Rep. Maturen supports legislation to protect bicyclists in Michigan

State Rep. David Maturen with the Michigan House last week voted in favor of two bills that would help protect bicyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians on Michigan roads. “Bicyclists and motorcyclists deaths have spiked in Michigan and we must do something about it,” said Maturen, of Vicksburg. “This legislation helps keep drivers aware of the presence…

Rep. Maturen’s resolution names April as County Government Month

State Rep. David Maturen of Vicksburg introduced a resolution on Thursday to name April as County Government Month in the state of Michigan. The resolution was unanimously adopted by the House of Representatives. “The important role our county government officials hold is often overlooked,” Rep. Maturen said. “They are responsible for a variety of duties….

Rep. Maturen votes for plan to boost road repairs across Michigan

Plan includes money specifically for Calhoun and Kalamazoo counties Rep. David Maturen of Vicksburg today helped the state House approve more money for immediate road repairs across Michigan. The $175 million bill provides additional money for road preservation and construction as early as this summer, giving Michigan’s road repairs – including those in Calhoun and…

Rep. Maturen votes to end punitive driver responsibility fees

Legislation also forgives outstanding debt   State Rep. David Maturen today voted for a bipartisan legislative package to end driver responsibility fees on Oct. 1 and forgive all outstanding debt associated with the fees. Maturen, of Vicksburg, said he voted for the bills because too many families have been burdened with the senseless fees since…

Rep. Maturen supports bill to honor fallen Comstock Fire Chief Ed Switalski

Legislation renames portion of I-94 in Kalamazoo County State Rep. David Maturen along with the Michigan House on Wednesday unanimously supported a bill to rename a portion of Interstate 94 in Kalamazoo County as the Chief Ed Switalski Memorial Highway. Comstock Township Fire Chief Ed Switalski was killed in the line of duty while responding…

Rep. Maturen issues statement on Supreme Court ‘dark store’ ruling

State Rep. David Maturen of Vicksburg today issued the following statement after the Michigan Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from Menard Inc. in the ‘dark store’ tax case involving the City of Escanaba: “The Supreme Court made the right decision to leave the Court of Appeals ruling intact. It is a clear victory…

Rep. Maturen welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

PHOTO: State Rep. David Maturen, right, welcomed the Rev. Dr. Mark W. Jennings, center, from the First Presbyterian Church in Richland to the state Capitol to give today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. House tradition calls for a representative or a clergy member to begin each day’s session with a prayer. Speaker Tom…

Rep. Maturen introduces bills to help military veterans with taxes, ID cards

State Rep. David Maturen of Vicksburg today introduced legislation to assist military veterans with their taxes and waive a fee related to state of Michigan identification cards. “Our veterans have sacrificed to maintain our freedoms and our way of life here in Michigan and across the United States,” said Maturen, who himself served in the…

Rep. Maturen: Time is ticking to stop spread of Asian carp

State Rep. Dave Maturen today thanked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for releasing its long-awaited report on Asian carp and urged all parties involved to quickly implement a plan to prevent the highly invasive fish from entering the Great Lakes. The Army Corps of Engineers study assessed the viability of establishing various control mechanisms…

Rep. Maturen calls on feds to release Brandon Road study

Legislator: ‘Swift action required to prevent spread of Asian carp’ State Rep. David Maturen, of Vicksburg, today called on the federal government to release the results of a study assessing the viability of establishing a control mechanism at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam to prevent Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes. Maturen, who…

Rep. Maturen remembers Kalamazoo victims during Bike Month

Resolution declares May as bike month in Michigan State Rep. David Maturen has co-sponsored a resolution to name May 2017 as Bike Month in the State of Michigan. “Cycling is a great way to spend time with family and friends outdoors during the summer,” said Maturen, R-Vicksburg. “Just less than a year ago, tragedy struck…