Rep. Lilly joined by first responders for Sept. 11 Memorial Service

LANSING – State Rep. Jim Lilly, of Park Township, was joined today by Grand Haven Director of Public Safety Jeff Hawke and Ottawa County Sheriff’s Sgt. Chris Koster as his guests at the Michigan House of Representatives’ annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The ceremony remembers those dedicated individuals who served as first…

Rep. Lilly eager to grow student proficiency in area classrooms

State Rep. Jim Lilly, of Park Township, looks forward to working with key officials in three Ottawa County school districts to build on student proficiency in the annual Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP). The M-STEP tests students in English language arts and math in third-eighth grades, in science in fourth-seventh grades, and in…

Rep. Lilly votes to fund recreation projects in Michigan

List includes five local development State Rep. Jim Lilly today joined his Michigan House colleagues in voting for legislation to fund dozens of recreational projects and land acquisitions, including five in communities he serves. Lilly, of Park Township, said the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund uses dedicated money for such projects to fund development of…

Rep. Lilly Announces Summer Reading Challenge

State Rep. Jim Lilly announced the kick-off of his first annual summer reading challenge for students throughout the community.  The “Rep for a Day” contest is designed to encourage children to read over the summer months and win a chance to join Rep. Lilly in Lansing for a day with their family. “In this age…

Rep. Lilly announces June office hours

Rep. Jim Lilly of Park Township invites Ottawa County residents to attend his upcoming office hours events scheduled for Monday, June 5 and Friday, June 16. “I am committed to making our voices heard in Lansing,” Lilly said. “This is a great opportunity to share ideas and updates about our state government.” The office hours…

House OKs budget with focus on transportation system

State Rep. Jim Lilly joined his House colleagues on Tuesday in passage of the state budget, which includes record funding for K-12 education and proposes a 2.2 percent reduction for the general state budget. Lilly, of Park Township, voted to approve the budget for the new fiscal year, which includes reprioritizing funding to fix roads…

Rep. Lilly: Detroit recovery benefits all of Michigan

Legislator: Progress from bankruptcy improves state’s image State Rep. Jim Lilly today praised Detroit officials for presenting a positive picture of the Motor City’s recovery from a 2014 bankruptcy, saying a strong Detroit makes for a strong Michigan. Lilly, of Park Township, serves as vice chair of the House Michigan Competitiveness Committee, which today heard…

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…