Reps. Miller and Chatfield introduce Religious Freedom Day resolution

Resolution for Uplifting Faith and Freedom in America State Rep. Aaron Miller of Sturgis today joined Rep. Lee Chatfield of Levering to introduce House Resolution 223 observing Jan. 16, 2018 as Religious Freedom Day in Michigan. Religious Freedom Day commemorates the anniversary of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, written by Thomas Jefferson. This statute…

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Rep. Miller optimistic after revenue estimating conference

State Rep. Aaron Miller today said Michigan will continue steady economic growth after the House and Senate Appropriations committees received the Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference report, which is the first look at the upcoming economic forecast. The report was compiled by the House and Senate Fiscal agencies and the state budget director. It predicts Michigan’s…

Rep. Miller announces grant for Marcellus water management

State Rep. Aaron Miller today announced the village of Marcellus will receive a grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to improve its storm water and wastewater capabilities. Miller, of Sturgis, said the DEQ grants money to local communities to assist in the planning, design and testing of storm water and wastewater facilities. A…

Rep. Miller underscores impactful legislation in 2017

State Rep. Aaron Miller today commended strides made by the Michigan Legislature in the first year of his second term serving residents of St. Joseph and Cass Counties. Miller chairs the House Committee on Election and Ethics and serves on the Appropriations Committee, where he is a member of four subcommittees. Miller proudly chairs the…

Rep. Miller: State recommends grants for three recreational projects

State Rep. Aaron Miller today announced a state agency has recommended funding for three projects to enhance local recreational opportunities. Miller, of Sturgis, said the Natural Resources Trust Fund Board has suggested funding for a land acquisition and two improvement projects at local parks. Funding for the projects is comprised of revenue from the lease…

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Governor signs Rep. Miller bill eliminating election loophole

State representatives and senators who resign from office will not be allowed to run in the special election called to fill their seats after legislation introduced by state Rep. Aaron Miller was recently signed into law. Miller, who chairs the House Elections and Ethics Committee, said the legislation was drafted to close a loophole used…

Rep. Miller schedules end of year office hours

  State Rep. Aaron Miller of Sturgis today announced in-district office hours with local residents. “The feedback I receive at these meetings is the most important tool I have when representing the district in Lansing,” Rep. Miller said. “I encourage anyone with concerns or ideas about state or local government to join me for coffee…

Rep. Miller: Efforts to reduce insurance costs for Michigan drivers must continue

State Rep. Aaron Miller of Sturgis today said he will continue exploring options to lower car insurance prices for all Michigan drivers. Miller voted ‘yes’ on House Bill 5013, which would guarantee lower car insurance rates for all Michigan drivers — with the greatest savings going to seniors. The bill did not pass in a…

Rep. Miller: It’s time to end driver responsibility fees

Bipartisan legislation includes forgiveness of outstanding debt   State Rep. Aaron Miller today joined a bipartisan majority of his House colleagues in approving legislation ending the senseless driver responsibility fees and forgiving outstanding debt resulting from the fees. Miller, of Sturgis, said ending of the fees lifts a heavy financial burden off hundreds of thousands…

Rep. Miller hails library initiative as positive for southern areas of district

State Rep. Aaron Miller today voted for a bill that paves the way for Michigan to join the Interstate Library Compact and allow local libraries to enter into agreements for full access to libraries across state lines. Currently, Michigan is not a member and residents who live close to state borders have been denied the…

Miller supports bills protecting tax dollars from futile recount requests

State Rep. Aaron Miller, chair of the House Elections and Ethics Committee, today voted to advance two measures to protect taxpayers from footing the bill for recounts in elections that are not closely contested. “The ridiculous 2016 recount charade for which Michigan taxpayers were forced to foot the bill shows just how important it is…