Rep. Bizon says education, health care among priorities

State Rep. Dr. John Bizon of Battle Creek emphasized education and health care as highlights of the 2017-18 House Republican Action Plan released today. The wide-ranging plan lists top priorities over the next two years to help continue Michigan’s economic growth and improve the quality of life for residents across the state. Michigan is making…

Bizon, Jones introduce bills to create African-American Affairs Commission

State Rep. Dr. John Bizon and state Sen. Rick Jones have introduced legislation to establish an African-American Affairs Commission in Michigan. “It’s important for the state to take into consideration the entirety of our population,” said Bizon, of Battle Creek. “This commission will address specifically the needs of our African-American community, making sure they are…

Rep. Bizon hosts coffee hours in Albion, Battle Creek

State Rep. Dr. John Bizon will host coffee hours this month in Albion and Battle Creek. The details: 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17 at Maria’s Garden Family Restaurant located at 1410 N. Eaton St. in Albion. 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 at The Pancake House located at 185 Capital…

Rep. Bizon: Step up to support heart health for women

State Rep. Dr. John Bizon of Battle Creek encouraged support today for efforts aimed at improving heart health, particularly among women. The first step? Wear red on Friday – National Wear Red Day – to show support for research related to cardiovascular health. Bizon co-sponsored a resolution approved by the Michigan House to declare Feb….

Rep. Bizon continues quest for more state government transparency

State Rep. Dr. John Bizon of Battle Creek today renewed his efforts to make Michigan’s state government more open and accountable. Bizon joined a bipartisan coalition in the Michigan House announcing a proposal to make Michigan’s governor and lieutenant governor subject to the Freedom of Information Act. The proposal also calls for a similar disclosure…

Bizon to chair two House Appropriations subcommittees

State Rep. Dr. John Bizon, of Battle Creek, will chair two key subcommittees of the House Appropriations Committee, Speaker Tom Leonard announced today. Bizon – an ear, nose and throat doctor for nearly four decades – will chair the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Medicaid during the 2017-18 legislative term. The U.S. Air Force veteran also…

Bizon: House improves transparency with online salary information

State Rep. Dr. John Bizon, of Battle Creek, today announced the Michigan House is making salaries of representatives and their staff members public and easily accessible online, a step he says will lead to a more accountable and transparent state government. Bizon said taxpayers deserve to know how their money is spent. “This is a…

Rep. Bizon welcomes local residents to State of the State address

State Rep. Dr. John Bizon, R-Battle Creek, on Tuesday welcomed Battle Creek City Commissioner Deb Owens, at left, as his guest for Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address. Calhoun County resident Jeannie Burchfield also joined Rep. Bizon at the address. The governor gives the speech annually in the House chamber to detail his…

Rep. Bizon maintains perfect voting record in 2016

State Rep. Dr. John Bizon, R-Battle Creek, completed his first two years in office with a perfect voting record, taking part in each of the 1,261 roll-call votes during the 2015-16 legislative session. “The House has considered many important issues during the past two years, and I’m proud to be able to say I didn’t…

Senate approves Rep. Bizon measure to encourage economic development in Springfield

The Michigan Senate today unanimously approved a bill authored by Rep. John Bizon to help foster economic development in Calhoun County by allowing a parcel of unused state land to be transferred to the city of Springfield. House Bill 5571, introduced by Bizon, requires the State Administrative Board to convey a parcel of land currently…

Reps. Bizon, Maturen honor Cora Belle Anderson

Portrait unveiled for first woman, Native American to serve in Michigan House State Reps. David Maturen and Dr. John Bizon today attended a portrait unveiling in honor of Cora Belle Reynolds Anderson, the first woman and the first Native American to serve in the Michigan House of Representatives. The Anderson House Office Building, where the…

Rep. Bizon supports bill on water line replacement

State Rep. Dr. John Bizon joined a number of legislators in co-sponsoring House Bill 5860, introduced today to help local governments replace water lines made of lead or other materials that might pose a danger to people. The bill, introduced by Rep. Holly Hughes, R-Montague, allows the Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund, administered by the…