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:…

Rep. Miller plan helps Michigan farmers who rely on irrigation

Legislator: Government inefficiency hurting local crop growers State Rep. Aaron Miller’s plan to streamline the approval process for farmers who use irrigation to grow crops was approved today by the Michigan House. Miller, of Sturgis, said the process currently used by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to review water well applications is inefficient and…

Rep. Miller announces May 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 that I am accessible to everyone.” Rep. Miller will hold office hours at the following times…

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 people and hear what matters most to them,” Rep. Miller said. “It is important I am accessible to everyone. I am here to…

Rep. Miller approves plan to improve campus safety

House Higher Education Subcommittee approves budget State Rep. Aaron Miller today voted to require Michigan’s public colleges and universities to be transparent with Title IX reporting or face a 10-percent reduction in future state funding. The updated requirement is part of budget approved today by the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education, upon which Miller…

Rep. Miller: Online voter registration system would benefit Michigan residents

House committee votes to advance plan State Rep. Aaron Miller, chair of the House Elections and Ethics Committee, said a plan approved by the committee today would modernize Michigan’s voter registration system by giving qualified voters the option to register online. “Requiring residents to fill out a paper form to register to vote is an…

Rep. Miller: Budget improves statewide law enforcement services, public safety

State Rep. Aaron Miller, chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State Police, announced this week the subcommittee has advanced a budget plan prioritizing funds to strengthen public safety throughout Michigan. The proposed budget includes: A $1 million grant to help prevent sexual assaults on college campuses; $200,000 to support improved software within Michigan’s Advanced…

Rep. Miller announces March 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 that I am accessible to everyone.” Rep. Miller will hold office hours at the following times and…