Governor signs Vaupel’s bill removing vignettes from ballot

State Rep. Hank Vaupel’s legislation to remove outdated political party icons from the ballot has been signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder. Small images representing political parties, called vignettes, have appeared on ballots in Michigan since the the 1890s, Vaupel said, but elections have improved since then and the icons are no longer needed…

House mental health task force to meet in Grand Rapids

            The Michigan House mental health task force will hold its next meeting on Thursday, Aug. 17 at Hope Network in Grand Rapids, announced state Reps. Klint Kesto and Hank Vaupel, the task force co-chairs.             The bipartisan House C.A.R.E.S. task force is comprised of seven Republicans and seven Democrats seeking to explore ways to…

House mental health task force will host first meeting in Livingston County

The Michigan House’s mental health task force will hold its first public meeting on Monday, July 31 at Livingston County’s EMS Building in Howell, announced state Rep. Hank Vaupel, the task force co-chair. The bipartisan task force, unveiled earlier this week, is comprised of seven Republicans and seven Democrats seeking to explore ways to enable…

Michigan House announces bipartisan mental health task force

Panel to examine issues affecting state’s most vulnerable residents  State Reps. Hank Vaupel and Klint Kesto will lead a Michigan House task force to explore ways to enable Michigan residents facing mental health challenges to live happier, healthier and more independent lives, Speaker Tom Leonard announced today. Leonard appointed Vaupel and Kesto to co-chair the…

Rep. Vaupel to host in-district office hours on July 21

State Rep. Hank Vaupel of Handy Township will host office hours in Fowlerville, Hartland and Howell on Friday, July 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: 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;…