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…

Rep. Miller: Southwest Michigan road repairs, State Police get a funding boost

With the support of state Rep. Aaron Miller, road repair crews in Cass and St. Joseph counties will have more money to fight the battle against potholes this construction season. Legislation signed into law today provides an additional $175 million in transportation funding statewide beyond what was previously planned. Much of the money is headed…

House approves Rep. Miller’s bill to help teachers focus on the classroom and not certification

The state House today unanimously approved state Rep. Aaron Miller’s legislation to eliminate the requirement for a professional teaching certificate to new educators, giving teachers more time to work with students and focus on educational growth in the classroom. New teachers are issued a standard (formerly called a provisional) teaching certificate with a professional teaching…

Rep. Miller votes for expanded road funding for counties, cities and villages

Legislator: Proposal needed to fix roads in Cass and St. Joseph Counties State Rep. Aaron Miller on Wednesday joined his colleagues in the Michigan House to unanimously advance legislation that will benefit roadways in southwest Michigan as early as this summer. The $175 million proposal provides money for road preservation and construction projects in addition…

Rep. Miller votes to end driver responsibility fees

Measures forgive debt, reduce hardship on families   State Rep. Aaron Miller voted for legislation that will eliminate driver responsibility fees, forgive outstanding debt and give people a break when they seek to have driving privileges reinstated. Miller, of Sturgis, said the fees were initiated nearly 15 years ago by a previous administration that had…

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 everyone….