Rep. Lilly announces office hours in Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Holland

Rep. Jim Lilly of Park Township is inviting Ottawa County residents to attend his upcoming office hours scheduled for Friday, March 24 and throughout April. “I am committed to making our voices heard in Lansing,” Lilly said. “This is a great opportunity for us to share ideas and updates about our state government.” The office…

Rep. Lilly casts yes vote for more state government transparency

State Rep. Jim Lilly voted today for a more open state government, approving sweeping legislation that makes the legislature and governor’s office more transparent. Michigan is one of just a few states that do not subject their legislative and executive branches to open records acts.  However, the 11-bill package would address this and make the…

Rep. Jim Lilly Begins March is Reading Month Tour

State Rep. Jim Lilly kicked-off his March is Reading Month tour this morning in the West Ottawa Public School District at Lakewood Elementary and Lakeshore Elementary Schools. As part of March is Reading Month, Rep. Lilly will visit several local schools in the 89th district and read to students throughout the month. Rep. Lilly said…

Rep. Lilly announces Grand Haven grant

LANSING –  Today, Representative Jim Lilly (R-Park Twp.) announced this year’s recipient of the Michigan Lighthouse Assistance Program Grant will be the city of Grand Haven.  The state legislature established the Michigan Lighthouse Assistance Program in 1999 to aid in the preservation and protection of Michigan’s lighthouse.  The program was created in conjunction with the…

Jobs training, accountability, roads are key issues to Rep. Lilly

Expanding jobs training programs, investing in road and bridge infrastructure, and making government accountable are key items which state Rep. Jim Lilly, of Park Township, emphasized in the 2017-18 House Republican Action Plan that was announced recently at the Capitol. The Action Plan, entitled “The Best Way Forward” details key priorities of the current House…

Rep. Lilly announces office hours in Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Holland

Rep. Jim Lilly of Park Township is inviting Ottawa County residents to attend his upcoming office hours events, scheduled for Friday, Feb. 17 and Monday, March 6. “I am committed to making our voices heard in Lansing,” Lilly said. “This is a great opportunity for us to share ideas and updates about our state government.”…

Rep. Lilly: Government should be open to public review

State Rep. Jim Lilly, of Park Township, voiced his support for an 11-bill package submitted today that expands government transparency. “Our state government as a whole should be open to public review and I’m glad that we continue to make meaningful steps forward towards meeting our residents’ demand for better transparency,” Lilly said. “My fellow…

Rep. Lilly welcomes local reverend, receives committee assignments

Rep. Jim Lilly, of Park Township, and Rep. Tom Barrett, of Potterville, today welcomed Rev. Tyler Wagenmaker to perform the invocation before a House of Representatives’ session. Rev. Wagenmaker of Hudsonville has acted as the Beaverdam Christian Reformed Church’s pastor since Fall 2010.  The reverend served as an Army Chaplain in the Michigan Army National…

Transparency increases in Michigan House

State Rep. Jim Lilly supports the recent policy change which has the financial disclosure and transparency website for the House of Representatives including salary information for every employee of the House, including legislators, for full public access. “I applaud the efforts of our House leadership team to bring additional transparency to the expenditure of Michigan…

Rep. Lilly hosts Ottawa County United Way president for State speech

State Rep. Jim Lilly, R-Park Township, welcomed Patrick Moran, president at the Greater Ottawa County United Way, as his guest for the State of the State address in the state Capitol Tuesday. Rep. Lilly recently took his oath of office to represent western Ottawa County at the state House of Representatives. “I’m honored today that…

Rep. Lilly takes oath of office during Capitol ceremony

State Rep. Jim Lilly was joined on the House floor by his wife Sarah and his parents, Paul and Julie, for his ceremonial oath of office today. Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen Markman administered the oath to Rep. Lilly during the ceremony at the state Capitol. This is subsequent to the opening of Rep….