Rep. Yonker announces September office hours

State Rep. Ken Yonker, R-Caledonia, invites residents of the 72nd House District to meet with him locally during in-district office hours on Sept. 11 and Sept. 21 to discuss important state and local issues. On Friday, Sept. 11, Rep. Yonker will be at Rail Town Brewery, 3385 68th St. Southeast in Caledonia from 3:30 to…

Rep. Holly Hughes introduces ‘good government’ legislation

Bill drafted in response to a constituent inquiry State Representative Holly Hughes, R-Montague, has introduced legislation in response to a situation a constituent brought to her attention. Rep. Hughes has described the bill as “good government legislation.” The constituent who contacted Rep. Hughes office for assistance described a situation where she was asked to respond…

September coffee hours announced for Representative Holly Hughes

State Representative Holly Hughes, R-Montague, invites residents of the 91st House District to meet with her during coffee hours for the month of September to discuss state and local issues of interest. District office hours for Representative Hughes will be Friday, September 4th, in Ravenna, Norton Shores, and Whitehall; Tuesday, September 8th, in Cedar Creek…

Rep. Theis, Brighton Area Fire Authority, Livingston County Sheriff’s Dept., and Neal Nielsen host free car seat safety check event

WHAT: Free car seat safety check event WHO: State Rep. Lana Theis (R-Brighton) with Brighton Area Fire Authority, Livingston County Sheriff’s Department, and Neal Neilsen WHERE: Brighton Area Fire Authority Station 34 2755 Dorr Road Brighton, MI 48116 WHEN: Friday, September 25, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. WHY: Nationally certified technicians will be…

Rep. Jacobsen approves DNR grant funding for Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail

Oakland County will join first statewide trail system as grantee State Representative Brad Jacobsen, R-Oxford, recently voted to approve legislation appropriating funds to the Michigan Natural Department of Resources (DNR) to develop Michigan’s Iron Belle Trail, the first statewide interconnected trail system stretching over hundreds of miles. “Oakland County will be among the 15 Michigan…

Rep. Franz announces Leelanau County office hours

State Rep. Ray Franz, R-Onekama, invites residents to join him for in-district office hours in August. Rep. Franz will host office hours on Monday, Aug. 3, to meet with residents and discuss issues involving state and local government. The meeting will take place from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Leelanau County Government Center in…

Rep. Cole achieves fourth MAEAP environmental farm verification

State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, and his family received their fourth verification in farmstead and cropping from the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP). MAEAP is a voluntary third party verification system that ensures environmentally sound practices are implemented properly on farms across the state of Michigan. “MAEAP certification is an innovative program that allows…

Rep. Cole: Fixing roads is a priority, raising taxes is not

State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, will vote “no” on portions of the Senate sponsored road-funding plan in its current form that if passed and signed into law will increase taxes on Michigan residents in order to fix our state’s roads and bridges. “I believe that I was elected to represent the will of my constituents,…

Rep. Yonker welcomes softball state champs to Capitol

Lawmaker awards Wayland Union team with special tribute State Rep. Ken Yonker, R-Caledonia, welcomed the Wayland Union High School varsity softball team to the state Capitol today to recognize their accomplishment as 2015 Division II State Champions. “Every team wants to win a state championship, but there’s a difference between the will to win and…

Rep. Jacobsen’s early warning bill heads to governor

State Representative Brad Jacobsen, R-Oxford, recently sponsored legislation to ensure greater access to loan options for struggling school districts looking to improve their financial situation. The addition of Rep. Jacobsen’s House Bill 4331 played a significant role in the passage of the early warning bill package approved Tuesday by the Senate. “I am very excited…

Rep. Yonker announces June office hours

State Rep. Ken Yonker, R-Caledonia, invites residents of the 72nd House District to meet with him locally during in-district office hours June 29 to discuss important state and local issues. On Monday, June 29, Rep. Yonker will be at Daily Brews Coffee Shop, 128 S. Main St. in Wayland, from 7:30 to 9 a.m.  “I look…

Rep. Hughes honors two Muskegon County teens for heroic efforts

State Rep. Holly Hughes, R-Montague, honored two Muskegon County teenagers with special tributes and state seals at the Capitol today to thank them for their bravery and courage as they saved a local resident from a burning building and put out the fire at the Tiffany Woods apartment complex in Roosevelt Park. Alec Edwards and…

Coffee with Cole

State Rep. Triston Cole announces upcoming office hours State Rep. Triston Cole invites residents of the 105th House District to meet with him locally during in-district office hours this upcoming month to discuss important state and local issues of interest. “I want to get to know all the constituents in my area so that they…

Rep. Jacobsen announces Free Fishing Weekend

State Rep. Brad Jacobsen, R-Oxford, announced today that the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) is sponsoring a free weekend of fishing this Saturday and Sunday, June 13 and 14. “This free weekend of fishing provides an experience that families and friends can share together at no cost out of pocket,” Rep. Jacobsen said. “It…