Rep. Cole joins guests at local SnoDrift Rally

State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, welcomed special guests to the 2016 SnoDrift Rally in Montmorency County last weekend. The Sno*Drift Rally featured two days of racing on Montmorency County roads over snow and ice. It was the only planned snow event on the Rally America National Championship schedule, attracting more than 30 domestic and international…

Rep. Franz co-sponsors Blue Star Mother’s Resolution

LANSING, MI – State Rep. Ray Franz, R-Onekama, co-sponsored House Resolution 204 last week to declare Feb. 2 Blue Star Mothers Day in the state of Michigan. Blue Star Mothers is a national organization founded in Flint in 1942 that consists of mothers whose sons and daughters have served honorably in the United States Armed…

Jacobsen’s speed limit package clears transportation committee

The Michigan House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee today passed legislation that will create greater efficiency and safer roads by making common-sense adjustments to our state laws. “I’ve worked on this bi-partisan speed limits reform for over two years now and I’m very pleased with the great progress we’ve made. We did not cut any corners…

Rep. Franz introduces legislation to implement “highway hospital zones”

LANSING, MI – State Rep. Ray Franz, R-Onekama, introduced legislation today that will create and enforce “highway hospital zones.” House Bill 5259 will amend a section of the Michigan Vehicle Code to create “highway hospital zones.” In addition, this designation will allow state and local law enforcement officials to enforce a maximum speed of 45…

Rep. Franz aids in passage of athletic trainer bill to improve quality care

LANSING, MI – The Michigan House of Representatives today passed bipartisan legislation that will improve the quality of health care that out-of-state amateur, collegiate and professional athletes receive while traveling in Michigan. House Bill 4792 sponsored by Rep. Robert Wittenberg, D-Oak Park, was first approved by the House Regulatory Reform Committee under the oversight of…

Rep. Paul Muxlow invites local residents to February office hours

State Rep. Paul Muxlow, R-Brown City, invites residents of St. Clair and Sanilac counties to meet with him during district office hours this February to discuss state and local issues of interest. Rep. Muxlow will be available to speak with residents of the 83rd House District at two locations on Friday, Feb. 12. The times…

Rep. Cole highlights first stop on town hall tour

State Representative Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, recently completed his first the 2015 Year-in-Review Town Hall Tour.The Year-In-Review meeting was held at the senior activity center in Bellaire on Monday, Jan. 25. A number of individuals braved the fierce winter temperatures to hear Rep. Cole highlight his accomplishments as state representative in 2015. One of the many…

Rep. Jacobsen issues statement on Flint water restoration

State Representative Brad Jacobsen, R-Oxford, issued the following statement on the efforts of Gov. Rick Snyder and his administration to restore fresh drinking water to the residents of Flint: “The Flint water emergency is an incredibly unfortunate event and a very serious problem. However, I am proud to stand alongside my colleagues as we continue…

Rep. Jacobsen comments on Lake Orion High School threats and district closure

State Representative Brad Jacobsen, R-Oxford, issued the following statement regarding the online threats to Lake Orion High School that resulted in the closure of the entire district today: “While the entire situation is not fully understood at this time, I am confident that Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard and his Oakland County Sheriff’s Department will…

Rep. Jacobsen invites local residents to January coffee hours

State Rep. Brad Jacobsen announces upcoming 2016 office hours State Representative Brad Jacobsen, R-Oxford, invites residents of the 46th House District to meet with him locally during district office hours on Saturday, Jan. 30, to discuss important state and local issues of interest. “I always welcome the opportunity to get to know my neighbors and…

Rep. Muxlow welcomes guests to the State of the State address

LANSING, MI – Brown City lawmaker Rep. Paul Muxlow, left, welcomed Senior Vice President and Senior Commercial Lender Mark Shadley of Tri-County Bank, right, and his wife Liz to the House floor on Tuesday for the governor’s annual State of the State address in the Capitol. “Mr. Shadley is the epitome of a true financial…

Rep. Franz welcomes granddaughter to State of the State address

LANSING, MI – Onekama lawmaker State Rep. Ray Franz, right, welcomed granddaughter Meghan Franz, left, to the House chamber tonight to hear Gov. Rick Snyder’s State the State address. “It is a true blessing to have my granddaughter here with me tonight to share in this experience,” Rep. Franz said. “Like so many Michigan families…

Rep. Jacobsen welcomes Mike Gingell to State of the State address

LANSING, MI –Chairman of the Oakland County Commissioners Mike Gingell joined Rep. Brad Jacobsen on the House floor during the 2016 annual State of the State address. “Mr. Gingell and I have been working together for over a decade to ensure Oakland County is one of the top notch places to live in Michigan,” Rep….