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…

Rep. Miller pleased to see continued local investment

Lawmaker praises local jobs and investments State Rep. Aaron Miller of Sturgis today announced the Michigan Strategic Fund has awarded a grant to the city of Three Rivers for the preservation of historic downtown buildings. The $365,788 Community Development Block Grant will provide funds for blight elimination and historic preservation needed for the proposed Landmark…

Reps. Miller and Chatfield introduce Religious Freedom Day resolution

Resolution for Uplifting Faith and Freedom in America State Rep. Aaron Miller of Sturgis today joined Rep. Lee Chatfield of Levering to introduce House Resolution 223 observing Jan. 16, 2018 as Religious Freedom Day in Michigan. Religious Freedom Day commemorates the anniversary of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, written by Thomas Jefferson. This statute…

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Rep. Miller optimistic after revenue estimating conference

State Rep. Aaron Miller today said Michigan will continue steady economic growth after the House and Senate Appropriations committees received the Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference report, which is the first look at the upcoming economic forecast. The report was compiled by the House and Senate Fiscal agencies and the state budget director. It predicts Michigan’s…

Rep. Miller announces grant for Marcellus water management

State Rep. Aaron Miller today announced the village of Marcellus will receive a grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to improve its storm water and wastewater capabilities. Miller, of Sturgis, said the DEQ grants money to local communities to assist in the planning, design and testing of storm water and wastewater facilities. A…

Rep. Miller underscores impactful legislation in 2017

State Rep. Aaron Miller today commended strides made by the Michigan Legislature in the first year of his second term serving residents of St. Joseph and Cass Counties. Miller chairs the House Committee on Election and Ethics and serves on the Appropriations Committee, where he is a member of four subcommittees. Miller proudly chairs the…

Rep. Miller: State recommends grants for three recreational projects

State Rep. Aaron Miller today announced a state agency has recommended funding for three projects to enhance local recreational opportunities. Miller, of Sturgis, said the Natural Resources Trust Fund Board has suggested funding for a land acquisition and two improvement projects at local parks. Funding for the projects is comprised of revenue from the lease…