Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: August 13, 2018

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued a warning to not consume fish caught between the Huron River at Milford to the Huron River at Base Line and Portage lakes. This is due to elevated levels of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), the latter of which was discovered…

Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: August 6, 2018

As chair of the House Health Policy committee, I have been working hard preparing for the legislation we will be examining in committee this fall. Here are some of the bills that will be brought up for discussion: HB 6016-6023: Making various updates and changes to HIV laws; HB 5857: Requiring lockable vials for schedule…

Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: July 30, 2018

Buy Michigan Week is July 28-Aug. 5, and it is a great way for us to recognize the important contributions of our local businesses. Not only do they supply jobs and services to local residents, but they also give back to the community in many ways. From supporting charities to providing leadership for community growth…

Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: July 23, 2018

Next week is the 132nd Annual Fowlerville Family Fair. The fair serves as one of the largest local events each year, and it is a great way to enjoy the summer weather and all the community has to offer. A lot of hard work throughout the year goes into making the fair a success, and…

Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: July 16, 2018

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services recently announced it has seen an increase in bats testing positive for rabies. They reported 38 cases of animal rabies in Michigan for 2017, and most instances involved bats or skunks. Since bats are more active during the warm summer months, it is especially important to be…

Reading contest hosted by Rep. Vaupel underway

State Rep. Hank Vaupel of Fowlerville is holding his annual summer reading contest for students first through fifth grade. The contest concludes Sept. 1, where the winners will be invited to Lansing to be “Rep. for a Day.” “I am excited to host this reading program for the young people of our community,” Rep. Vaupel…

Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: July 9, 2018

I was honored to join Congressman Mike Bishop in recognizing a local act of heroism by Howell resident Michael Rodriguez. Last July, Michael rescued a man from a sinking car that he witnessed veering into a 9-foot-deep pond when the driver experienced a medical problem. Despite viewing himself as a poor swimmer, Michael courageously swam…

Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: July 2, 2018

On Sunday, I had the privilege of attending an Eagle Scout ceremony for John Blackstone of Troop 336. John is a recent graduate of Fowlerville High School, and he is an active part of our community. His Eagle Scout project was building a prayer garden in Conway Township, and I was proud to present a…

Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: June 25, 2018

The Michigan Department of Education announced the Library of Michigan is one of only four state library agencies to be selected for NASA@ My Library, a nationwide science-technology initiative that will increase and enhance STEM learning opportunities for library patrons throughout the nation, including geographic areas and populations currently underserved in STEM education. Collaborating with…

Reps. Vaupel, Theis call for resignation of District Court Judge Theresa Brennan

State Reps. Hank Vaupel and Lana Theis, who represent areas of Livingston County in the Michigan House, today jointly announced the need for District Court Judge Theresa Brennan to resign. “A resignation is necessary to maintain confidence in the judicial system in Livingston County,” said Vaupel, of Fowlerville. “Ongoing issues have long put in doubt…

Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: June 11, 2018

A measure to legalize the use of recreational marijuana in the state of Michigan will be on the November ballot state-wide given that the House took no action on the matter this week. The proposal we were presented with lacks the controls and regulations needed to ensure responsible implementation. House leadership decided, given the poorly…