Rep. Maturen’s real estate transfer tax fairness measure signed into law

State Rep. David Maturen’s plan providing equity related to a tax charged when people sell real estate is now part of Michigan law. A seller whose home has lost value generally does not have to pay Michigan’s real estate transfer tax. Maturen’s new law – signed by Gov. Rick Snyder this week – will extend…

Rep. Maturen welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

                        PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Dave Maturen welcomed Pastor James Sunnock to the state Capitol to give today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives.  Sunnock is the lead pastor of Victory Life Church in Battle Creek.  Joining them at the rostrum is Speaker…

Rep. Maturen supports plan to commemorate former state Rep. Peter A. Pettalia

Legislation renames portion of U.S. 23 in Presque Isle County State Rep. David Maturen this week voted with the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to rename a portion of U.S 23 in Presque Isle County between Maple Drive and Misiak Highway as the Peter A. Pettalia Memorial Highway. Former state Rep. Peter A. Pettalia lost…

Reps. Maturen, Cochran introduce bipartisan plan to protect pollinators

State Reps. David Maturen and Tom Cochran today introduced a bipartisan plan to help protect bees and other pollinators vital to Michigan’s agricultural industry. Maturen said many of Michigan’s food crops – including apples, cherries, blueberries and alfalfa – depend on pollinators, but bees and other pollinator populations are in rapid decline. “Michigan honey bees…

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…