Johnson bill would make legislator pay equal to average Michigan wage

State Rep. Steve Johnson introduced legislation today that would make state legislator salaries equal to the average salary of a worker in Michigan. “As we go through a tough budget season, it’s important for legislators to lead by example and be good public servants,” Johnson said. “Introducing this bill gives myself and my colleagues the…

Resolution encourages moose hunt on Isle Royale

State Rep. Steve Johnson recently introduced a resolution calling on the National Park Service to establish a moose tag lottery hunt on Isle Royale, in order to help control the island’s exploding population. Isle Royale is a remote island in Lake Superior that is home to a moose population that has grown from just 515…

Johnson bill to exempt Michigan-made gas cans from federal regulation receives hearing

State Rep. Steve Johnson recently testified before the House Commerce Committee in support of House Bill 4717, which allows gas cans made, sold and used in Michigan to not conform to federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations. “The gas can is a prime example of government regulations ruining a perfectly fine product made in the…

Rep. Johnson announces September office hours

     State Representative Steve Johnson invites residents of the 72nd House District to join him during local office hours:   Friday, September 13 Allegan County Simply Celia’s 142 S Main St. in Wayland 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Kent County Bob Evans 6565 Kalamazoo Ave. SE in Gaines Twp. 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  …

Legislation would clarify Auditor General’s access of electronic and confidential data

State Rep. Steve Johnson’s bill that clarifies the constitutional authority of the Auditor General to access and examine electronically stored information and confidential information in the course of an audit has passed the House. The Office of the Auditor General (OAG) is tasked under the Michigan Constitution to conduct financial and performance audits of all…

Rep. Johnson: Governor ‘hasn’t learned much’ on transportation-related issues

Lawmaker responds to latest policy push regarding illegal immigrants State Rep. Steven Johnson, of Wayland, today voiced his opposition to the governor’s latest radical policy push to issue driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. Johnson said the governor’s new reckless stance on the issue is wrong for Michigan and not the only transportation idea she’s brought…

Rep. Johnson: Severe weather punctuates need to modernize energy infrastructure

With hundreds of thousands of households across Michigan left without power in the wake of severe storms, State Rep. Steven Johnson said circumstances like these emphasize the need to enable microgrid infrastructure in Michigan. Johnson introduced key legislation in May that would allow for the use of microgrids for critical facilities such as fire departments,…

Rep. Johnson announces August office hours

State Representative Steve Johnson invites residents of the 72nd House District to join him during local office hours:   Monday, August 5th Allegan County Colonial Kitchen 1825 142nd Ave. in Dorr 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Kent County Kentwood Branch Library 4950 Breton Rd. SE in Kentwood 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. “Open and honest communication…

Restoring the original promise of the 2nd Amendment in Michigan

By State Rep. Steven Johnson of Wayland Today, more than ever – as big government and power-hungry politicians continue to jeopardize our most basic rights – it’s vital that Michigan residents are able to protect themselves and their families. The right to “keep and bear arms” for self-defense is not a privilege afforded by local…

Microgrid legislation receives diverse support at House Energy Committee

LANSING – At a House Energy Committee meeting on Wednesday, a broad, bipartisan lineup of organizations– including engineers, officials from the City of Grand Rapids, former military officials and energy experts–expressed support for House Bill 4477. The bipartisan legislation, sponsored by Rep. Steve Johnson (R-Wayland) would allow for the use of microgrids for critical facilities,…

Reps. Johnson, O’Malley host informative roads town hall in Allegan County

State Rep. Steven Johnson, of Wayland, recently hosted community members for a town hall meeting to discuss road funding with special guest Rep. Jack O’Malley, chair of the House Transportation Committee. The discussion included an update on current road funding, a summary on the history of road funding in Michigan and potential options to continue…

Rep. Johnson announces July office hours

State Representative Steve Johnson invites residents of the 72nd House District to join him during local office hours: Friday, July 19, 2019 Kent County Kentwood Branch Library 4950 Breton Road SE in Kentwood 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Allegan County Simply Celia’s 142 S. Main St. in Wayland 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. “Open and honest…