House committee hears testimony to improve pet protections

State Rep. Tommy Brann, of Wyoming, testified before the House Law and Justice Committee Tuesday in support of his legislation to improve protections for companion and family pets. “Pets are a crucial part of many Michigan families, often like children and close friends,” Brann said. “As a pet lover myself, I believe justice and fairness…

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Rep. Brann invites residents to office hours

State Rep. Tommy Brann of Wyoming invites residents from Byron Township and the City of Wyoming to attend his local office hours during the month on May. Office hours provide an opportunity for people to meet with their representative in an informal setting, to discuss concerns regarding state government. “I want to hear about issues…

Rep. Brann welcomes guests to House floor

Rep. Tommy Brann welcomed two guests to the House floor this week. Teyei Joel Pam and Reouhidi Reuben Ndjerareou, both originally from Africa, wanted to visit the state Capitol to learn more about our system of government. Rep. Brann’s guests were able to sit with him on the floor and watch the House session proceedings….

Rep. Brann: House budget boosts education, veterans

Proposal also helps people caring for loved ones   State Rep. Tommy Brann today voted for the House version of the state budget, joining his colleagues on the Appropriations Committee in approving the fiscal plan and sending it to the full House for consideration. Brann, of Wyoming, who serves as chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee…

Rep. Brann: Budget proposal helps people across Michigan

Local communities with state-owned buildings would get more fire protection grant money through a spending bill advanced with unanimous bipartisan support today by a Michigan House subcommittee. The panel chaired by state Rep. Tommy Brann of Wyoming deals with budgets for the state’s Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Department, and the state’s Department of Insurance and…

Rep. Brann invites residents to office hours

State Rep. Tommy Brann of Wyoming invites the people of Byron Township and the City of Wyoming to attend his local office hours on Monday, April 3. Office hours provide an opportunity for people to meet with their representative in an informal setting. “I want to hear from people on what issues they agree or…

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Rep. Brann applauds House vote on government accountability

State Rep. Tommy Brann today voted for bipartisan legislation to make state government more accountable to the people it serves. Brann, of Wyoming, supports the legislation which makes the governor and lieutenant governor subject to the Freedom of Information Act and creates a similar disclosure requirement for state representatives and senators called the Legislative Open…

Rep. Brann takes Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

State Rep. Tommy Brann yesterday took part in the sixth annual Legislative Polar Plunge on the Capitol lawn to benefit Special Olympics Michigan. Special Olympics Michigan places a pool on the Capitol lawn and invites legislators to raise funds for the group and take a plunge in support of the nonprofit.              “I am more than…

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Rep. Brann calls jobs training crucial to the region’s future

State Rep. Tommy Brann, of Wyoming, stood with his fellow Republican representatives at the Capitol Thursday as the 2017-18 House Republicans Action Plan was announced during a news conference. Rep. Brann enjoyed being a part of the special policy committee that had a hand in creating the Action Plan, which details the key areas to…

Rep. Brann: Budget will foster a better business environment

Experience had state Rep. Tommy Brann of Wyoming focusing on several aspects of Gov. Rick Snyder’s 2017-18 budget presentation today. “We need to continue to foster a great environment for businesses to start and grow here,” Brann said. “Making an ideal business climate involves improved training programs and a fair tax structure. That’s what has…

Rep. Brann named to key budget committee positions

State Rep. Tommy Brann, of Wyoming, will have strong input for the state’s budget over the 2017-18 session, after being named to the House Appropriations Committee and four subcommittees Thursday. Brann will be chair of the Licensing and Regulatory Affairs-Insurance and Financial Services subcommittee, as well as vice chair of the Judiciary subcommittee. “Managing budgets…

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Rep. Brann supports increased government transparency

State Rep. Tommy Brann of Wyoming is applauding a policy change made in the House of Representatives to improve government transparency to all state citizens. “The People deserve to know how their tax dollars are being spent at the Michigan House,” Rep. Brann said. “It’s almost in the same format as the menus at my…