Rep. Canfield celebrates March is Reading Month

State Rep. Edward J. Canfield, D.O. of Sebewaing kicked off his March is Reading Month tour around the Thumb. As part of March is Reading Month the lawmaker visited local schools throughout the community to encourage students’ lifelong interest in reading. “It is always exciting reading to classrooms, just like my wife Cheryl and I…

Rep. Canfield joins colleagues announcing 2017-18 priorities

State Rep. Edward Canfield, D.O., of Sebewaing joined colleagues at the Capitol today to unveil the House Republican Action Plan for the 2017-18 legislative session. The wide-ranging plan maps top priorities over the next two years including making government more transparent, reducing auto insurance rates, putting more money into classrooms to benefit students, fixing roads…

Rep. Canfield sets office hours for Sebewaing, Caro

State Rep. Edward J. Canfield, D.O., will host local office hours in Sebewaing and Caro within the next few weeks. The details: 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 at Sebewaing Village Hall located at 222 N. Center St. in Sebewaing. 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, March 3 at the Caro Area District…

Canfield: Governor, lawmakers should be subject to FOIA

State Rep. Edward J. Canfield, D.O., today said he supports a bipartisan effort to make the governor, lieutenant governor and Michigan Legislature subject to more open records laws. Canfield, of Sebewaing, joined colleagues in announcing a bipartisan proposal to make Michigan’s governor and lieutenant governor subject to the Freedom of Information Act. The proposal also…

Canfield selected for key Michigan state budget committee posts

State Rep. Edward J. Canfield, D.O., of Sebewaing, today was named to the House Appropriations Committee by House Speaker Tom Leonard. Canfield will chair the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services. The U.S. Navy veteran also will be vice chair of the Military and Veterans Affairs appropriations subcommittee. He also will be a…

Canfield: Disclosing salary information makes House more accountable

State Rep. Edward J. Canfield, D.O., of Sebewaing, today announced the Michigan House is making salaries of representatives and their staff members public and easily accessible online. The House website also provides links to information about health insurance and other benefits for House employees. Canfield said the move makes state government more transparent and accountable….

Rep. Canfield invites residents to January office hours

State Rep. Rep. Edward J. Canfield, D.O., R-Sebewaing, will meet with residents during office hours at two locations throughout the 84th House District this month. “I always look forward to the opportunity to sit down with people from our community and address their questions and concerns,” Rep. Canfield said. “Gathering input from residents is an…

Two Rep. Canfield bills head to governor for consideration

Two bills sponsored by state Rep. Edward J. Canfield, D.O. recently received legislative approval and are under consideration by Gov. Rick Snyder. Both bills were approved during the final hours of the 98th Legislature on Dec. 14 and 15. Rep. Canfield, R-Sebewaing, said he is grateful that his colleagues approved the bills and is confident…

Rep. Canfield honors U.S. Armed Forces on Veterans Day

Rep. Edward Canfield, D.O., will join the nation in honoring the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces this Veterans Day. The day holds special meaning for Rep. Canfield, who served in the U.S. Navy as Petty Officer, First Class from 1975 to 1980. “It is a day to take…

Rep. Canfield invites residents to October office hours

Rep. Ned Canfield, R-Sebewaing, invites residents of the 84th House District to attend his in-district office hours throughout the month of October. “I encourage all residents with questions and concerns regarding state government to come join me at my office hours,” Rep. Canfield said. “Your input is vital to ensuring our district is the very best…

Rep. Canfield heralds new law to help Michigan families of fallen heroes

The surviving spouse and children of Michigan public safety officers who die in the line of duty will receive much-needed health care coverage under a new law announced today by state Rep. Edward Canfield, D.O.  Rep. Canfield, who first voted on the measure as a member of the House Appropriations Committee, said Public Act 284…

Rep. Canfield welcomes ‘Rep. for a Day’ contest winner to Capitol

State Rep. Edward ‘Ned’ Canfield today hosted a very special guest when Parker Ritchey of Unionville joined the lawmaker as “Representative for a Day.” Parker, a fourth-grader at Christ the King Lutheran, was selected as the winner of Rep. Canfield’s summer reading contest. The reading contest—which took place between May and August—invited elementary school students…