Rep. Paquette supports plans to improve Grand Beach Nature Preserve

State Rep. Brad Paquette voted this week in favor of a plan to expand the Grand Beach Nature Preserve. The legislation approved by the House, with Paquette’s support, includes $2.4 million to acquire an additional 42 acres for the Grand Beach Nature Preserve and develop the land to include a non-motorized trail system. “We’re incredibly…

Paquette: Michigan roads must improve, but not on the backs of Michigan families

State Rep. Brad Paquette, of Niles, issued the following statement in response to the governor’s budget presentation: “The suggestion that Michigan drivers should be forced to pay an additional 45 cents per gallon in gasoline tax is completely absurd. If implemented, our drivers will pay the highest gas taxes in the nation by a long…

Rep. Paquette promotes website dedicated to car insurance reform

New legislative site to provide public interaction, latest news on reform State Rep. Brad Paquette, along with House colleagues, recently announced the creation of a special website to keep people informed about the House Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates while giving Michigan drivers a simple way to provide their input. The website, www.ReduceMiRatesNow.com,…

Rep. Paquette encourages residents to participate in Free Fishing Weekend

State Rep. Brad Paquette is encouraging everyone to take advantage of the state’s winter Free Fishing Weekend on Saturday, Feb. 16 and Sunday, Feb. 17. Free Fishing Weekend allows Michigan residents and out of state visitors to enjoy fishing on both inland and Great Lake’s waters for all species of fish. The Michigan Department of…

Rep. Paquette attends annual State of the State address

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Brad Paquette, of Berrien Springs, attends the Governor’s annual State of the State Address with his guest, Jerry Holtgren. Holtgren is Director of the project-based learning New Tech Academy at Niles High School, where Rep. Paquette used to teach. ###

Rep. Paquette announces February office hours

State Rep. Brad Paquette will meet with area residents during scheduled office hours later this month. “It is my belief that a state Representative should be in direct contact with those he or she represents,” Paquette said. “It is my full-time job to do that and to figure out the best ways to work my…

Rep. Paquette offers tips on winter heating help, energy saving practices

State Rep. Brad Paquette, of Berrien Springs, today reminded area residents of resources available to help pay utility bills as well as tips to keep winter energy costs in check. “Cold weather means more energy is needed to keep your homes safe and warm,” Paquette said. “I want to ensure my residents have timely access…

Paquette to serve as vice chair of House Education Committee

State Rep. Brad Paquette has been named vice chair of the House Education Committee. He has also been selected to serve on the Elections & Ethics Committee, Insurance Committee, and Local Government & Municipal Finance Committee. As a public school teacher, Paquette believes that investing in the lives of our young people through their education…

Rep. Paquette takes ceremonial oath of office on House floor

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Supreme Court Justice Bridget Mary McCormack, Dan Paquette (father), Cyndee Paquette (mother), and Rep. Brad Paquette. PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Brad Paquette, of Berrien Springs, was joined by family as he was sworn in today at the state Capitol for his first term as state representative for the 78th House District….

Rep. Paquette’s office open, ready to serve residents

State Rep. Brad Paquette today announced his legislative office is open and ready to serve residents of the 78th House District. “I am eager to get to work for the people of Southwest Michigan,” Paquette said. “Whether it is an issue you need help navigating, or an idea to help simplify government, I am ready…