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…

Rep. Miller announces road improvement project for Sturgis

State Rep. Aaron Miller today announced a state grant has been awarded to reconstruct a portion of Wade Street in Sturgis. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, said the Michigan Department of Transportation has awarded a $259,040 Transportation Economic Development Fund grant to the city of Sturgis to reconstruct Wade Street from M-66/South Centreville Road to approximately 370…

State Police subcommittee OKs budget recommendation

Chair Miller says plan is fiscally responsible   State Rep. Aaron Miller today hailed passage of a fiscally responsible budget to fund State Police operations by the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State Police. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, who serves as chair of the subcommittee, said the panel today reported out a $612.4 million budget to fund…

Rep. Miller votes for measure to end film subsidies

Lawmaker says priority should be on roads, not movies   State Rep. Aaron Miller this week voted in favor of House Bill 4122, a measure to end the expenditure of taxpayer money to subsidize film and video production. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, said the film incentives program is a failed experiment that has not paid off,…

Rep. Miller invites residents to March 13 office hours

State Rep. Aaron Miller will host office hours in Centreville and Three Rivers on Friday, March 13. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, will meet with citizens at the following locations: Royal Café, 701 E. Main St., Centreville, from 9 to 10:30 a.m.; and LA’s Coffee Café, 145 W. Michigan Ave., Three Rivers, from 2:30 to 4 p.m….

Rep. Miller announces Sturgis road improvement project

Route upgrade will better link U.S. 12, industrial park   State Rep. Aaron Miller today announced that Sturgis will receive a state grant to upgrade a major roadway linking U.S. 12 to a local industrial park. Rep. Miller, R-Sturgis, said the $171,318 Transportation Economic Development Grant will be used to upgrade White School Road from…

Rep. Miller marks March is Reading Month by visiting schools

State Rep. Aaron Miller, R-Sturgis, said today he will celebrate March is Reading Month by sharing his love of books with elementary school students throughout the 59th House District. Rep. Miller, a former teacher, said he looks forward to being back in the classroom at local schools. “I am eager to share my love of…

Miller: Public safety must continue to be budget priority

Subcommittee chair to work with administration on funding   State Rep. Aaron Miller, chair of the House Appropriations State Police Subcommittee, today issued the following statement after Gov. Rick Snyder presented his budget plan to the Legislature, which includes funding for the Michigan State Police: “Public safety must continue to be a priority, and I…

Miller urges people to enjoy winter angling during free fishing weekend

St. Joseph, Cass counties teem with opportunities   State Rep. Aaron Miller today encouraged residents of St. Joseph and Cass counties to take advantage of the magnificent winter natural resources during free fishing weekend, Feb. 14 and 15. Miller, R-Sturgis, said the Michigan Department of Natural Resources will waive all fishing license fees during the…

House approves recreation developments in 59th District

Miller: Residents and visitors will benefit from projects   The Michigan House recently approved funding for Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund (NRTF) projects, including two land acquisition plans in Cass and St. Joseph counties. The Stewart Lake and Dowagiac Creek projects included in House Bill 4078 are among 69 land acquisition and recreational development projects…