Rep. Canfield casts vote to eliminate punitive driver responsibility fees

State Rep. Edward J. Canfield, D.O., today voted for legislation to eliminate driver responsibility fees. Canfield, of Sebewaing, voted on a legislative package that will bring an end to the senseless fees that were established by a previous administration 15 years ago and have caused hardships on Michigan families since then. “I am very pleased…

Rep. Canfield announces local office hours

State Rep. Edward J. Canfield, D.O. has set his in-district office hours for the following times and locations: Friday, Feb. 23 from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Reese District Library, 2065 Gates St. in Reese; and Monday, Feb. 26 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Bad Axe Public Library, 200 S. Hanselman St….

Rep. Canfield honors Blue Star Mothers of America

Local resident visits Capitol as part of special recognition State Rep. Edward J. Canfield, D.O., on Thursday praised his colleagues in the Michigan House of Representatives for approving his resolution declaring Feb. 1, 2018, as Blue Star Mothers Day in Michigan. Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc., is a national organization of mothers whose sons…

Governor signs Rep. Canfield bill aiding Michigan Dry Bean Commission

Legislation introduced by state Rep. Edward J. Canfield, D.O., to update the geographical makeup of the Michigan Dry Bean Commission was recently signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder. The Michigan Dry Bean Commission was previously made up of nine voting members – eight district representatives and one process shipper handler representative. However, members of…

Rep. Canfield: house report is framework to improving mental health services in Michigan

  State Rep. Edward J. Canfield, D.O. of Sebewaing, alongside a bipartisan group of his colleagues on the House’s mental health task force, Wednesday unveiled recommendations to make significant improvements to Michigan’s broken mental health system. As a member of the bipartisan House C.A.R.E.S. Task Force, Canfield spent five months attending meetings and visiting communities…

Rep. Canfield supports bills to expand education opportunities

State Rep. Edward J. Canfield D.O. recently voted for bipartisan legislation to enhance career skills education in Michigan’s public schools. “These bills will give more opportunity and better future options to Michigan children,” said Canfield, of Sebewaing. “Our local school districts will have more K-12 subject flexibility, better access to experienced instructors and be able…

Rep. Canfield bill seeks fairness in education funding

State Rep. Edward J. Canfield D.O. is sponsoring legislation to limit funding for educational institutions with a limited physical presence, such as cyber schools, to 80 percent of traditional schools. “This is about fairness for all of Michigan’s students because the costs and needs for schools in our communities are much more significant than educational…

House passes Rep. Canfield bill to honor fallen Michigan Marine and soldier

Legislation renames portion of M-15 in the city of Vassar The Michigan House this week approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Edward J. Canfield, D.O. to rename a portion of Highway M-15 in the city of Vassar as the Spc. Five Michael May and Cpl. Chris Esckelson Memorial Highway. “Marine Corporal Chris Esckelson and Army…

Rep. Canfield announces September office hours

State Rep. Edward J. Canfield, D.O. invites residents to join him for September in-district office hours at the following times and locations: Friday, Sept. 15 from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Rawson Memorial Library, 6495 Pine St. in Cass City; and Friday, Sept. 29 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Sebewaing Village Hall,…

First responder joins Rep. Canfield for Sept. 11 Memorial Service

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Edward J. Canfield, D.O., of Sebewaing, today hosted 1st Lt. Patrick Darrow, who was recently named commander of the Michigan State Police Post in Caro, for 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…

Rep. Canfield tours state psychiatric facilities with mental health task force

State Rep. Edward J. Canfield, D.O. of Sebewaing, fourth from right, joined his colleagues from the House’s mental health task force Thursday for tours of two state psychiatric facilities. Canfield said it was beneficial to learn more about the Hawthorne Center in Northville, which provides intensive inpatient psychiatric services to children and adolescents, and the…

Rep. Canfield: School year begins with record funding on tap

Local communities to see increased classroom money   State Rep. Edward J. Canfield, D.O., today said children will soon be filling classrooms after the summer break ends. Local school districts will be better able to maintain and equip those classrooms as a record amount of state funding is included in the school budget passed this…