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….

Rep. Vaupel supports sales tax relief bill to help Michigan families

State Rep. Hank Vaupel today voted to accelerate sales tax relief for Michigan families buying motor vehicles by overriding a gubernatorial veto with his House colleagues. The House vote means additional tax relief for people buying cars, trucks and SUVs with a trade-in. Current law calls for phasing in planned sales and use tax deductions…

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

State Rep. Hank Vaupel of Fowlerville will host office hours in Fowlerville, Hartland and Howell on Friday, Jan. 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 Biggby Coffee, 11325 W. Highland Road; and Howell:…

Rep. Vaupel: State grant recommended for Unadilla Township trail project

State Rep. Hank Vaupel today announced improvements on a six-mile section of trail in Unadilla Township is included in a list of recreational grant recommendations from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund. Vaupel, of Fowlerville, said the project will expand recreational opportunities for local families as well as others who use the Lakelands Trail system….

Rep. Vaupel supports bills to expand skilled trade opportunities

State Rep. Hank Vaupel, of Fowlerville, recently voted for a bipartisan five-bill package to enhance skilled trade education in Michigan’s public schools. “This is an opportunity to help our children beyond high school while they’re still in the classroom,” Vaupel said. “Our mid-Michigan school districts will have more course flexibility, improved access to experienced instructors…

Rep. Vaupel to host in-district office hours on Dec. 15

State Rep. Hank Vaupel of Handy Township will host office hours in Fowlerville, Hartland and Howell on Friday, Dec. 15. 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: Flex Route will reduce US-23 traffic congestion north of Ann Arbor

New technology will promote safety and reduce drive time State Rep. Hank Vaupel today said the new Flex Route technology on US-23 just north of Ann Arbor would reduce travel time and improve safety for drivers. The new Flex Route system is a lane control system that uses cameras and electronic message boards to let…

House approves Rep. Vaupel’s bill allowing more humane, safer animal euthanasia

The Michigan House today approved state Rep. Hank Vaupel’s legislation to provide more humane options for euthanizing badly injured or sick animals. The bill would allow stronger tranquilizers to be used early in the euthanasia process when needed to better calm and immobilize animals. “The use of an immobilizing tranquilizer is sometimes the most humane…

Rep. Vaupel hosts ‘Rep for a Day’ winner at state Capitol

State Rep. Hank Vaupel of Handy Township hosted Zachary Kupec and his family at the Capitol on Wednesday to be a junior representative and experience the life of a Michigan state legislator. Students entered the contest by filling out a bookmark they received from their local library or school with as many books as they…