Rep. Miller adds Burr Oak to August in-district office hours

State Rep. Aaron Miller today added a fourth location to his August in-district office hours, scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 25. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, said he will meet with people at Burr Oak Township Hall, 208 W. Front St., from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Other locations announced earlier are: The Baker’s Rhapsody, 144 S. Front St.,…

Rep. Miller invites residents to August in-district office hours

State Rep. Aaron Miller today encouraged people to join him during three office hours sessions during August. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, said he will host the meetings on Thursday, Aug. 25, at the following locations: The Baker’s Rhapsody, 144 S. Front St., Dowagiac, from 7 to 9 a.m.; Vandalia Village Hall, 18035 State St., Vandalia, from…

State Lawmaker Calls on Attorney General to Investigate Flint Garbage Issue

Sturgis, Michigan — A member of the House Committee on Appropriations called on Monday for an investigation and opinion of the latest crisis in the city of Flint regarding cost savings pertaining to garbage collection.  State Rep. Aaron Miller (R-Sherman Township) expressed concern in his open letter to Attorney General Bill Schuette that fiscal frugality…

Rep. Miller says budget evens the educational playing field

Classrooms in 59th District get maximum funding   State Rep. Aaron Miller today applauded passage of state budget plans by the Legislature, encouraged that the fiscal blueprint makes investments in areas important to Michiganders. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, voted in favor of both the General Fund and School Aid Fund budgets. The bills now go to…

Rep. Miller invites residents to June 20 office hours

State Rep. Aaron Miller today announced he will host office hours at three locations in the 59th House District on Monday, June 20. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, invites residents to join him for the informal gatherings at the following locations: LA’s Coffee Café, 145 W. Michigan Ave. in Three Rivers, from 9 to 10:30 a.m.; Marcellus…

Rep. Miller: Retain insurance tax credits until reforms made

State Rep. Aaron Miller today called on the Legislature to put the brakes on repealing an $80 million car insurance industry tax credit until reform takes place to lower insurance rates. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, on Thursday voted against House Bills 5457 and 5458, which repeal an inadvertent tax credit given to insurance companies in legislation signed…

Rep. Miller: Free Fishing Weekend is time for summer fun

Lawmaker encourages people to go outside and play   State Rep. Aaron Miller today said June 11 and 12 is Free Fishing Weekend in Michigan, and he urges people to join in the fun by casting a line in a local lake, pond or river. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, says the Michigan Department of Natural Resources…

Rep. Miller invites residents to office hours on May 23

State Rep. Aaron Miller today announced he will conduct in-district office hours on Monday, May 23. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, will meet informally with people at the following locations: Dawn and Phil’s Café, 105 W. State St., Colon, from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m.; and Yoder’s Country Market, 375 Eleanor Drive in Centreville, from 9:30 to 11…

WWII veteran joins Rep. Miller to mark VE Day anniversary

Paul Watters of Klinger Lake, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, joined state Rep. Aaron Miller on the House floor on Tuesday to mark the 71st anniversary of the allied victory in Europe over the Axis forces. VE Day occurred on May 8, 1945, when Germany surrendered. Mr. Watters served in the Pacific…

Rep. Miller votes on reform bills for Detroit Public Schools

Lawmaker blasts union for depriving kids of education   State Rep. Aaron Miller today voted for a legislative package to institute sweeping reforms for Detroit Public Schools (DPS). Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, who serves on the House Committee on Appropriations, said without the changes, DPS could go bankrupt, leaving the state responsible for more than $3…

House is home to kids after Rep. Miller’s resolution approved

Thursday was Take Daughters and Sons to Work Day   State Rep. Aaron Miller, R-Sturgis, reads his resolution declaring Thursday Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day while holding his 11-month-old daughter Jael in his arms. Several lawmakers brought their children to the House floor to let them see their mom or dad as…

Rep. Miller applauds bipartisan passage of House budget

Schools in district will see maximum per-pupil increase   State Rep. Aaron Miller today praised bipartisan passage of the House budget for the coming fiscal year, noting every school in St. Joseph and Cass counties will receive the maximum per-pupil increase in state funding. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, who serves as chair of the House Appropriations…