Rep. Brann votes to make state government transparent

Plan extends open record requirements to governor, Legislature State Rep. Tommy Brann today voted to approve a bipartisan plan to make state government more accountable to the people of Michigan. Brann, of Wyoming, said the House unanimously approved the multi-bill proposal. “People deserve transparency from their state government,” Brann said. “This legislation gives people the…

Rep. Brann participates in Legislative Polar Plunge

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Tommy Brann of Wyoming led efforts in raising $25,000 for children and adults with mental health challenges at the Capitol on Thursday, participating in the eighth annual Legislative Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Michigan.

Rep. Brann welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Tommy Brann of Wyoming welcomed Pastor Kent A. Rottman of Lee Street Christian Reformed Church in Wyoming to the state Capitol to lead Tuesday’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. House tradition calls for a representative or clergy member to begin each day’s session with a prayer. Speaker Lee Chatfield…

Rep. Brann continues to serve key role in Michigan’s budget process

State Rep. Tommy Brann has been appointed by Speaker Lee Chatfield to serve on the House Appropriations Committee during the 2019-20 legislative session. Brann, of Wyoming, will chair the House’s Judiciary Subcommittee, which is charged with setting the budgets for Michigan’s court systems, as well as the Judicial Tenure Commission and the State Appellate Defender’s…

Rep. Brann ceremoniously sworn into office

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Tommy Brann of Wyoming was ceremoniously sworn into his second term of office on Wednesday by Michigan State Supreme Court Justice Stephen J. Markman. Rep. Brann represents the 77th District, which includes Byron Township and the city of Wyoming. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Rep. Brann is joined by friends Mary Ellen…

Rep. Brann’s plan to honor local fallen servicemen signed into law

Portions of U.S. 131 to be renamed in the city of Wyoming State Rep. Tommy Brann’s plan to honor three fallen servicemen from the city of Wyoming has been signed into state law. Brann’s laws memorialize the trio by renaming a portion of U.S. 131 within the city. The portion between exits 78 and 79…

Rep. Brann: We must teach our kids about jobs, entrepreneurship

West Michigan business owner wants to give students tools for success State Rep. Tommy Brann today testified in support of his plan to include free enterprise and entrepreneurship as a curriculum requirement for 8th grade social studies instruction. Brann, a restaurant owner in Wyoming, spoke of his personal experience that inspired this legislation. “When I…

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Byron Center fire officials join Rep. Brann for Sept. 11 ceremony

State Rep. Tommy Brann, of Wyoming, is joined today by Byron Center Deputy Fire Chief Mike Driesenga (left) and Firefighter Nick Williams (right) for the House of Representatives’ annual Sept. 11 ceremony. The observance memorializes Michigan first responders and members of the military who died in the line of duty during the past year. #####

Committee approves Rep. Brann’s plan to honor fallen servicemen

Portions of highway U.S. 131 to be renamed in the city of Wyoming The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee this week approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Tommy Brann to honor Army Spc. Eric T. Burri, Marine Cpl. Ross A. Smith and Army Pfc. Nicholas H. Blodgett by renaming portions of U.S. 131 in the…

Brann bill signed into law, will help solve missing person cases

Use of national database to provide more information, help law enforcement State Rep. Tommy Brann’s legislation requiring Michigan law enforcement officials to share missing person information on a national database was signed into law this week. The database, the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs), gathers information from medical examiners, law enforcement officials, and…

Senate unanimously approves Rep. Brann bill to help solve missing person cases

The state Senate today unanimously approved state Rep. Tommy Brann’s bill requiring Michigan law enforcement officials to share missing person information on a national database focuses on the specialized cases. The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs) gathers information from medical examiners, law enforcement officials, and the general public into its three databases involving…