Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: April 16, 2018

Last week, I spoke at an Opiate Awareness Forum at the Fowlerville UB Church hosted by the Fowlerville Police Department. Awareness is critical to finding solutions and offering help to those who need it, and it was encouraging to see the great cooperation shown from local leaders, law enforcement, and organizations. I was honored to…

Rep. Vaupel welcomes state champion hockey team to Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Hank Vaupel of Fowlerville welcomed the Hartland High School hockey team to the Capitol on Thursday. The Hartland Eagles won the 2018 state championship, and Rep. Vaupel recognized their achievement with a state tribute.

Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: April 9, 2018

Over the past week, I attended numerous meetings throughout the district. At the Hartland Township board meeting, I heard a report on the HERO (Hartland Enrichment and Recreation Organization) Teen Center. The organization provides local students opportunities to improve their educational and recreational pursuits. It was great to hear about the beneficial work being done…

Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: April 2, 2018

I recently joined Congressman Mike Bishop as he hosted a public presentation and discussion on the opioid crisis. The event was held at Putnam Township Hall, and I served as a panelist alongside other local officials. I explained some of the original contributors to the crisis and discussed solutions to improve the situation moving forward….

Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: March 26, 2018

I attended several events throughout the district this week. The Livingston County Human Services Collaborative Body (HSCB) held its annual meeting during which the subcommittees reported on the past year. The HSCB is designed to support health and human services in our area.  It was great to hear the many success stories from the subcommittees….

Rep. Vaupel: Livingston County will receive additional road funding

$175M more coming statewide without new taxes or fees State Rep. Hank Vaupel of Fowlerville this week said additional road repair money is headed to Livingston County and to the village of Fowlerville and the city of Howell for immediate use this year. Vaupel supported a new law providing $175 million in transportation funding statewide…

Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: March 19, 2018

PHOTO INFORMATION: From left, Rep. Hank Vaupel congratulates Katie Times, one of the winners of the Fowlerville 4th of July Chili-Cook Off, along with fellow competition judges Mike Kelly and Paul Harmon at the fundraising event.   I delivered testimony on Wednesday in the House Health Policy Committee in support of legislation I introduced to make…

Rep. Vaupel calls for transparency in prescription drug prices

PHOTO: Rep. Vaupel chairs the committee as legislators and industry experts discuss his legislation. Measure would require more oversight of prescription drug manufacturers State Rep. Hank Vaupel delivered testimony before the House Health Policy Committee in support of legislation he introduced to make prescription drug prices more transparent. “People should not have to ration their…

Rep. Vaupel posts perfect voting record and budget management

State Rep. Hank Vaupel of Fowlerville finished 2017 with a perfect voting record, taking part in all 511 roll call votes last year. “The people of the 47th District deserve a consistent and reliable voice in the Michigan Legislature, and I am honored to fill the role,” Rep. Vaupel said. Additionally, despite extensive work on…

Governor signs Rep. Vaupel’s bill allowing safer, more humane animal euthanasia

Rep. Hank Vaupel of Fowlerville announced today that two of his legislative proposals were recently signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder. The first allows additional types of tranquilizers to be used for safer and more humane euthanasia at animal control and shelter facilities. The drugs could be used early in the euthanasia process as…

Rep. Vaupel’s bill allowing more humane, safer animal euthanasia headed to governor

The Michigan House today gave final legislative approval to state Rep. Hank Vaupel’s bill providing more humane options for euthanizing badly injured or sick animals. The legislation is headed to Gov. Rick Snyder for his consideration. The bill allows stronger tranquilizers to be used early in the euthanasia process to better calm and immobilize animals….

Rep. Vaupel votes to provide tax relief to Michigan families, seniors

Package heads to Senate for consideration   State Rep. Hank Vaupel voted this week to approve a package of bills aimed at providing substantial income tax relief for families and seniors. The bills continue and increase personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents on their income taxes, while providing additional relief for senior citizens….