Rep. Vaupel: State budget prioritizes education funding

Spending plan also boosts smaller school districts State Rep. Hank Vaupel today voted for a state budget that puts emphasis on education, spending a record amount on K-12 schools and helping smaller districts bridge a funding gap that has existed for decades. Vaupel, of Handy Township, said the Legislature has focused on improving education funding,…

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Rep. Vaupel to host in-district office hours on June 16

State Rep. Hank Vaupel of Handy Township will host office hours in Fowlerville, Hartland and Howell on Friday, June 16. Rep. Vaupel will meet with residents at the following locations: Fowlerville: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Fowlerville Farms, 941 S. Grand Ave.; Hartland: 4 to 5 p.m. at Kahuna Coffee, 1836 Old U.S. Highway 23;…

Rep. Vaupel announces Free Fishing Weekend

State Rep. Hank Vaupel of Handy Township encourages Livingston County residents to get out and enjoy Free Fishing Weekend on June 10 and 11. “This is a great way to increase tourism in Michigan for the weekend,” Rep. Vaupel said. “I hope everyone will take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy Michigan’s beautiful weather and fish…

Vaupel bill provides increased support for parents of children with spina bifida

Health Policy Committee approves bill A bill sponsored by state Rep. Hank Vaupel to provide information and support for parents of children diagnosed with spina bifida was approved today by the House Health Policy Committee. Parents whose children are initially diagnosed with spina bifida have many questions. This legislation calls on the Department of Health…

Rep. Vaupel testifies on insurance claims reform bill

State Rep. Hank Vaupel testified before the House Insurance Committee today, supporting his legislation that clarifies how and when claims are filed under the Michigan Assigned Claims Plan (MACP). “Anyone seeking personal injury protection benefits can face a confusing and uneven process, whether no insurance applies to the injury or multiple insurers,” said Vaupel, of…

Rep. Vaupel to host in-district office hours on May 19

State Rep. Hank Vaupel of Handy Township will host office hours in Fowlerville, Hartland and Howell on Friday, May 19. Rep. Vaupel will meet with residents at the following locations: Fowlerville: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Fowlerville Farms, 941 S. Grand Ave.; Hartland: 4 to 5 p.m. at Kahuna Coffee, 1836 Old U.S. Highway 23;…

Vaupel’s bill removing vignettes from ballot gains House approval

State Rep. Hank Vaupel, of Handy Township, today praised his colleagues in the Michigan House of Representatives for approving legislation he sponsored to remove political party icons from the ballot. Vaupel said vignettes are small icons representing political parties first added to the ballot in the 1890s, but ballots have changed drastically since then. “Vignettes…

House panel approves Vaupel resolution eliminating age limits on judges

A resolution introduced by state Rep. Hank Vaupel, of Fowlerville, to remove age limitations currently placed on judges was approved today by the House Judiciary Committee. Currently, the Michigan Constitution requires state justices and judges to retire after they turn 70. Vaupel’s resolution proposes a constitutional amendment to eliminate the mandatory retirement age. “This legislation…

Rep. Vaupel to host in-district office hours April 21

State Rep. Hank Vaupel of Handy Township will host office hours in Fowlerville, Hartland and Howell on Friday, April 21. Rep. Vaupel will meet with residents at the following locations: Fowlerville: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Fowlerville Farms, 941 S. Grand Ave.; Hartland: 4 to 5 p.m. at Kahuna Coffee, 1836 Old U.S. Highway 23;…

Rep. Vaupel supports educational choice for high school students

State Rep. Hank Vaupel, of Fowlerville, today voted in support of merit curriculum legislation that will give high school students more flexibility in their education choices on the way to qualifying for high school graduation. “We have the opportunity to help our children in high school and beyond,” Vaupel said. “This legislation is a necessary…