Rep. Lauwers joined by first responders at Sept. 11 ceremony

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Dan Lauwers, of Brockway Township, who serves as House Majority Floor Leader, today was joined by Marysville Fire Chief Thomas Konik (center) and the Rev. Dr. Tom Seppo, chief chaplain of the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department, as his guests at the Michigan House of Representatives’ annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service…

State representatives pay tribute to Michigan Farm Bureau

State Reps. Shane Hernandez of Port Huron, Dan Lauwers of Brockway Township and Tom Barrett of Potterville, chair of the House Agriculture Committee, today presented a special tribute to the Michigan Farm Bureau to recognize the staff’s role in clearing a legal path for Michigan farmers to transport supplies to the High Plains. Michigan farmers…

Rep. Lauwers recognizes McDonald’s for use of Michigan apples

PHOTO: State Rep. Dan Lauwers, R-Brockway Township, and Rep. Jon Bumstead, R-Newaygo, presented special tributes to McDonald’s, accepted by owner-operator Matthew Schulz, and Peterson Farms of Shelby, accepted by owner Earl Peterson, to mark the two-billionth apple packet sold by McDonald’s Restaurants nationwide. McDonald’s purchases more than $164 million in agricultural products from Michigan for…

Governor signs Lauwers’ bill to extend MAEAP program

State Rep. Dan Lauwers of Brockway Township with Governor Rick Snyder, today signed  a measure broadening the funding underpinning Michigan’s marquee environmental protection program. The legislation provides for expanding the funding base for the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) by taxing all fertilizers and extending the sunset of those fees to 2021. 

Ag Day at the Capitol

State Rep. Dan Lauwers of Brockway Township recently met with vendors and leaders in the agriculture industry for “Ag day at the Capitol” Ag Day is an annual event in which Michigan Farm Bureau representatives educate legislators on the importance of the Agriculture industry to the state.

Ag Day Royalty

State Rep. Dan Lauwers of Brockway Township recently met with Michigan Agriculture “Royalty” at the state Capitol. Rep. Lauwers is pictured with the 2014 Michigan Sugar Queen, Asparagus Queen and the National Cherry Queen.

Rep. Lauwers, Mayor Cronin listen to governor’s speech

State Rep. Dan Lauwers, R-Brockway Township, welcomed Jim Cronin, Yale mayor for the last decade, to Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address in the House chamber this evening.  Lauwers said the priorities the governor laid out in his speech are important for improving Michigan.

Lauwers takes ceremonial oath in Lansing

State Rep. Dan Lauwers, R-Brockway Township, Wednesday took the ceremonial oath of office with his family in the Michigan House chamber. The oath was administered by Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert P. Young Jr. Pictured with the second-term lawmaker on the rostrum, from left: Tom and Anne (sister) Leen; Stacey and Mike (brother) Lauwers;…

Capac fourth-grader job-shadows Rep. Lauwers after winning reading contest

State Rep. Dan Lauwers, at right, welcomed summer reading contest winner Paul Gamire, in blue, along with his parents, Paul and Danielle, and brother Hugh, to the state Capitol on Tuesday.   Capac Elementary School fourth-grader Paul Camire on Tuesday got an inside look at the state legislative process as a special guest of state…

Governor signs landmark drugged driving measures to better protect state motorists

Gov. Rick Snyder today signed into law landmark legislation to help keep drugged drivers off Michigan streets by ensuring immediate jail time for repeat offenders and better communication between law enforcement agencies. State Rep. Dan Lauwers and Sen. Phil Pavlov introduced the legislation in response to the tragic deaths of Russell Ward and Koby Raymo,…

Rep. Lauwers helps purchase prize lamb on behalf of House Agriculture Committee

State Rep. Dan Lauwers helped purchase a showcase lamb on behalf of the state House Agriculture Committee at this week’s Michigan Livestock Auction at the Ag Expo in East Lansing. Lauwers, a farmer and member of the House Agriculture Committee, helped pitch in part of the necessary funds to purchase the animal, which was designated…

Rep. Lauwers: Roadside saliva test eliminated from drugged driving bills

Legislation to protect Michigan motorists from repeat drugged drivers will not include the use of a roadside saliva test for controlled substances under legislation amended this morning by the House Judiciary Committee. House Bills 5383-85, introduced by Rep. Dan Lauwers, help keep dangerous motorists off Michigan streets by ensuring immediate jail time for repeat offenders…