Rep. Miller takes oath to begin second term in office

PHOTO INFORMATION State Rep. Aaron Miller, R-Sturgis, is joined by his mother Becky; his daughter Jael; and his wife Alexandria as he is sworn into office by Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen Markman. Miller is beginning his second term representing families in St. Joseph and Cass counties. #####

Rep. Miller applauds state grant for Dowagiac plant expansion

Furniture manufacturer to add 87 jobs   State Rep. Aaron Miller today announced a Dowagiac company has received a state grant that will enable the manufacturer to expand its local plant and create 87 jobs. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, said Dorel Home Furnishings has been awarded a $348,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant to enlarge…

Rep. Miller fulfills promise to attend community meetings

State Rep. Aaron Miller on Monday attended three township meetings in Sturgis, Burr Oak and Wayne, fulfilling a promise made two years ago to attend each of the 59th District’s monthly municipal meetings twice, hearing first-hand ideas and how the Legislature can help communities. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, said that he enjoyed meeting with local officeholders…

Rep. Miller invites people to November in-district office hours

State Rep. Aaron Miller will host office hours at three locations in the 59th House District during November. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, said he will meet with people on Monday, Nov. 21 at the following locations: LA’s Coffee Café, 145 W. Michigan Ave., Three Rivers, from 7 to 8:30 a.m.; Great Lakes Chocolate and Coffee, 100…

Rep. Miller to meet with residents at three locations on Sept. 26

State Rep. Aaron Miller today invited people to join him during three office hours sessions during September. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, said he will host the meetings on Monday, Sept. 26, at the following locations: Dawn & Phil’s Café, 105 W. State St., Colon, from 7 to 9 a.m.; Yoder’s Country Market, 375 Eleanor Drive, Centreville,…

St. Joseph officials testify on Rep. Miller’s CMH funding bill

Measure makes appropriations more equitable through state   A bill sponsored by state Rep. Aaron Miller to more equally appropriate funds for county mental health services today received the support of four St. Joseph County Community Mental Health officials before the House Committee on Appropriations. House Bill 5118 changes the way the state calculates its…

Rep. Miller applauds House committee passage of survivor benefits bill

Lawmaker: Measure aids families of fallen officers   State Rep. Aaron Miller today hailed passage of a bill by the House Committee on Appropriations that provides health care coverage for the spouse and dependents of public safety officers killed in the line of duty only if the family has no other present coverage and only…

St. Joseph EMT joins Rep. Miller for Sept. 11 ceremony

State Rep. Aaron Miller, R-Sturgis, is joined in the Capitol rotunda today by St. Joseph County Emergency Medical Technician Richard Knox, who was his guest for the House of Representatives’ Sept. 11 Memorial Ceremony. First responders and military personnel were invited guests to the special House session, which took place on the 15th anniversary of…

Rep. Miller adds Burr Oak to August in-district office hours

State Rep. Aaron Miller today added a fourth location to his August in-district office hours, scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 25. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, said he will meet with people at Burr Oak Township Hall, 208 W. Front St., from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Other locations announced earlier are: The Baker’s Rhapsody, 144 S. Front St.,…

Rep. Miller invites residents to August in-district office hours

State Rep. Aaron Miller today encouraged people to join him during three office hours sessions during August. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, said he will host the meetings on Thursday, Aug. 25, at the following locations: The Baker’s Rhapsody, 144 S. Front St., Dowagiac, from 7 to 9 a.m.; Vandalia Village Hall, 18035 State St., Vandalia, from…

State Lawmaker Calls on Attorney General to Investigate Flint Garbage Issue

Sturgis, Michigan — A member of the House Committee on Appropriations called on Monday for an investigation and opinion of the latest crisis in the city of Flint regarding cost savings pertaining to garbage collection.  State Rep. Aaron Miller (R-Sherman Township) expressed concern in his open letter to Attorney General Bill Schuette that fiscal frugality…

Rep. Miller says budget evens the educational playing field

Classrooms in 59th District get maximum funding   State Rep. Aaron Miller today applauded passage of state budget plans by the Legislature, encouraged that the fiscal blueprint makes investments in areas important to Michiganders. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, voted in favor of both the General Fund and School Aid Fund budgets. The bills now go to…