Rep. Miller leads House in honoring local heroes

State Rep. Aaron Miller, of Sturgis, honored two local heroes today by formally recognizing them on the House floor. Michigan State Police Detective Sgt. Aaron Steensma and Tpr. Daniel Thayer were formally presented with a special tribute highlighting their heroism and service in the line of duty by Rep. Miller. “The Michigan State Police’s mission…

Rep. Miller votes to expand trail access

State Rep. Aaron Miller today voted in favor of a plan that would help increase access to local trails from the City of Dowagiac by creating a link to eight miles of existing trails. The legislation approved by the House Appropriations Committee – with Miller’s support – includes $56,200 to purchase an easement along the…

Republican House legislators offer priorities, plan for 2019-20 term

Republican members of the Michigan House today unveiled their Action Plan for the 2019-20 legislative term. Since 2011, House Republicans have publicly outlined their priorities to improve government accountability and make the state an even better place to live and work. House Republicans will focus on the following issues in the next two years: •…

Rep. Miller sets local office hours

State Rep. Aaron Miller of Sturgis announced he will hold in-district office hours on Monday, Feb. 18 at the following times and locations: 6 to 7:30 a.m. at Rachael’s, 300 E. Chicago Rd. in White Pigeon; 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Yoder’s Country Market, 375 Eleanor Dr. in Centreville; 10 to 11 a.m. at L.A’s…

Rep. Miller to host local office hours

State Rep. Aaron Miller of Sturgis will host district office hours on Monday, Jan. 28 to meet with local residents of the 59th District. “This is a great opportunity to directly hear your thoughts and questions about state government,” Rep. Miller said. “As your voice in Lansing, it is a top priority to be accessible…

Rep. Miller ceremoniously sworn into office

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Aaron Miller of Sturgis was ceremoniously sworn into his third term of office on Wednesday by Michigan State Supreme Court Justice Stephen J. Markman. Rep. Miller represents the 59th District, which covers St. Joseph County, the city of Dowagiac, and the townships of Calvin, Jefferson, La Grange, Marcellus, Mason, Newberg, Penn,…

Rep. Miller: Plan brings accountability, transparency to petition drives

State Rep. Aaron Miller said a plan approved this week by the Michigan House will provide more transparency for voters and enhance the integrity of the state’s citizen petition initiative process. The bills – sponsored by both Republicans and Democrats – make much-needed improvements to Michigan’s grassroots lawmaking process while boosting accountability and giving voters…

Rep. Miller appointed to key role helping move Michigan forward

State Rep. Aaron Miller of Sturgis has been appointed to a key role helping determine the policy priorities of Michigan House Republicans for the upcoming 2019-20 session. Miller was appointed chair of the Policy Action Plan Committee by Speaker-elect Lee Chatfield. The temporary panel will help collect policy ideas to help build the House Republican…

Rep. Miller announces local office hours for late September

State Rep. Aaron Miller of Sturgis today announced his in-district office hours with local residents for late September. Rep. Miller will hold office hours at the following times and locations: Friday, Sept. 28: 4 to 5:30 p.m. at The Baker’s Rhapsody, 144 S. Front Street in Dowagiac. Saturday, Sept. 29: 8 to 9:30 a.m. at…

Rep. Miller meets with Constantine students for Constitution Day

  PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Aaron Miller celebrated Constitution Day on Sept. 17 with Constantine Middle School students. Rep. Miller handed out copies of the Constitution and helped lead student discussion groups. This is the fourth consecutive year Rep. Miller has held a similar event on Constitution Day. The day is a federal observance marking…

Rep. Miller joins law enforcement officers for Michigan House Sept. 11 ceremony

  PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Aaron Miller of Sturgis was joined by local law enforcement officers for the Michigan House’s Sept. 11 Memorial Service. Pictured from left are St. Joseph County Capt. Jason Bingaman, St. Joseph County Undersheriff Mark Lillywhite, Rep. Miller, and Sturgis Director of Public Safety Geoff Smith. The observance held Sept. 6…

Governor signs Rep. Miller’s plan to solve farmers’ water withdrawal woes

State Rep. Aaron Miller’s plan to streamline the approval process for farmers who use irrigation to grow crops was signed into law today by Gov. Rick Snyder. Miller, of Sturgis, said the new law fixes a broken process previously used by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to review water well applications. “Government inefficiency was…