Cole’s catch-of-the-day: Free Fishing Weekend in Pure Michigan

    State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, holds up his most recent freshwater catch, a smallmouth bass reeled in from Intermediate River in Bellaire. Rep. Cole announced today that the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) is sponsoring a free weekend of fishing this weekend. On June 13-14, residents and tourists across the state can…

Rep. Jacobsen announces summer reading contest for local students

Winning student will be ‘Rep. for a Day’ State Rep. Brad Jacobsen, R-Oxford, is encouraging students to continue to read this summer by hosting a local summer reading program. “I want to encourage local students in our community to stay sharp over vacation break and continue to read over the summer break,” said Rep. Jacobsen….

Funded: A solution to the TCE plume in Antrim County

Bellaire, Michigan, Antrim County – June 9, 2015   Funds to pay for an initial phase of a solution to the largest groundwater plume of trichloroethylene (TCE) in the country were recently authorized. The funded solution will upgrade the Mancelona Area Water & Sewer Authority’s (MAWSA) network of well fields and water mains so properties in…

Rep. Cole advises residents to be cautious of Avian Flu, how to protect Michigan birds

Lawmaker explains HPAI & how to defend against spread of virus to livestock The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD),with the advice of MDARD State Veterinarian Dr. James Averill, along with the Michigan Association of Fairs and Exhibitions (MAFE), Michigan 4-H, and Michigan Allied Poultry Industry announced this week the cancellation of all statewide…

Rep. Miller applauds House on fiscally responsible state budget

State Rep. Aaron Miller , R-Sturgis, today applauded the House vote to approve the state budget for fiscal year 2015 to 2016.  “The budget my colleagues and I put forth will pay down debt liabilities, catch-up on payments to the state teacher retirement fund, dedicate general fund dollars to fix Michigan roads, and restore Rainy…

Rep. Theis announces Summer Reading Contest for local students

Lawmaker offers winning contestant chance to be a ‘Legislator for a Day’ State Rep. Lana Theis, R-Brighton, is encouraging students to continue to read this summer after school gets out by hosting a local summer reading program. “This is a great opportunity to get students of all ages involved in the community and doing something…

Rep. Hughes sponsors summer reading program for local children

Top reader will be “State Representative for a Day” State Rep. Holly Hughes, R-Montague, is encouraging local students to continue to read this summer after school gets out by sponsoring a summer reading contest for students in first through fifth grade. The Summer Reading Contest guidelines are included in Rep. Hughes’s customized Summer Bookmark, which…

State Rep. Triston Cole announces June office hours

 Coffee with Cole State Representative Triston Cole invites residents of the 105th House District to meet with him locally during district office hours this June in order to discuss important state and local issues of interest. “I want to get to know all the constituents in my area so that they know I am invested…

Senate approves Rep. Hughes bill to provide college credit for military service

Bipartisan legislation sponsored by state Rep. Holly Hughes, R-Montague, providing men and women who honorably and heroically served their nation in uniform with university credit for their military experience, has passed the Michigan Senate unanimously, 38-0. House Bill 4060 requires Michigan’s public universities to inform veterans who apply to attend the school that they could…

Rep. Jacobsen introduces bill to rename M24 in honor of fallen soldiers this Memorial Day 

Oakland County lawmaker proposes renaming M-24 to ‘Gold Star Memorial Highway’ State Representative Brad Jacobsen, R-Oxford, introduced legislation today to rename portions of M-24 the ‘Gold Star Memorial Highway.’ House Bill 4649 proposes to rename sections of the roadway running through Lake Orion and Oxford communities located in Oakland County. Gold Star Memorial Highway will…

Rep. Triston Cole instrumental in securing Michigan’s energy future

State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, recently introduced legislation to explore Michigan’s energy independence by constructing an electric infrastructure that will connect the upper and lower peninsulas to the same electric grid, creating “One Michigan.” “To accommodate the electrical needs of the UP and increase connectivity between peninsulas, a reliable and efficient integrated electrical system is…

Rep. Lana Theis leads House in honoring a local hero

Special tribute awarded to Corporal Danny Sullivan State Rep. Lana Theis, R-Brighton, honored a local hero today by formally recognizing him on the House floor. Purple Heart veteran, Cpl. Danny Sullivan, was formally presented with a special award highlighting his dedicated military service to our state and country. Cpl. Sullivan received an official State of…

May and June coffee hours announced for Rep. Holly Hughes

State Rep. Holly Hughes, R-Montague, invites residents of the 91st House District to meet with her during coffee hours for the months of May and June to discuss state and local issues of interest. District office hours for Rep. Hughes will be Friday, May 22 in Whitehall and Fruitport; Monday, June 1 and Friday, June…

Rep. Paul Muxlow invites residents to spring office hours

May and June 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 spring to discuss state and local issues of interest. District office hours for Rep. Muxlow will be Friday, May 29 in Sandusky and Monday, June 1 in…

Rep. Franz advocates anonymity for lottery winners

The House Regulatory Reform Committee (HRRC) this week approved state Representative Ray Franz’s legislation to allow Michigan lottery winners to remain anonymous. “This bill maintains governmental interaction but still allows anonymity,” said Rep. Franz, HRRC chair. “Winners always have the option of letting the lottery reveal their names and participating in promotional advertising, however, that choice…