Rep. Afendoulis fights for justice on behalf of crime victims in sanctuary cities

Legislator unveils plan to hold municipalities with sanctuary policies accountable  State Rep. Lynn Afendoulis today unveiled a plan that would allow crime victims and their families to hold municipalities with sanctuary policies accountable for damages if they are harmed in the commission of a crime by an illegal immigrant. Afendoulis, of Grand Rapids Township, said…

Rep. Afendoulis testifies on plan for schools and daycares to have safe, lead-free water

State Rep. Lynn Afendoulis, of Grand Rapids Township, testified this week in a Michigan House committee on her plan to ensure schools and daycares have lead-free, safe drinking water. Afendoulis’ plan, part of a bipartisan package, will require the installation of hi-tech filtered drinking fountains in Michigan’s schools and child care centers. Afendoulis said the…

Rep. Afendoulis: New Michigan law makes medical procedures more affordable

Rep. Lynn Afendoulis, chair of the Michigan House Tax Policy Committee, has sponsored a new law making certain medical procedures more affordable. Afendoulis’ legislation to ensure implantable medical devices are exempt from Michigan’s 6 percent sales and use tax has been signed into law by Gov. Whitmer. The change will ensure patients are not forced…

Rep. Afendoulis named Legislator of the Year by Michigan Retailers Association

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN — State Rep. Lynn Afendoulis, of Grand Rapids Township has received the Legislator of the Year award from the Michigan Retailers Association. Rep. Afendoulis received the honor, along with Rep. Joe Tate of Detroit, for spearheading legislation that brings sales tax fairness to retailers in Michigan. Specifically, this package requires out-of-state online…

Rep. Afendoulis: Resolution urges Stabenow, Peters to vote against impeachment

Rep. Lynn Afendoulis of Grand Rapids Township issued the following statement after introducing a resolution in the Michigan House urging the state’s U.S. senators to vote ‘not guilty’ or against articles of impeachment: “A process that began before the president did a single official act can’t be anything but politically motivated. From Rashida Tlaib’s cries…

Rep. Afendoulis announces local office hour

State Rep. Lynn Afendoulis of Grand Rapids Township has scheduled a local office hour to meet with residents of the 73rd District. “I love meeting with residents from West Michigan,” Rep. Afendoulis said. “I invite all to attend to discuss my legislative priorities for 2020.” The office hour will be held on Friday, Jan. 17…

Rep. Afendoulis: Governor signs sale tax fairness plan

Rep. Lynn Afendoulis of Grand Rapids Township – chair of the House Tax Policy Committee – issued a statement today after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a legislative package bringing sales tax fairness to Michigan retailers. The measures put current Michigan practice started in October 2018 – based on a U.S. Supreme Court decision commonly known…

Rep. Afendoulis issues statement on Wolverine’s PFAS settlement

State Rep. Lynn Afendoulis of Grand Rapids Township today issued the following statement after Wolverine Worldwide announced an agreement to address PFAS contamination in Plainfield and Algoma townships: “From the beginning, I have said the most important thing is to get clean water to the people; it is a basic human need and right. This…

Rep. Afendoulis: Statement on House voting to reverse governor’s damaging budget cuts

Rep. Lynn Afendoulis of Grand Rapids Township – chair of the Michigan House Tax Policy Committee — today issued the following statement after the House voted to restore funding for essential services vetoed by Gov. Whitmer: “With these votes, the House makes significant strides toward mending the damage done to Michigan’s most vulnerable residents by…

Rep. Afendoulis announces local office hour

State Rep. Lynn Afendoulis of Grand Rapids Township has scheduled a local office hour to meet with residents of the 73rd District. “It’s an honor to serve West Michigan in Lansing,” Rep. Afendoulis said. “I invite all to attend to share their ideas and discuss my priorities as we approach the closing weeks of session…