Rep. Johnson announces August office hours

State Representative Steve Johnson invites residents of the 72nd House District to join him during local office hours: Thursday, August 9, 2018 Kent County Bob Evans 6565 Kalamazoo Ave. SE in Gaines 9:00 am – 10:00 am Allegan County Tujax Tu on Gun Lake 11 126th Ave. in Wayland 11:00 am – Noon “Open and…

Johnson bills repealing obsolete regulations signed into law

Two bills sponsored by state Rep. Steve Johnson repealing outdated provisions of Michigan law were recently signed by the governor. Johnson said these initiatives improve government efficiency and accountability while cutting wasteful taxpayer spending. “Removing outdated regulations ensures that our laws are concise, accurate and representative of today’s landscape,” said Johnson, of Wayland. “My priorities…

Johnson bill to repeal case mandate signed into law

Rep. Steve Johnson today announced that his legislation to remove a mandate that bows, crossbows and slingshots be cased during transport in a vehicle has been signed into law. Johnson said the issue was brought to his attention by local residents who were concerned about the confusing aspects of bow and crossbow transport requirements. “I…

Johnson introduces legislation to modernize drain project notification process

State Rep. Steve Johnson has introduced legislation that would make various changes to the way landowners are notified of drainage projects taking place on or near their property. Currently, a notice is required to be mailed to landowners when drainage projects are proposed in their drainage district. This notice includes information about a meeting where…

Rep. Johnson sides with taxpayers, votes to end prevailing wage law

Repeal means more money for classrooms, families   State Rep. Steve Johnson joined a majority of his House colleagues today in repealing the state’s prevailing wage law. Rep. Johnson, of Wayland, said the mandate that public construction projects be built using union pay scales and benefits is not the best use of taxpayer money and…

Rep. Johnson announces June office hours

State Representative Steve Johnson invites residents of the 72nd House District to join him during local office hours: Friday, June 22, 2018 Allegan County Simply Celia’s 142 S. Main St. in Wayland 8:30 am – 9:30 am Kent County Bob Evans 6565 Kalamazoo Ave. SE in Gaines Twp. 10:30 am – 11:30 am “Open and…

Rep. Johnson welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Steve Johnson (right) welcomed Pastor Randy Hekman (center) to the state Capitol to give today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Hekman is a former Kent County Judge and is currently the Executive Director of The Grand Awakening, a coalition praying for revival in West Michigan. Joining them at the…

Rep. Johnson unveils bill to better use renewable energy

Measure is part of bipartisan solution on energy freedom   PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Steve Johnson (R-Wayland) discusses his legislation, part of the bipartisan Energy Freedom package, during a Lansing news conference on Tuesday. Rep. Johnson, who serves on the House Energy Policy Committee, is sponsor of House Bill 5865, which allows groups of businesses…

Rep. Johnson announces May office hours

State Representative Steve Johnson invites residents of the 72nd House District to join him during local office hours: Friday, May 18, 2018 Allegan County Colonial Kitchen 1825 142nd Ave. in Dorr 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Kent County Bob Evans 6565 Kalamazoo Ave. SE in Gaines Twp. 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. “One of my top…

Bipartisan package of bills introduced to support clean energy

Legislators aim to equalize net metering costs   A bipartisan package of five bills removing regulatory barriers to clean energy producers will be unveiled during a news conference in Lansing Tuesday. State Rep. Gary Glenn (R-Williams Township), chair of the House Energy Policy Committee, said the five-bill measure restores fair-value pricing for renewable energy sold…

Rep. Johnson announces April office hours

State Representative Steve Johnson invites residents of the 72nd House District to join him during local office hours: Monday, April 23, 2018 Allegan County Big Boy 1180 W Superior 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. “Open and honest communication…