Rep. Miller: New Soo Lock construction vital for Michigan, national commerce

Legislator: ‘Ramifications for future if Congress does not act now’ State Rep. Aaron Miller today called for Congressional action regarding the need for a new lock at the Soo Locks facility in Sault Ste. Marie. The call from Miller follows a July 18 tour hosted by state Rep. Lee Chatfield, of Levering, and state Sen….

Michigan bills would protect rights of fantasy sports fans

State Reps. Aaron Miller and Jim Tedder today detailed their legislation to protect Michigan residents who play fantasy sports. The bills update state law to keep pace with evolving technology and maintain the legality of fantasy sports services such as FanDuel, DraftKings, Yahoo and others. The bills also provide consumer protections for the growing number…

Rep. Miller announces two local recreational trail projects

Legislator joins colleagues in approving funding bill State Rep. Aaron Miller today announced funding for two local trail projects were included in a bill approved by the Michigan House for recreation projects and land acquisition. Miller, of Sturgis, said the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund uses dedicated money for such projects to fund development of…

Date changed for Rep. Miller’s town hall in Sturgis on education issues

State Rep. Aaron Miller today announced that the town hall previously scheduled for Thursday in Sturgis will be postponed, with the event rescheduled for June 21.  Details for the rescheduled event are as follows:   WHAT: Town hall to discuss potential changes to Michigan’s school retirement system and other education-related topics.   WHO:    …

Rep. Miller schedules town halls to discuss school retirement system

State Rep. Aaron Miller of Sturgis has scheduled three town hall meetings to discuss Michigan’s school employee retirement system and other education-related topics. The schedule for the public forums: 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 7: Three Rivers High School auditorium, 700 6th in Three Rivers. 8 p.m. Thursday, June 8: Ross Beatty High School auditorium, 22721…

Rep. Miller schedules May office hours

State Rep. Aaron Miller of Sturgis today announced his monthly in-district office hours with local residents, emphasizing the importance of representing the concerns of the community. “The feedback I receive at these monthly meetings is the most important tool I have when representing the district in Lansing,” Rep. Miller said. “I encourage anyone with concerns…

Rep. Miller introduces National Day of Prayer resolution

State Rep. Aaron Miller of Sturgis today introduced House Resolution 81 to observe May 4, 2017 as National Day of Prayer in Michigan. The resolution encourages citizens “to pray in his and her own manner, seeking God’s blessings on our families and government officials for personal renewal, moral awakening, and a new spirit of harmony…

Rep. Miller: Local residents will benefit from budget

More funding for schools, public services in plan   State Rep. Aaron Miller today voted in favor of the state budget, joining his colleagues on the House Appropriations Committee in approving the fiscal blueprint and sending it to the full House for consideration. Miller, of Sturgis, who serves as chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on…

Rep. Miller announces in-district office hours

  State Rep. Aaron Miller of Sturgis today announced his monthly in-district office hours with local residents, emphasizing the importance of being available to the community. “I enjoy the opportunity to connect with the people and hear what matters most to them,” Rep. Miller said. “It is important to me that I am accessible to…

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. …