Rep. Lauwers says signed state budget shrinks government, saves taxpayer money

Responsible spending blueprint works for all Michiganders   State Rep. Dan Lauwers today applauded Gov. Rick Snyder’s recent signing of the state budget, which emphasizes items that are important to Michiganders. Lauwers, of Brockway Township, who serves as House Majority Floor Leader, said the budget spends more on K-12 education than ever before and includes…

Rep. Lauwers to host bologna festival ceremony with Traveling Vietnam memorial

State Rep. Dan Lauwers of Brockway Township will be the featured speaker at the opening ceremonies for the Yale Bologna Festival on July 27 at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Yale. This year, the festival features the American Veterans Traveling Tribute, a veteran-owned small business helping those unable to visit the great national memorial sites pay…

$2.7 million in state budget for St. Clair Highway bridge

Project will provide safe passage for families, commerce State Rep. Dan Lauwers today thanked residents in the China Township area for their patience as a dangerous bridge over the Belle River is being replaced. Lauwers, of Brockway Township, who serves as House Majority Floor Leader, said the project was added to the current state budget…

Rep. Lauwers announces summer reading contest

State Rep. Dan Lauwers of Brockway Township recently announced his “Rep. for a Day” summer reading contest for students and young readers in St. Clair County. “Rep. for a Day” is designed to inspire children to read over summer break and win a chance to join Rep. Lauwers in Lansing with their family. The contest…

Rep. Lauwers sets July office hours

State Rep. Dan Lauwers of Brockway Township today announced upcoming July office hours for Friday, July 14 at the following times and locations: 9 to 10 a.m. at the Port Huron Township Hall, 3800 Lapeer Road. in Port Huron Township; and 11 a.m. to Noon at the Clay Township Hall, 4710 Pte. Tremble Drive in…

House approves Lauwers legislation further clarifying ag tax exemption

Legislation introduced by state Rep. Dan Lauwers clarifying farmers’ eligibility to receive tax exemptions when buying grain bins and equipment has been approved by the Michigan House of Representatives. Lauwers, of Brockway Township, passed legislation last session after a business owner in Almont was denied the grain bins exemption and had to spend thousands of…

Rep. Lauwers announces June in-district office hours

State Rep. Dan Lauwers of Brockway Township today announced he will host in-district office hours in St. Clair County on Monday, June 19 at the following time and location: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Louie’s Family Restaurant, 560 N. Main St. in Capac. “Meeting with residents in my community is a top priority of mine….

Rep. Lauwers votes for fiscally conservative House budget

State Rep. Dan Lauwers today voted in favor of a House budget to fund state government and schools, including record funding for K-12 education. Lauwers, of Brockway Township, said he looks forward to timely completion of the state’s spending blueprint so local governments and school boards can efficiently plan their budgets. “We have been very…

Rep. Lauwers casts yes vote for more government transparency

State Rep. Dan Lauwers cast a vote today for a more open state government, approving sweeping legislation that makes the legislative and executive branches more transparent. Lauwers, of Brockway Township, said the legislation makes the governor and lieutenant governor subject to the Freedom of Information Act and creates a similar disclosure requirement for state representatives…

Rep. Lauwers urges kids to dive into a book in March

State Rep. Dan Lauwers today said children should take advantage of March is Reading Month by diving into a book and enjoying the adventures within its pages. Lauwers, of Brockway Township, said teachers and parents should encourage children to read throughout the year, but said they should make a special effort during March, which is…

Rep. Lauwers’ statement on governor’s budget plan

State Rep. Dan Lauwers, of Brockway Township, made the following statement after Gov. Rick Snyder unveiled his budget plan to the joint House and Senate Appropriations Committee: “I appreciate Gov. Snyder getting the budget process started and his efforts to maintain a focus on growing Michigan’s economy,” said Lauwers, who serves as House Majority Floor…

Lauwers hails bipartisan bills to increase government transparency

Plan makes elected officials more accountable to people   State Rep. Dan Lauwers today said the introduction of bipartisan legislation to make state government more transparent is another sign of the House’s commitment to be more accountable and accessible to the people of Michigan. Lauwers, of Brockway Township, joined his colleagues today in announcing the…