Rep. Miller announces March office hours

State Rep. Aaron Miller of Sturgis today announced his monthly in-district office hours with local residents. “I enjoy connecting with the people in my community and hear what matters most to them,” Rep. Miller said. “It is important that I am accessible to everyone.” Rep. Miller will hold office hours at the following times and…

Rep. Miller: Southwest Michigan road repairs, State Police get a funding boost

With the support of state Rep. Aaron Miller, road repair crews in Cass and St. Joseph counties will have more money to fight the battle against potholes this construction season. Legislation signed into law today provides an additional $175 million in transportation funding statewide beyond what was previously planned. Much of the money is headed…

House approves Rep. Miller’s bill to help teachers focus on the classroom and not certification

The state House today unanimously approved state Rep. Aaron Miller’s legislation to eliminate the requirement for a professional teaching certificate to new educators, giving teachers more time to work with students and focus on educational growth in the classroom. New teachers are issued a standard (formerly called a provisional) teaching certificate with a professional teaching…

Rep. Miller votes for expanded road funding for counties, cities and villages

Legislator: Proposal needed to fix roads in Cass and St. Joseph Counties State Rep. Aaron Miller on Wednesday joined his colleagues in the Michigan House to unanimously advance legislation that will benefit roadways in southwest Michigan as early as this summer. The $175 million proposal provides money for road preservation and construction projects in addition…

Rep. Miller votes to end driver responsibility fees

Measures forgive debt, reduce hardship on families   State Rep. Aaron Miller voted for legislation that will eliminate driver responsibility fees, forgive outstanding debt and give people a break when they seek to have driving privileges reinstated. Miller, of Sturgis, said the fees were initiated nearly 15 years ago by a previous administration that had…

Rep. Miller announces in-district office hours

State Rep. Aaron Miller of Sturgis today announced his monthly in-district office hours with local residents, emphasizing the importance of being available to the community. “I enjoy the opportunity to connect with the people and hear what matters most to them,” Rep. Miller said. “It is important to me that I am accessible to everyone….

Committee approves Rep. Miller’s teaching certification bill

The House Education Reform Committee today unanimously approved state Rep. Aaron Miller’s legislation to eliminate a professional teaching certification mandate, giving instructors more choice and time to work on classroom quality. “New teachers need to teach, not go back into the classroom for more studying and more testing after recently finishing college to get new…

House approves Rep. Miller’s bill protecting surviving spouses from pension tax penalties

The Michigan House today overwhelmingly approved Rep. Aaron Miller’s bill protecting surviving spouses from penalties related to the state’s pension tax. “The intent of this legislation is simple and straightforward,” said Miller, of Sturgis, after the House approved his bill. “We want to make sure a surviving spouse is not burdened with higher taxes when…

Miller authors new law to expand education options to border school districts

Students of school districts along state borders will have more dual enrollment education options after Gov. Rick Snyder today signed legislation by state Rep. Aaron Miller into law. “Our expectations for a quality education should extend beyond our physical borders for the good of the state’s future,” said Miller, of Sturgis. “While Michigan has developed…

Miller part of new effort fixing Michigan’s car insurance system

State Rep. Aaron Miller today joined House colleagues in unveiling an eight-bill package repealing Michigan’s no-fault car insurance system. The goal of the plan is to bring significant relief to drivers paying the nation’s most expensive insurance premiums. The proposal eliminates the no-fault system and moves Michigan to a full-tort system similar to other states…

Rep. Miller testifies on need to open up teaching certification

State Rep. Aaron Miller, of Sturgis, today testified on the need for teachers to focus on classroom instruction and quality, not trying to complete a requirement for professional certification. Teachers are currently issued a standard or provisional teaching certificate, commonly given to recent college graduates, with a professional teaching certificate issued to instructors with more…

Rep. Miller votes to provide needed tax relief to Michigan residents

Rep. Aaron Miller of Sturgis today joined his colleagues in the Michigan House to approve legislation giving Michigan residents, including families and seniors, broader income tax relief. The legislation continues and increases the personal exemption ceiling for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents on their state income taxes. Other bills in the package provide additional tax…