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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…

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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…

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Rep. Bizon honors military officials from Battle Creek at Capitol ceremony

Rep. Dr. John Bizon met with Master Sgt. Sherilyn Swisher of Battle Creek and Master Sgt. Devon Lavengood of Battle Creek during a ceremony at the state Capitol today. Rep. Bizon, a U.S. Air Force veteran, met with the two District 62 residents before the House approved House Resolution 227. The resolution recognizes the achievements…

Landmark measure introduced by Rep. Bizon helps improve government transparency

After nearly a year of hard work, Rep. Dr. John Bizon’s push for increased transparency in Michigan’s government has found success. Today, the state House approved a 10-bill reform plan, including House Bill 5471 sponsored by Rep. Bizon. “During a tele-town hall with constituents, a large majority of people from Calhoun County told me they…

Rep. Bizon: Albion Marshall school merger offers new opportunities to students

Across Michigan, serious efforts have been made to improve education across the state. Earlier this year, Lansing released the largest education budget in state history for the 2016-17 school year, giving each school in Michigan a funding increase. Locally, a big step toward improvement for students is the Albion-Marshall school merger. With the approval of…

Rep. Bizon-sponsored Baby Safety Month resolution approved

Today, Rep. Dr. John Bizon introduced House Resolution 333 to declare September 2016 as Baby Safety Month in the state of Michigan. Baby Safety Month was initiated to educate parents and caregivers on the importance of the safe use and selection of juvenile products. “This month is dedicated to raising awareness of the hidden hazards…

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Rep. Bizon honors local heroes during 9/11 Memorial

State Rep. Dr. John Bizon was joined by special guests Battle Creek Chief of Police Jim Blocker, Battle Creek Police Officer Brad Gentry and Battle Creek Police Dispatcher Kelsey Hinkley for the annual Michigan House of Representatives 9/11 Memorial Service in Lansing today. The ceremony marked the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks…

Rep. Bizon’s First Responder Presumed Coverage Fund approved

The Michigan House this week approved Rep. Dr. John Bizon’s amendment appropriating $3 million to the First Responder Presumed Coverage Fund, meant to help firefighters afford treatment for job-related cancers. “I am excited to report that in the omnibus that just passed, we had the $3 million allocation to the fund,” said Rep. Bizon, R-Battle…

Rep. Bizon encourages families to do Free Fishing Weekend

State Rep. Dr. John Bizon today said June 11 and 12 is Free Fishing Weekend in Michigan, and encourages people to take advantage of the event by heading out to one of the local lakes, rivers or streams. During Free Fishing Weekend, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources waives all fishing license fees for two…

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House approves Rep. Bizon bill for conveyance of Calhoun County property

The House approved a bill authored by Rep. John Bizon, R-Battle Creek, that would convey a parcel of state land to the city of Springfield. “This is legislation that was needed to correct an outdated conveyance, which reverted the land back to the state because it did not meet its intended purpose within a specific…