House approves plan to create first county-owned dark sky preserve in Cass County

The Michigan House today approved state Rep. Aaron Miller’s plan to designate the Dr. T.K. Lawless County Park in Cass County as a dark sky preserve. Miller’s legislation, which received overwhelming bipartisan support, would unquestionably create educational and recreational opportunities for people. “The dark sky movement in Michigan is on fire — there is a…

Rep. Miller announces local office hours for February

Rep. Aaron Miller announced today he will be hosting local office hours in February to hear the concerns of those in the community. “We have had a great start to the year in Lansing,” Miller said. “Its important to keep the lines of communication open to ensure our continued success. I look forward to meeting…

Miller: Governor’s road bonds will wreck our children’s futures

State Rep. Aaron Miller, of Sturgis, released the following statement after the governor’s second State of the State address on Wednesday: “While I am more than happy to work with the governor on a realistic road funding solution, paying for it on our credit card is not the answer. “Road improvement bonds will be detrimental…

Rep. Miller’s plan protecting Michigan counselors takes effect

A plan introduced by state Rep. Aaron Miller and signed into law in October updating and clarifying Michigan counseling practices took effect today. Updates were needed because the state Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) proposed a rule that would have precluded many licensed professional counselors (LPCs) from using counseling techniques and psychotherapy to…

Rep. Miller announces local office hours for January

Rep. Aaron Miller, of Sturgis, announced today he will be hosting local office hours in January to meet and discuss important issues with members of his district. “Hearing from the people I represent is an important part of my job,” Miller said. “Input from residents is at the front of my mind as we get…

Rep. Miller advocates for T.K. Lawless County Park to become dark sky preserve

A measure supported by State Rep. Aaron Miller this week to designate the Dr. T.K. Lawless County Park in Cass County as a dark sky preserve was approved by the House Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Committee. “The dark sky movement in Michigan is on fire — there is a high demand for these unique…

Rep. Miller sets local office hours for December

State Rep. Aaron Miller, of Sturgis, today announced an in-district office hours location for the month of December. “The best part of my position is gathering input from those I represent,” Rep. Miller said. “I hope you will join me for a discussion on legislative priorities for the coming year.” Rep. Miller will be available…

Rep. Miller: New law allows more efficient use of funds for community projects

Miller’s legislation removing unnecessary red tape signed into law State Rep. Aaron Miller’s plan allowing local recreational authority boards to spend more of their budgets on improving Michigan communities – rather than meeting burdensome government mandates – has been signed into law. Miller, of Sturgis, said state law previously required recreational authority boards to pay…

Rep. Miller says MCCA announcement is proof car insurance reforms are working

Legislature’s plan results in 55 percent savings for Michigan drivers State Rep. Aaron Miller today said a fee reduction announced by the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) proves local drivers will indeed save money because of the Legislature’s recent car insurance reforms. The MCCA announced Wednesday it will charge a $100 per-vehicle assessment for the…

Rep. Miller sets local office hours for October

State Rep. Aaron Miller, of Sturgis, today announced two locations where he will hold in-district office hours for the month of October. “I am working hard to ensure your voice and values are represented in Lansing,” Miller said. “If any issues are weighing on your mind, I hope you’ll join me for a sit down…

Rep. Miller helps send balanced state budget to governor’s desk

State Rep. Aaron Miller, of Sturgis, has voted to support the Michigan Legislature’s state budget investing more in roads and bridges, public health and safety and community investment across the board – without raising taxes. Miller’s votes came as the Legislature completed its work on the state budget for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1….

Rep. Miller signs off on greater investment in Michigan students

State Rep. Aaron Miller, chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on School Aid, today voted in support of the Legislature’s schools budget, a bill he sponsored to provide a total of $15.2 billion for K-12 schools. Under the bipartisan plan, per-pupil funding would increase for every student in Michigan by $120 to $240 – a…