First responders join Rep. Miller for Sept. 11 ceremony

State Rep. Aaron Miller, R-Sturgis, was joined today on the Capitol rotunda by Sturgis Chief of Public Safety Geoff Smith (left) and Assistant Chief of Public Safety Ryan Banaszak (right) prior to the House of Representatives’ Sept. 11 memorial service on the House floor. House members invited first responders and members of the military as…

Rep. Miller offers bus safety tips to parents, drivers

State Rep. Aaron Miller today encouraged parents to discuss school bus safety with their children before the new school year starts, and urged drivers to be aware of school bus laws. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, said parents should include a discussion about bus safety as part of the back-to-school routine with their children. “Children are always…

Victory over Japan ended World War II

Victory over Japan ended World War II By state Rep. Aaron Miller, R-Sturgis   Seventy years ago, on Aug. 15, 1945, the news of Japan’s surrender ending hostilities in World War II was announced to the world. The men and women who had answered their nation’s call in a time of war were finally free…

Rep. Miller to host office hours in Cassopolis, Dowagiac

State Rep. Aaron Miller invites resident to join him for two office hours sessions during August. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, encourages residents to join him on Friday, Aug. 21 at the following locations: Broadway Café, 158 S. Broadway St., Cassopolis, from 9:30 to 11 a.m.; and Zeke’s, 109 S. Front St., Dowagiac, from 1 to 2…

MDOT hosts open house for ‘Five Points’ roundabout plan

Rep. Miller encourages residents to attend   State Rep. Aaron Miller today encouraged residents in and around Mason Township to attend an Aug. 11 open house with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to discuss the planned installation of a roundabout traffic circle at the “Five Points” intersection. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, said the open house…

Rep. Miller invites residents to July district office hours

State Rep. Aaron Miller encourages residents to join him for two district office hours sessions during July. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, will host the informal gatherings at the following locations on Thursday, July 23: Great Lakes Chocolate & Coffee, 100 W. Chicago Road, Sturgis, from 7 to 8:30 a.m.; and LA’s Coffee Café, 145 W. Michigan…

Rep. Miller announces funding for Sturgis affordable housing project

State Rep. Aaron Miller today said a Sturgis apartment complex will receive funding to rehabilitate units to provide affordable housing for low-income families and individuals. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, said the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) recently awarded more than $14 million for 20 Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) projects in 14 counties. The Gateway…

Rep. Miller invites residents to in-district office hours

State Rep. Aaron Miller encourages residents to attend in-district office hours in Dowagiac on Tuesday, June 30. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, will meet with people at the following times and locations: Council on Aging, 227 S. Front St., Dowagiac, from 11 a.m. to noon; and Zeke’s, 109 S. Front St., Dowagiac, from 2 to 3:30 p.m….

Rep. Miller applauds signing of fiscally responsible state budget

Lawmaker: Plan adds money to classrooms, public safety   State Rep. Aaron Miller today praised Gov. Rick Snyder for signing a fiscally responsible budget that increases funding for classrooms and continues to build a solid public safety foundation. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State Police, said the 2015-2016 budget signed…

Rep. Miller welcomes Miss Dowagiac and court to Capitol

Rep. Miller welcomes Miss Dowagiac and court to Capitol   State Rep. Aaron Miller today welcomed Miss Dowagiac 2015 and her court to the Michigan Capitol today, introducing the royalty to colleagues during session. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, had as his guests Miss Dowagiac 2015 Tori Smith; First Runner-up Abigail Brizendine; Second Runner-up Riley Saylor; and…

Rep. Miller votes on House plan to fix roads, bridges

Lawmaker’s bill increases competitive bidding   State Rep. Aaron Miller today voted in favor of a package of House bills to fix and maintain the state’s transportation system, including one of his measures calling for more competitive bidding on road projects. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, is author of House Bill 4610, which expands the use of…

Rep. Miller applauds House on fiscally responsible state budget

State Rep. Aaron Miller , R-Sturgis, today applauded the House vote to approve the state budget for fiscal year 2015 to 2016.  “The budget my colleagues and I put forth will pay down debt liabilities, catch-up on payments to the state teacher retirement fund, dedicate general fund dollars to fix Michigan roads, and restore Rainy…