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Pagel sworn into office in Lansing

State Rep. Dave Pagel, R-Berrien Springs, takes the ceremonial oath of office administered by Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen Markman on the House floor today. Joining the 78th House District lawmaker for the event was his wife, Sue. This is Pagel’s third term representing portions of Berrien and Cass Counties including the cities of…

House OKs medical parole option for frail prisoners

Low-risk inmates could be moved to appropriate facilities   The Michigan House today approved legislation allowing low-risk, medically frail inmates to complete their sentences in licensed care facilities. The House approved bills 5078, 5079, and 5081 introduced by state Rep. Al Pscholka, R-Stevensville, chair of the House Committee on Appropriations; Rep. Dave Pagel, R-Oronoko Township,…

Pictured, from left: State Rep. Dave Pagel, Lance DeVries, Gov. Rick Snyder, Steve DeVries, Ardena Enders, Sen. John Proos, Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue, director of the Michigan State Police, at the Oct. 8 signing of Rep. Pagel’s bill designating the “Tpr. Steven B. DeVries Memorial Highway” on U.S. 12 in Berrien County.

U.S. 12 section honors Trooper DeVries

Rep. Pagel law designates stretch between M-60 and U.S. 31 A law naming a section of U.S. 12 in Berrien County in honor of Michigan State Trooper Steven B. DeVries has been signed by the governor, Rep. Dave Pagel announced today. Public Act 136 of 2015, sponsored by Rep. Pagel, designates the stretch of U.S….

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Pagel to serve on House Appropriations Committee

Lawmaker to chair Department of Corrections Appropriations Subcommittee State Rep. Dave Pagel, R-Oronoko Township, will serve on the House Appropriations Committee and chair the Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department of Corrections in the 98th Legislature. In these roles, Pagel will have a hand in setting parts of the state’s multi-billion dollar annual budget. “Sound finances…

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Pagel renews oath of office at Capitol ceremony

Lawmaker returns to Lansing representing 78th District Lansing, Mich. — State Rep. Dave Pagel renewed his oath of office this week, pledging another two years of service in the Michigan House. From left: Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, Rep. Pagel’s wife Sue and Rep. Pagel. State Rep. Dave Pagel, R-Berrien, this week was sworn into the…

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Bills making recreational activity safer on the way to the governor

Bipartisan measures grew from tragic death of child A bipartisan package of bills that makes boating, snowmobiling and use of other recreational vehicles safer was approved by the Michigan House of Representatives and sent to Gov. Rick Snyder for consideration. The measures, House Bills 4441, 4442, 4443 and 4445, lower the legal blood alcohol content…

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Pagel bills to curb drunken snowmobiling pass House

Package lowers blood alcohol limit for snowmobile, ATV and motorized boat operators The Michigan House today approved a package of bills to help keep Michiganders safe on the state’s many quality rivers, lakes and trails. State Rep. Dave Pagel, R-Oronoko Township, sponsored two of six bills in the package, which seek to lower the blood…

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Pagel helps purchase locally raised lamb on behalf of House Agriculture Committee

State Rep. Dave Pagel helped purchase a showcase lamb raised by Niles resident Trent George at this week’s Michigan Livestock Auction at the Ag Expo in East Lansing. Pagel, a local farmer and member of the House Agriculture Committee, helped pitch in part of the necessary funds to purchase the animal, which was designated as…

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Pagel applauds M-60 road repair project in Cass County

State Rep. Dave Pagel, R-Oronoko, applauded the recent announcement of a Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) project totaling $840,000 to improve a roadway for the families and visitors of Cass County. “Our roads have been neglected for too long, and allowing them to return to gravel is intolerable,” Pagel said. “Dangerous roads should never be…

From left: state Rep. Dave Pagel, R-Oronoko Township; Gov. Rick Snyder and Department of Natural Resources Director Keith Creagh.

Snyder signs Pagel bill designating Pure Michigan trails, enhancing tourism brand

Gov. Rick Snyder signed a package of bills this week that establish the Pure Michigan Trail Network, announced state Rep. Dave Pagel, R-Oronoko Township. Pagel sponsored House Bill 5559—one of six bills in the package—which assists in the creation of a statewide, multiuse trail network for Michiganders and tourists to discover and explore. “Many Michiganders…