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…

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…