Rep. Miller: Take daughters and sons to work on Thursday

Lawmaker introduces resolution observing the day   State Rep. Aaron Miller will introduce a resolution in the House on Thursday declaring April 28 as “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” in Michigan. Rep. Miller drafted the resolution calling on parents to take a daughter or son to their workplaces so the children can…

Reps. Miller, Leutheuser recognize health agency’s success with tribute

State Reps. Aaron Miller and Eric Leutheuser recently presented a legislative tribute to the Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency in the Capitol rotunda after the agency was recognized with an award during National Health Week. Reps. Miller and Leutheuser presented the tribute to Rebecca Burns, health officer for Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph County, and Jim Cook, emergency…

Rep. Miller invites people to office hours in Three Rivers, Centreville

State Rep Aaron Miller has scheduled in-district office hours at two locations on Friday, April 29. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, said he encourages people to join him at the informal meetings at the following locations: LA’s Coffee Café, 1108 W. Michigan Ave., Three Rivers, from 8 to 9:30 a.m.; and Royal Café, 701 E. Main St.,…

Burr Oak pastor offers invocation to open House session

Pastor Bill Beck of Locust Grove Mennonite Church in Burr Oak opened the Michigan House session today by offering the invocation. Pastor Beck was the guest of state Rep. Aaron Miller, R-Sturgis. Pictured at the House rostrum are (from left) state Rep. Tom Leonard, R-DeWitt, the Speaker Pro Tem; Pastor Beck; and Rep. Miller.

House subcommittee approves state police budget for FY17

Rep. Miller: Responsible budgeting maintains public safety   The Michigan House Appropriations Subcommittee for State Police today approved a $653.9 million budget that state Rep. Aaron Miller, chair of the panel, said improves public safety for all Michigan families. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, said the budget includes funding for a state trooper school that will train…

Rep. Miller schedules district office hours in Cassopolis

State Rep. Aaron Miller invites residents to join him for office hours in Cassopolis on Wednesday, March 30. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, said he will host the informal meeting at the Broadway Café, 158 S.  Broadway St., from 8 to 9 a.m. “Connecting face-to-face with people in communities throughout the district is one of the most…

House approves grant to make Dodd Park accessible

Rep. Miller: Barrier-free fixtures will open recreational area   The Michigan House today approved a state grant to make the Dodd Park Water Trail in Cass County more accessible. State Rep. Aaron Miller said the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (MNRTF) grant is included in House Bill 5377  to install new barrier-free fixtures at the…

Rep. Miller calls for lower age requirements to seek office

Lawmaker testifies before House committee   State Rep. Aaron Miller today told a House committee that the age requirements to run for state office should be lowered so people already considered legal adults can become involved in state government. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, testified before the House Committee on Elections regarding House Joint Resolution DD, which…

Rep. Miller to visit schools during March is Reading Month

Former teacher hopes to spark interest in books   State Rep. Aaron Miller hopes to encourage children to read as he makes several school visits to celebrate March is Reading Month. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, who taught school before becoming a lawmaker, will visit with classrooms at Eastside Elementary in Constantine; Andrews Elementary in Three Rivers;…

Local man testifies for Rep. Miller’s resolution to recycle nuclear waste

Technology exists to reuse spent fuel   A Cassopolis man today testified before the House Committee on Energy Policy in support of legislation authored by state Rep. Aaron Miller urging Congress to allow spent nuclear waste to be recycled. Taras Lyssenko, general manager of A and T Recovery in Cassopolis, told the committee that the…

Rep. Miller invites residents to February office hours

Informal gatherings in White Pigeon, Sturgis   State Rep. Aaron Miller today announced he will hold office hours in White Pigeon and Sturgis on Monday, Feb. 22. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, will meet with people at the following locations: Rachel’s Family Dining, 300 E. Chicago Road in White Pigeon, from 6 to 7:30 a.m.; and Great…

Rep. Miller urges anglers to go outside for Free Fishing Weekend

State Rep. Aaron Miller encourages people to take advantage of Free Fishing Weekend on Feb. 13 and 14 by venturing out on the ice on a local lake or pond. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, said no fishing license is required for residents or non-residents during the Free Fishing Weekend. Not only is it a fun time…