Legislation to expand dual enrollment to border school districts approved in House

High school students in school districts bordering Michigan’s state borders are one step closer to more post-secondary and dual enrollment options after the House approved legislation by state Rep. Aaron Miller, of Sturgis. The legislation amends the Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act with the specific stipulation that the out-of-state educational facility must be within 20 miles…

Rep. Miller welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

PHOTO: State Rep. Aaron Miller, right, welcomed Pastor Charlie Keller, center, from the Diamond Cover Missionary Church in Cassopolis to the state Capitol to give today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. House tradition calls for a representative or a clergy member to begin each day’s session with a prayer. Speaker Tom Leonard joined…

Committee approves Rep. Miller bill to expand dual enrollment to border school districts

The House Education Reform Committee approved legislation by state Rep. Aaron Miller, expanding post-secondary education and dual enrollment options for high school students. “We should allow our students the best education options to help them build their own future, especially in consideration of post-high school programs,” said Miller, of Sturgis. “While Michigan has so many…

Rep. Miller supports bipartisan plan to lower Michigan auto insurance rates

State Rep. Aaron Miller today joined a bipartisan coalition to dramatically cut auto insurance costs for drivers in Michigan, who now pay the highest rates in the nation. Miller supports legislation that will lower the cost of auto insurance in Michigan by offering motorists more coverage options, reining in medical costs and fighting abuse. “Michigan’s…

Rep. Miller’s resolution extends public safety coverage

Sheriff’s departments can patrol city, village streets   The House Appropriations Committee today approved a resolution introduced by state Rep. Aaron Miller enabling county sheriff’s deputies to continue patrolling roads in cities and villages that have lost municipal police officers because of economic challenges. Miller, of Sturgis, said his resolution ensures cities and villages will…

Rep. Miller bill seeks to tailor dual enrollment to border school districts

State Rep. Aaron Miller, of Sturgis, was joined today by two intermediate school district superintendents in testifying before the House Education Reform Committee in support of legislation to expand the scope of eligible institutions for post-secondary education for dual enrollment purposes. “Our commitment to high school dual enrollments should not be dictated by a state’s…

Rep. Miller schedules September office hours

  State Rep. Aaron Miller of Sturgis today announced a series of 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…

Local first responder joins Rep. Miller at Sept. 11 ceremony

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Aaron Miller, of Sturgis, today invited area first responder Dowagiac Deputy Fire Chief Guy Evans and his wife Jackie, to the Michigan House of Representatives’ annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in the line of…

Rep. Miller: All local schools in line for state funding increase

State Rep. Aaron Miller today said all local K-12 school districts in communities he serves will receive the maximum increase in state funding in the new school budget. Miller, of Sturgis, said every K-12 school district in the state is in line for an increase of $60 to $120 per student under the 2017-18 school…

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…