Rep. Miller to host local office hours

State Rep. Aaron Miller of Sturgis will host district office hours on Monday, Jan. 28 to meet with local residents of the 59th District. “This is a great opportunity to directly hear your thoughts and questions about state government,” Rep. Miller said. “As your voice in Lansing, it is a top priority to be accessible…

Rep. Miller ceremoniously sworn into office

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Aaron Miller of Sturgis was ceremoniously sworn into his third term of office on Wednesday by Michigan State Supreme Court Justice Stephen J. Markman. Rep. Miller represents the 59th District, which covers St. Joseph County, the city of Dowagiac, and the townships of Calvin, Jefferson, La Grange, Marcellus, Mason, Newberg, Penn,…

Rep. Miller: Plan brings accountability, transparency to petition drives

State Rep. Aaron Miller said a plan approved this week by the Michigan House will provide more transparency for voters and enhance the integrity of the state’s citizen petition initiative process. The bills – sponsored by both Republicans and Democrats – make much-needed improvements to Michigan’s grassroots lawmaking process while boosting accountability and giving voters…

Rep. Miller appointed to key role helping move Michigan forward

State Rep. Aaron Miller of Sturgis has been appointed to a key role helping determine the policy priorities of Michigan House Republicans for the upcoming 2019-20 session. Miller was appointed chair of the Policy Action Plan Committee by Speaker-elect Lee Chatfield. The temporary panel will help collect policy ideas to help build the House Republican…

Rep. Miller announces local office hours for late September

State Rep. Aaron Miller of Sturgis today announced his in-district office hours with local residents for late September. Rep. Miller will hold office hours at the following times and locations: Friday, Sept. 28: 4 to 5:30 p.m. at The Baker’s Rhapsody, 144 S. Front Street in Dowagiac. Saturday, Sept. 29: 8 to 9:30 a.m. at…

Rep. Miller meets with Constantine students for Constitution Day

  PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Aaron Miller celebrated Constitution Day on Sept. 17 with Constantine Middle School students. Rep. Miller handed out copies of the Constitution and helped lead student discussion groups. This is the fourth consecutive year Rep. Miller has held a similar event on Constitution Day. The day is a federal observance marking…

Rep. Miller joins law enforcement officers for Michigan House Sept. 11 ceremony

  PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Aaron Miller of Sturgis was joined by local law enforcement officers for the Michigan House’s Sept. 11 Memorial Service. Pictured from left are St. Joseph County Capt. Jason Bingaman, St. Joseph County Undersheriff Mark Lillywhite, Rep. Miller, and Sturgis Director of Public Safety Geoff Smith. The observance held Sept. 6…

Governor signs Rep. Miller’s plan to solve farmers’ water withdrawal woes

State Rep. Aaron Miller’s plan to streamline the approval process for farmers who use irrigation to grow crops was signed into law today by Gov. Rick Snyder. Miller, of Sturgis, said the new law fixes a broken process previously used by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to review water well applications. “Government inefficiency was…

Rep. Miller plan to help new teachers signed into law

Legislator: Educators should be focused on students, classrooms State Rep. Aaron Miller today announced his plan to help new teachers be focused on students, and not on unreasonable certification requirements, has been signed into law. “The time new teachers spend during the first few years of working with students is invaluable, but instead we’re forcing…

Rep. Miller says state budget boosts public safety

More troopers on roads, improved laboratory equipment   State Rep. Aaron Miller recently voted for a state budget that reins in government spending and pays down debt while investing in public safety measures to better protect hard-working taxpayers and their families. Rep. Miller, of Sturgis, who chairs the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State Police, said…

Senate approves Rep. Miller plan to help new teachers

Legislation will allow educators to focus on students, not licensing The state Senate today unanimously approved state Rep. Aaron Miller’s plan to eliminate burdensome requirements to educators, giving new teachers more time to work with students in the classroom. New teachers are issued a standard (formerly called a provisional) teaching certificate with a professional certificate…

Rep. Miller announces June office hours

State Rep. Aaron Miller of Sturgis today announced his monthly in-district office hours with local residents. “I enjoy connecting with the people in my community and hear what matters most to them,” Rep. Miller said. “It is important I am accessible to everyone.” Rep. Miller will hold office hours at the following times and locations:…