Theis maintained a perfect voting record during her first term as a state representative in 2015-2016. “It is my duty to show up on behalf of the residents of our district,” said Theis, R-Brighton. “I’m honored to have this responsibility and I’m proud that I did not miss a single vote.” Theis…

Rep. Theis welcomes Pearl Harbor survivor to House floor

State Rep. Lana Theis today welcomed Pearl Harbor survivor U.S. Army Sgt. Dan Bloomfield of Midland to the House floor today. Bloomfield, 95, is one of three remaining survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor, which happened 75 years ago today. He was recognized with a state tribute presented to him by the governor. “I…

Theis opposes legislation that allows Capitol expansion projects to happen quietly

  State Rep. Lana Theis today voted no on legislation which includes open-ended language she believes could allow for unnecessary expansion projects outside of the original scope of intended renovations for the State Capitol building. “I want the Legislature to be forthright about what the intentions for these Capitol improvement projects,” said Theis, R-Brighton. “The…

Rep. Theis elected to 2017-18 House leadership position

Brighton lawmaker will serve as assistant majority floor leader State Rep. Lana Theis was today elected to serve as assistant majority floor leader for the 2017-2018 legislative session of the Michigan House of Representatives. “It’s a great honor to be selected by my colleagues to serve as a member of the House leadership team next…

Rep. Theis welcomes ‘Rep. for a Day’ contest winner to the Capitol

State Rep. Lana Theis today hosted a very special guest in Lansing when Chase Fajack of Brighton joined the lawmaker as “Representative for a Day.” Chase, who attends Spencer Elementary, was selected as a winner of Rep. Theis’ summer reading contest. The reading contest—which took place between June and September—invited elementary school students to fill…

Rep. Theis supports DPS funding and reforms

State Rep. Lana Theis, R-Brighton, today voted for legislation to fund and reform the Detroit Public School District. The agreed upon Detroit Public Schools (DPS) package provides the district with the financial resources it needs to avoid bankruptcy and continue its constitutional duty to educate students across Michigan. Rep. Theis issued the following statement regarding…

Rep. Theis hosts Youth Olympic gold medalist at the Capitol

State Rep. Lana Theis this week welcomed gold medalist Jake Vedder of Pinckney to the Michigan House floor. Vedder recently won gold for the United States at the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway. Vedder, 18, who won the men’s Snowboard Cross event in February joined Rep. Theis at the Capitol during his visit to Lansing,…

Lawmakers: New state education board LGBTQ policy erodes parental rights

Concerned parents, public must be able to stop potential changes A group of House lawmakers today condemned a draft policy initiative by the Michigan State Board of Education that could allow students to use any school restroom they choose and allow male students to try out for girls’ sports teams, all while keeping parents in…

Rep. Theis releases statement on DPS

The House today approved a bill to provide Detroit Public Schools with $48.7 million in emergency supplemental funding to keep their doors open for the remainder of the school year. State Rep. Lana Theis, R-Brighton, made the following statement on the bill’s passage: “I want to stress that there will be heavy accountability measures associated…

Rep. Theis welcomes reading contest winner to Capitol

  State Rep. Lana Theis today hosted a very special guest when Hannah and Olivia Beam of Hornug Elementary in Brighton joined the lawmaker at the Capitol. Hannah (right) was selected as the winner of Rep. Theis’ summer reading contest. The reading contest—which took place between May and August of 2015—invited elementary school students to…

Michigan police officers no longer need permit to acquire pistol

Rep. Theis bill removing ‘redundant’ requirement signed into law by Gov. Snyder Gov. Rick Snyder today signed into law a measure exempting currently employed and certified police officers from the requirement that they must obtain a purchase license before buying a pistol. Introduced by state Rep. Lana Theis, the legislation extends to police officers a…