Rep. Paquette hosts 6,000 in tele-town hall update

State Rep. Brad Paquette, of Berrien Springs, was joined by 6,011 residents on Wednesday night during his live tele-town hall update on recently passed auto insurance reforms. “Auto insurance reform has been the number one issue for my constituents and this tele-town hall was a great way to reach out and let them know we…

Rep. Paquette supports substantial boost in funding for Michigan students

Today, Rep. Brad Paquette of Berrien Springs voted in support of the Legislature’s school aid budget, which includes the largest investment for Michigan students in the state’s history. The widely supported bi-partisan budget provides a total of $15.2 billion for K-12 schools. Under the plan, per-pupil funding would increase for every student in Michigan by…

Rep. Paquette hosts members of Berrien County Clerks’ Association at Capitol

State Rep. Brad Paquette, of Berrien Springs, was joined at the state Capitol today by members of the Berrien County Clerks’ Association (BCCA). The BCCA travelled to Lansing to meet with legislators including Rep. Paquette, Rep. Pauline Wendzel, and Sen. Kim LaSata. Rep. Paquette also showed the clerks around the Capitol, including taking them onto…

Rep. Paquette to hold tele-town hall on auto insurance

State Rep. Brad Paquette invites residents to join him for a tele-town hall meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 18 to learn about and discuss the upcoming changes to the state’s car insurance system. Joining Paquette as a special guest will be Rep. Jason Wentworth of Clare, who serves as chair of the House Select Committee on…

Rep. Paquette welcomes guests for the 9/11 memorial ceremony

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Brad Paquette, of Berrien Springs, welcomed Berrien County Sheriff Paul Bailey (right) and Niles Fire Department Chief Larry Lamb (left) as his guests to the Michigan House’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in the…

Rep. Paquette applauds breaking ground on new energy center in Niles

State Rep. Brad Paquette applauded Wednesday’s ground breaking of Indeck Energy Center in Niles, a day twenty years in the making. Once finished, the plant will serve hundreds of thousands of residents throughout the region. “This is tremendous and positive development for Niles and for Southwest Michigan,” Rep. Paquette said. “It will result in a…

Rep. Paquette supports record-level investment as students head back to school

Today, state Rep. Brad Paquette said he continues to fight to increase the record amount of state funding for K-12 education. Under the House-approved proposal, every school district in the state would receive an additional $90 to $180 per student for a total foundation allowance of $8,056 to $8,529 per student in the state budget…

Rep. Paquette: Governor must stop holding budget hostage over immense tax increase

State Representative Brad Paquette today called on the governor to consider the wallets of Southwest Michigan citizens and follow through on a balanced state budget that allows schools and local governments to set their budgets and operate effectively over the coming months. “Schools and local governments are in limbo because things have dragged on for…

Rep. Paquette announces September office hours

State Rep. Brad Paquette announced an upcoming opportunity to meet with area residents during local office hours for the month of September. “Listening directly to residents helps me to better represent them at the Capitol,” Paquette said. “I hope you’ll join me at one of the upcoming opportunities and share what’s on your mind.” Representative…

Rep. Paquette announces office hours for July

State Rep. Brad Paquette announced an upcoming opportunity to meet with area residents during local office hours for the month of July. “Having regular office hours are a great way to engage the people I represent,” Rep. Paquette said. “If you have an issue on your mind, please stop by and let me know how…

Rep. Paquette town hall draws nearly 100 residents

State Rep. Brad Paquette hosted over 90 community members for a town hall meeting on Monday to discuss road funding in Michigan. He was joined by State Representative Jack O’Malley, chair of the House Transportation Committee, and Senator Kim LaSata, vice chair of the Senate Transportation Committee “It was fantastic to see so many engaged…

Rep. Paquette reminds residents about upcoming town hall meeting on roads

State Rep. Brad Paquette of Berrien Springs reminded area residents that he will be hosting a town hall meeting with special guest Rep. Jack O’Malley of Lake Ann on Monday, July 8 to discuss road funding in Michigan. “The legislature is getting closer to a comprehensive plan to fix the roads that focuses on innovation…