Afendoulis issues statement on budget negotiations

State Rep. Lynn Afendoulis of Grand Rapids Township, chair of the Michigan House Tax Policy Committee, today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s comments on budget negotiations: “The Michigan Legislature has been working hard to find bipartisan solutions to fix our roads and resolve budget negotiations. All the governor has done…

Rep. Afendoulis: Only state, U.S. flags should fly above government buildings

State Rep. Lynn Afendoulis has introduced a plan to ensure only government flags can fly outside state buildings in Michigan. Afendoulis, of Grand Rapids Township, said it is inappropriate to display flags supporting social movements on property owned by state government. “We shouldn’t be playing identity politics with the people’s property,” Afendoulis said. “It isn’t…

Rep. Afendoulis spearheads plan to improve campaign finance accountability

Legislator: Small fines aren’t enough to discourage bad actors State Rep. Lynn Afendoulis today introduced a plan to add more accountability to Michigan’s campaign finance laws. Afendoulis, of Grand Rapids Township, said fines imposed for violations of Michigan’s campaign finance laws in the past have been insignificant and ineffective. Her plan adds teeth to the…

Rep. Afendoulis makes historic vote to guarantee lower rates for Michigan drivers

House approves bipartisan overhaul of no-fault reforms The Michigan House today approved a bipartisan plan to fix our state’s much-maligned car insurance system and guarantee rate reductions for all Michigan drivers, state Rep. Lynn Afendoulis announced. Afendoulis voted in favor of a bipartisan solution that has features designed to end Michigan’s long-standing tenure as the…

Grand Rapids-area representatives participate in veterans home groundbreaking

FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: State Representatives Mark Huizenga, Lynn Afendoulis, Thomas Albert, Rachel Hood, and Joe Tate participated in a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday for a new Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. The facility is part of a statewide plan to modernize long-term care for veterans in need and will include a total of 128…

Rep. Afendoulis backs new financial transparency plan

Bipartisan solution would expose potential conflicts of interest State Rep. Lynn Afendoulis today announced she is co-sponsoring a bipartisan plan to increase the transparency and accountability of elected state officials in Michigan. Afendoulis, of Grand Rapids Township, said the plan will expose potential conflicts of interest by requiring candidates for and officeholders of the legislative,…

House approves Rep. Afendoulis plan to protect the lives of the unborn in Michigan

Measure bans dismemberment abortion The state House today approved a plan introduced by Rep. Lynn Afendoulis to protect the dignity of life and unborn children by banning dismemberment abortions in Michigan. A dismemberment abortion is an abortion in which a health care worker intentionally dismembers a living fetus in the uterus in order for it…

Rep. Afendoulis makes historic vote to lower car insurance rates for Michigan drivers

House approves overhaul reforms after decades of gridlock The Michigan House today approved a landmark plan to fix our state’s much-maligned car insurance system and reduce rates for all Michigan drivers, state Rep. Lynn Afendoulis announced. Afendoulis voted in favor of a plan that has features designed to end Michigan’s long-standing tenure as the state…