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…

Rep. Miller: Free Fishing Weekend offers family fun

Lawmaker: Go outside and enjoy Pure Michigan   State Rep. Aaron Miller today encouraged families to take advantage of Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend on June 13-14 by casting a line in a local lake or river. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, said the Michigan Department of Natural Resources waives all fishing license fees for the weekend, enabling…

Rep. Miller invites area clergy to day of prayer at Lansing

at Lansing June 2 event connects government leaders, ministers   State Rep. Aaron Miller today invited local ministers to join him and other lawmakers for an evening of prayer for Michigan on June 2 in Lansing. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, is a member of the Legislative Prayer Caucus, which is hosting the event. It is currently…

Rep. Miller praises House GOP for road-funding plan

Lawmaker: Proposal opens discussion for solutions   State Rep. Aaron Miller this week joined his House Republican colleagues in announcing a long-term, sustainable solution to Michigan’s transportation system woes that depends on existing funds and re-prioritizing restricted money to make the state’s roads safer. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, who serves on the House Appropriations Subcommittee for…

WWII veterans join Rep. Miller at Capitol for VE Day anniversary

Lawmaker honored to host heroes from Greatest Generation   Three World War II veterans from Southwestern Michigan joined state Rep. Aaron Miller at the Capitol today to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Allied victory in Europe. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, invited the veterans and their families to join him and Brig. Gen. Len Isabelle at…

Rep. Miller announces May in-district office hours

State Rep. Aaron Miller today said he looks forward to meeting with residents during in-district office hours in May. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, invites residents to join him on Friday, May 22, at the following locations: LA’s Coffee Café, 145 W. Michigan Ave., Three Rivers, from 8 to 9:30 a.m.; and Rachel’s Family Dining, 300 E….

House approves Rep. Miller’s bill continuing fingerprint fees

Revenue funds vital State Police public safety programs   The Michigan House this week approved a bill introduced by state Rep. Aaron Miller that helps ensure public safety by extending the ability of Michigan State Police to charge fees for fingerprint processing and criminal background checks. House Bill 4443 passed on a 106-4 bipartisan vote…

Rep. Miller announces grant for downtown Sturgis project

Lawmaker says development will create 25 jobs   State Rep. Aaron Miller today announced a state grant to help develop five parcels of land in Sturgis into a new two-story building, which represents the first significant new construction in the downtown area in half a century. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, said Moso Village, LLC, will use…

Rep. Miller reschedules office hours to April 24 in Dowagiac

State Rep. Aaron Miller has rescheduled office hours, originally slated for April 17, to take place April 24 in Dowagiac. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, said the last-minute change was necessitated by a death in his family. “I apologize if the calendar switch caused anyone inconvenience,” Rep. Miller said. “I sincerely want to listen to the thoughts…

Rep. Miller announces agriculture grant for Three Rivers orchard

State Rep. Aaron Miller today announced that a Three Rivers orchard has received a grant from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) to expand and increase its production. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, said Corey Lake Orchards in Three Rivers was awarded $48,352 through the Value Added and Regional Food System Grant Program. The…

Rep. Miller invites WWII veterans to join him on VE Day

Lawmaker plans 2015 Honor Drive in Lansing   State Rep. Aaron Miller is looking for a few good men and women. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, today invited World War II veterans to join him in Lansing on May 7 to take part in the 2015 Honor Drive marking the 70th anniversary of the victory of Allied…

Rep. Miller invites residents to in-district office hours

State Rep. Aaron Miller today said he rescheduled April office hours in Dowagiac. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, said he will meet with residents on Friday, April 24, at Zeke’s, located at 109 S. Front St. The informal meeting will run from 1 p.m. The office hours originally scheduled for April 17 were canceled because of a death…