Rep. Chatfield announces August office hours

State Rep. Lee Chatfield invites residents of the 107th House District to join him during local office hours for the month of August. “I welcome anyone to join me at an upcoming office hours meeting in their area. It is very important for me to meet face-to-face with people so I can listen to their…

Rep. Canfield invites residents to September office hours

Rep. Ned Canfield, R-Sebewaing, invites residents of the 84th House District to attend his in-district office hours throughout the month of September. “I encourage all residents with questions and concerns regarding state government to come join me at my office hours,” Rep. Canfield said. “Your input is vital to ensuring our district is the very best…

Rep. Cole visits Flint water distribution center

State Rep. Triston Cole on Tuesday traveled to Flint to take an unannounced tour of the 135,000-square-foot space the state of Michigan has leased to receive shipments of bottled water and distribute to Flint residents. “As a northern Michigan representative, I wanted a clearer understanding of what system was in place to provide the water resources,” said Rep. Cole,…

Rep. Iden announces August coffee hours

State Rep. Brandt Iden will host monthly coffee hours in Kalamazoo County Aug. 5 and Aug. 19. Rep. Iden’s first coffee hours are scheduled for Friday, Aug. 5 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Rykse’s Restaurant, located at 5924 Stadium Drive in Kalamazoo. Rep. Iden will also be available to meet with residents on Aug….

Curbing an abuse of court process

Op-ed by State Rep. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake The work life of a process server in Michigan is no picnic.  Your job is to deliver bad news to strangers.  At first glance, delivering some papers to folks at $26 per hour plus gas reimbursement for each successful service seems like a good deal. Rarely, however…

Governor signs public threat alert bills, praises Iden’s legislation

Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law today House Bill 5442, which is now Public Act 235 of 2016. “By utilizing current technology, we can more quickly and efficiently warn Michiganders of imminent threats while preventing further harm,” Gov. Rick Snyder said. State Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Oshtemo, issued the following statement regarding the recent approval of his bipartisan bill…

Rep. Crawford speaks at Novi events

Lawmaker spends in-district time meeting with local residents State Rep. Kathy Crawford, R-Novi, today met with local residents in Novi and spoke at two events focused on seniors and adult education.  Rep. Crawford kicked-off the day as guest speaker of the Michigan Association of Senior Centers (MASC) and Michigan Recreation and Park Association (mParks) Senior…