Rep. Vaupel testifies on plan to benefit, promote Michigan equine industry

State Rep. Hank Vaupel this week testified before the House Agriculture Committee in support of his plan to create the Michigan Equine Commission and improve the education, research and promotion of the equine industry. He said the goal of the commission would be to increase the visibility of the equine industry in our state which…

Vaupel, committee help raise awareness for human trafficking in Michigan

State Rep. Hank Vaupel, chair of the House Health Policy Committee, today participated in a joint committee with the Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services to increase awareness about human trafficking in Michigan. Human trafficking is one of the fastest-growing crimes in the world, second only to drug trafficking as the most profitable form…

Rep. Vaupel: Michigan’s ‘chomping at the bit’ to modernize gaming industry

Legislature advances plan increasing revenue, boosting agricultural industry The state House today gave final legislative approval to state Rep. Hank Vaupel’s plan allowing people to use updated technologies for wagering on horse racing, further helping the state’s agricultural industry. The overwhelming, bipartisan vote brings Michigan one step closer to updating the way gaming is conducted…

Rep. Vaupel fights for solutions to address high cost of prescriptions

State Rep. Hank Vaupel spoke this week at a rally in Detroit advocating for lower prescription drug prices. Vaupel, of Fowlerville, joined a bipartisan group of state lawmakers including Sen. Ruth Johnson, House Representatives Kevin Hertel, John Chirkun and federal lawmakers to voice his support for legislation in Lansing and in Washington D.C. that would…

House panel hears Vaupel plan removing veteran license plate fees

The House Military, Veterans and Homeland Security Committee today heard testimony on state Rep. Hank Vaupel’s plan eliminating the service fee for a Vietnam War specialty license plate. Vaupel’s measure is part of a bipartisan, five-bill package removing the $5 service fee for various veteran and military license plates. “Our military members are returning from…

Michigan squarely in the saddle with Vaupel’s modernized gaming reforms

House advances proposal to increase revenue, boost agricultural industry The Michigan House of Representatives today approved state Rep. Hank Vaupel’s plan allowing people to use updated technologies for wagering on horse racing, further helping the state’s agricultural industry. Vaupel’s measure is part of a wide-ranging bipartisan plan updating the way gaming is conducted and regulated…

Reps. Vaupel, Hertel host opioid overdose response training event for legislators

State Reps. Hank Vaupel (R-Fowlerville) and Kevin Hertel (D-St. Clair Shores), co-chairs of the House Pharmacy Caucus, hosted a bipartisan event Wednesday to train legislators and their staff on the proper opioid overdose response methods. The training session was instructed by Michele Wagner, President of Mitchell’s Hope, an organization she established to raise awareness, end…

Vaupel supports bipartisan record funding plan for Michigan students

State Rep. Hank Vaupel, of Fowlerville, today voted in support of the Legislature’s school aid budget, which includes the largest-ever investment for Michigan students in the state’s history. The budget provides a total of $15.2 billion for K-12 schools. Under the bipartisan plan, per-pupil funding would increase for every student in Michigan by $120 to…

House adopts Vaupel’s resolution urging Congress to allow Medicaid for inmates

State Rep. Hank Vaupel’s resolution urging Congress to allow jail and prison inmates to qualify for Medicaid coverage has been approved by the Michigan House. Vaupel, of Fowlerville, said a federal policy prohibits the payment of federal Medicaid matching dollars for medical services provided to prison inmates, even if they were previously covered by Medicaid….

Rep. Vaupel will not support Whitmer’s plan for 45-cent gas tax hike

House roads plan focuses on efficient spending, not increased taxes State Rep. Hank Vaupel, of Fowlerville, today called Gov. Whitmer’s comments toward the Legislature unnecessary and deceiving. “The governor claims the House’s plan to fix the roads is unrealistic, but her plan forces drivers to pay the highest gas taxes in the nation – there’s…

Rep. Vaupel: Continuity of care critical for inmates with mental health problems

Resolution calls on Congress to end Medicaid inmate exclusion policy State Rep. Hank Vaupel testified today before the House Judiciary Committee in support of his resolution urging Congress to allow jail and prison inmates to qualify for Medicaid coverage. Vaupel, of Fowlerville, said a federal policy prohibits the payment of federal Medicaid matching dollars for…