Rep. Aaron Miller schedules March district hours

State Rep. Aaron Miller of Sturgis today announced his monthly district meetings for local residents. Upon announcing his March district hours, Rep. Miller emphasized the importance of accountability and availability to people. “Accessibility goes hand-in-hand with good representation,” said Rep. Miller. “If anyone has questions, comments or ideas about state government, I highly encourage them…

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Rep. Miller: Government transparency is a House priority

State Rep. Aaron Miller today commended his House colleagues for joining him in approving landmark legislation that opens state government to more public scrutiny. Miller, of Sturgis, said the 11 bills make the governor and lieutenant governor subject to the Freedom of Information Act and creates a similar disclosure requirement for state representatives and senators…

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House approves Rep. Miller’s elections bill protecting taxpayers

State Rep. Aaron Miller, of Sturgis, today praised his colleagues in the Michigan House of Representatives for approving his legislation to prevent state representatives and senators who resign from office from running in the special election called to fill the seat. Miller, who chairs the House Elections and Ethics Committee, said the legislation simply clarifies…

Miller invites people to in-district office hours during February

State Rep. Aaron Miller today said he will host in-district office hours at six locations during February. Miller, from Sturgis, said he had planned on scheduling meetings with area residents during January, but altered those plans when his daughter was born in mid-January. “I apologize for any inconvenience the cancelation might have caused,” Miller said….

Miller holds first meeting as chair of Elections and Ethics Committee

State Rep. Aaron Miller, following his first meeting as chair of the House Elections and Ethics Committee, said he’s looking forward to working on policy over the next two years that brings even more integrity and efficiency to Michigan’s election system. “Elections play a critically important role in ensuring our government is chosen by the…

Miller issues statement on governor’s budget announcement

State Rep. Aaron Miller, who serves as the chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State Police, today made the following statement after Gov. Rick Snyder presented his budget plan to the House and Senate: “I appreciate the governor’s input and look forward to working with him and the Senate to craft an efficient and…

Miller introduces bill to equalize county mental health funding

Current system is based on 50-year-old formula   State Rep. Aaron Miller introduced legislation to more equally designate funds for county mental health services throughout the state. Miller, of Sturgis, introduced a similar bill last session that had hearings before the House Appropriations Committee, but never made it to the House floor. The bill changes…

Miller hails bipartisan transparency legislation

Representative: People deserve access to information   State Rep. Aaron Miller today joined his colleagues in support of bipartisan legislation that gives people access to public records and makes state government more accountable to the public. Miller, of Sturgis, took part in a Capitol news conference as a 11-bill package was unveiled today that will…

Rep. Miller to serve on House Appropriations Committee

Representative will again chair State Police subcommittee   State Rep. Aaron Miller has been named to the House Appropriations Committee by Speaker Tom Leonard, and will again serve as chair of the State Police Appropriations Subcommittee. Miller, R-Sturgis, also will serve as a member of the subcommittees on School Aid and Michigan Department of Education;…

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…