Rep. Miller votes to boost funding for veterans courts

State Rep. Aaron Miller today voted in favor of a budget that provides additional funding for veterans courts. The House judiciary budget bill includes an additional $436,000 for specialty courts aimed at treating military veterans and active-duty personnel, bringing total funding to $936,000. “The men and women who serve in our military make enormous sacrifices,…

Rep. Miller approves Michigan State Police budget recommendations

Plan includes 100 new troopers and increased funding for 9-1-1 technology The state House continues its commitment to public safety across Michigan though a bill approved by the Michigan State Police (MSP) Budget Subcommittee. State Rep. Aaron Miller, of Sherman Township, who chairs the subcommittee, today approved the panel’s recommendations for the MSP 2017-18 budget. …

Rep. Miller approves largest education budget in state history

State Rep. Aaron Miller, of Sturgis, today voted to increase the state’s allocation for each individual student by $100 as part of a $14.3 billion education budget. “Our state’s future is based on our students and our classrooms,” said Miller, a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on School Aid. “That’s why I voted to…

Rep. Miller approves largest education budget in state history

State Rep. Aaron Miller, of Sturgis, today voted to increase the state’s allocation for each individual student by $100 as part of a $14.3 billion education budget. “Our state’s future is based on our students and our classrooms,” said Miller, a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on School Aid. “That’s why I voted to…

Rep. Aaron Miller schedules March district hours

State Rep. Aaron Miller of Sturgis today announced his monthly district meetings for local residents. Upon announcing his March district hours, Rep. Miller emphasized the importance of accountability and availability to people. “Accessibility goes hand-in-hand with good representation,” said Rep. Miller. “If anyone has questions, comments or ideas about state government, I highly encourage them…

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Rep. Miller: Government transparency is a House priority

State Rep. Aaron Miller today commended his House colleagues for joining him in approving landmark legislation that opens state government to more public scrutiny. Miller, of Sturgis, said the 11 bills make the governor and lieutenant governor subject to the Freedom of Information Act and creates a similar disclosure requirement for state representatives and senators…

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House approves Rep. Miller’s elections bill protecting taxpayers

State Rep. Aaron Miller, of Sturgis, today praised his colleagues in the Michigan House of Representatives for approving his legislation to prevent state representatives and senators who resign from office from running in the special election called to fill the seat. Miller, who chairs the House Elections and Ethics Committee, said the legislation simply clarifies…

Miller invites people to in-district office hours during February

State Rep. Aaron Miller today said he will host in-district office hours at six locations during February. Miller, from Sturgis, said he had planned on scheduling meetings with area residents during January, but altered those plans when his daughter was born in mid-January. “I apologize for any inconvenience the cancelation might have caused,” Miller said….

Miller holds first meeting as chair of Elections and Ethics Committee

State Rep. Aaron Miller, following his first meeting as chair of the House Elections and Ethics Committee, said he’s looking forward to working on policy over the next two years that brings even more integrity and efficiency to Michigan’s election system. “Elections play a critically important role in ensuring our government is chosen by the…

Miller issues statement on governor’s budget announcement

State Rep. Aaron Miller, who serves as the chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State Police, today made the following statement after Gov. Rick Snyder presented his budget plan to the House and Senate: “I appreciate the governor’s input and look forward to working with him and the Senate to craft an efficient and…

Miller introduces bill to equalize county mental health funding

Current system is based on 50-year-old formula   State Rep. Aaron Miller introduced legislation to more equally designate funds for county mental health services throughout the state. Miller, of Sturgis, introduced a similar bill last session that had hearings before the House Appropriations Committee, but never made it to the House floor. The bill changes…

Miller hails bipartisan transparency legislation

Representative: People deserve access to information   State Rep. Aaron Miller today joined his colleagues in support of bipartisan legislation that gives people access to public records and makes state government more accountable to the public. Miller, of Sturgis, took part in a Capitol news conference as a 11-bill package was unveiled today that will…