Rep. Yonker receives Legislator of the Year Award from MPA

LANSING — State Rep. Ken Yonker, R-Caledonia, received the Legislator of the Year Award today from the Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA). “It is a great honor to be recognized by the MPA as Legislator of the Year,” Rep. Yonker said. “I have worked tirelessly to ensure that legislation supporting health policy be a top priority…

Rep. Cole’s bill will repeal duplicative MDEQ permits for licensed campgrounds

State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, introduced legislation today that will repeal the requirement for a duplicative Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) permit for licensed campgrounds throughout the state. “Under current law all campgrounds in Michigan must be licensed through the MDEQ and also subject to annual inspections that include sanitary sewage systems,” Rep. Cole…

Rep. Runestad encourages local residents to attend monthly office hours

State Rep. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, invites residents of the 38th House District to attend his regularly scheduled monthly office hours. Rep. Runestad said he will meet with residents at three separate locations on the first Saturday of every month to listen to their concerns and suggestions and discuss state and local government at the…

Lawmakers: New state education board LGBTQ policy erodes parental rights

Concerned parents, public must be able to stop potential changes A group of House lawmakers today condemned a draft policy initiative by the Michigan State Board of Education that could allow students to use any school restroom they choose and allow male students to try out for girls’ sports teams, all while keeping parents in…

Lawmakers: New state education board LGBTQ policy erodes parental rights

Concerned parents, public must be able to stop potential changes State Rep. Triston Cole joined a group of Michigan House lawmakers today condemning a draft policy initiative by the Michigan State Board of Education that could allow students to use any school restroom they choose and allow male students to try out for girls’ sports…

Rep. Crawford joins governor at first bill signing

Oakland County lawmaker requires continuing education for veterinarians State Rep. Kathy Crawford, R-Novi, joined Gov. Rick Snyder today for her first public bill signing. The governor approved Rep. Crawford’s House Bill 4408, now Public Act 47 of 2016, which will establish continuing education requirements for veterinarians and veterinary technicians as a condition for license renewal….

Rep. Cole’s bill opens forest roads to ORV use unless they are marked closed

This week the Michigan House of Representatives approved legislation sponsored by state Rep. Triston Cole to increase recreational opportunities in Michigan by giving off-road vehicle (ORV) users right to utilize any forest road that currently sees motor vehicle traffic that is not marked closed. The forest roads will be audited by the Michigan Department of Natural…

Declaration of Acts as Genocide Supported by Rep. Runestad

State Rep. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, today praised the federal government for finally declaring ISIS actions to be genocide against Chaldeans, and other Christian and religious minorities in the Middle East. Rep. Runestad is sponsoring a House resolution urging the federal government to declare ISIS activities as an act of genocide. U.S. Secretary of State…