Rep. Miller’s resolution extends public safety coverage

Sheriff’s departments can patrol city, village streets   The House Appropriations Committee today approved a resolution introduced by state Rep. Aaron Miller enabling county sheriff’s deputies to continue patrolling roads in cities and villages that have lost municipal police officers because of economic challenges. Miller, of Sturgis, said his resolution ensures cities and villages will…

Rep. Miller bill seeks to tailor dual enrollment to border school districts

State Rep. Aaron Miller, of Sturgis, was joined today by two intermediate school district superintendents in testifying before the House Education Reform Committee in support of legislation to expand the scope of eligible institutions for post-secondary education for dual enrollment purposes. “Our commitment to high school dual enrollments should not be dictated by a state’s…

Rep. Miller schedules September office hours

  State Rep. Aaron Miller of Sturgis today announced a series of in-district office hours with local residents. “The feedback I receive at these meetings is the most important tool I have when representing the district in Lansing,” Rep. Miller said. “I encourage anyone with concerns or ideas about state or local government to join…

Local first responder joins Rep. Miller at Sept. 11 ceremony

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Aaron Miller, of Sturgis, today invited area first responder Dowagiac Deputy Fire Chief Guy Evans and his wife Jackie, to the Michigan House of Representatives’ annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in the line of…

Rep. Miller: All local schools in line for state funding increase

State Rep. Aaron Miller today said all local K-12 school districts in communities he serves will receive the maximum increase in state funding in the new school budget. Miller, of Sturgis, said every K-12 school district in the state is in line for an increase of $60 to $120 per student under the 2017-18 school…

Rep. Miller: New Soo Lock construction vital for Michigan, national commerce

Legislator: ‘Ramifications for future if Congress does not act now’ State Rep. Aaron Miller today called for Congressional action regarding the need for a new lock at the Soo Locks facility in Sault Ste. Marie. The call from Miller follows a July 18 tour hosted by state Rep. Lee Chatfield, of Levering, and state Sen….

Michigan bills would protect rights of fantasy sports fans

State Reps. Aaron Miller and Jim Tedder today detailed their legislation to protect Michigan residents who play fantasy sports. The bills update state law to keep pace with evolving technology and maintain the legality of fantasy sports services such as FanDuel, DraftKings, Yahoo and others. The bills also provide consumer protections for the growing number…

Rep. Miller announces two local recreational trail projects

Legislator joins colleagues in approving funding bill State Rep. Aaron Miller today announced funding for two local trail projects were included in a bill approved by the Michigan House for recreation projects and land acquisition. Miller, of Sturgis, said the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund uses dedicated money for such projects to fund development of…

Date changed for Rep. Miller’s town hall in Sturgis on education issues

State Rep. Aaron Miller today announced that the town hall previously scheduled for Thursday in Sturgis will be postponed, with the event rescheduled for June 21.  Details for the rescheduled event are as follows:   WHAT: Town hall to discuss potential changes to Michigan’s school retirement system and other education-related topics.   WHO:    …

Rep. Miller schedules town halls to discuss school retirement system

State Rep. Aaron Miller of Sturgis has scheduled three town hall meetings to discuss Michigan’s school employee retirement system and other education-related topics. The schedule for the public forums: 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 7: Three Rivers High School auditorium, 700 6th in Three Rivers. 8 p.m. Thursday, June 8: Ross Beatty High School auditorium, 22721…

Rep. Miller schedules May office hours

State Rep. Aaron Miller of Sturgis today announced his monthly in-district office hours with local residents, emphasizing the importance of representing the concerns of the community. “The feedback I receive at these monthly meetings is the most important tool I have when representing the district in Lansing,” Rep. Miller said. “I encourage anyone with concerns…