Rep. Canfield votes to shut down ‘kayak tax’ proposal

Legislator: There will be no paddle watercraft fees in Michigan State Rep. Edward Canfield today voted in support of a resolution opposing the Michigan State Waterways Commission’s proposed “kayak tax,” which would require all kayaks, canoes and paddle boards to be registered with the state. Canfield said people should not be penalized for supporting the…

Rep. Canfield announces local office hours

State Rep. Edward J. Canfield, D.O. has set his in-district office hours for Monday, May 21 at the following times and locations: 2 to 3 p.m. at the Millington Arbela District Library, 8530 Depot St. in Millington; and 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Vassar City Hall, 287 E Huron Ave. in Vassar. “Holding regular…

Canfield: DHHS budget clears appropriations subcommittee

Funding increases for opioid research, physician access State Rep. Edward J. Canfield, D.O., who chairs the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, has announced the committee has finalized its budget recommendations. Canfield said he’s especially pleased that the agreed upon budget proposal includes increased funding to enhance opioid testing. With Michigan’s steadily increasing…

Rep. Canfield: Extra money will speed up road repairs in Huron, Tuscola counties

More money is on the way to help repave roads and fill potholes in Huron and Tuscola counties, state Rep. Edward J. Canfield D.O. said today. Canfield supported an additional $175 million in statewide transportation funding signed into law this week. Much of the money is headed directly to counties, cities and villages for road…

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…