Rep. Tedder visits Clarkston High, teaches civics classes

State Rep. Jim Tedder made a stop at Clarkston High School to present civics classes with a lesson on civic duty and his role as a legislator. “As a former school teacher and administrator, I really enjoy returning to Clarkston-area schools to continue educating our kids,” said Rep. Tedder, R-Clarkston. “It’s important for students to…

Rep. Howrylak bill introduced to improve education for deaf students

Today, bi-partisan reforms were introduced in the state House and Senate to improve education outcomes for students who are Deaf, Deaf-Blind or Hard of Hearing. “I am excited to introduce these landmark education reforms with my colleagues in the Legislative Deaf, Deaf-Blind and Hard of Hearing Issues Caucus,” said Rep. Martin Howrylak, R-Troy, who sponsors…

Rep. Howrylak Announces December Office Hours

Rep. Martin Howrylak will be hosting office hours on December 3 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Troy Library and December 5 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Clawson Library. The residents of the 41st House District are encouraged to attend and meet with Rep. Howrylak.   Office Hours: Saturday, December 3 from…

Rep Howrylak introduces Epi-Pen bills

State Reps. Martin Howrylak and Jim Tedder introduced legislation this week to bring financial relief to Michigan schools in the wake of rising prices for epinephrine autoinjectors used to treat allergic reactions, also known as Epi-Pens. If enacted, House Bills 6049 and 6050 would allow all Michigan schools to receive a prescription for epinephrine. This…

Rep. Runestad raises awareness for children in state foster care system

November is Adoption Month in Michigan State Rep. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake, praised Gov. Rick Snyder today for his recent proclamation declaring November to be Adoption Month in Michigan and Nov. 22 to be Adoption Day. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services in partnership with adoption agencies and the courts work to find…

Rep. Howrylak invites public to consumer education event

State Rep. Martin Howrylak will host a public home repair and equity scam consumer Education event at the Clawson Community Center, located at 509 Fisher Court, at 11 a.m. on Dec. 2. “This consumer education event will teach citizens about the telltale signs of home repair scams,” said Rep. Howrylak, R-Troy. “Homeownership brings great responsibility….

Rep. Howrylak introduces legislation in honor of Troy police officer

State Rep. Martin Howrylak introduced legislation this week in honor of Troy Police Officer Martin “Marty” Chivas, who died in the line of duty on April 22, 1974. If enacted, House Bill 6041 would name the portion of I-75 located at the Rochester Road exit as “Officer Martin ‘Marty’ Chivas Memorial Highway.” “Our community is…

Rep. Tedder introduces bill to reduce cost of in-school epinephrine

Lawmaker looks to reduce costs for public schools   State Rep. Jim Tedder today introduced two bills alongside Rep. Martin Howrylak to reduce the cost of epinephrine treatments in public schools. The plan allows for public schools to get a prescription for the drug epinephrine, which is used to treat anaphylactic shock in people experiencing…

Rep. Canfield honors U.S. Armed Forces on Veterans Day

Rep. Edward Canfield, D.O., will join the nation in honoring the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces this Veterans Day. The day holds special meaning for Rep. Canfield, who served in the U.S. Navy as Petty Officer, First Class from 1975 to 1980. “It is a day to take…

Rep. Cole elected to House Republican assistant majority floor leader

LANSING – State Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona, was elected House Republican assistant majority floor leader today for the 2017-2018 session in the 99th Michigan Legislature. “It is truly a privilege to have the honor of serving in the Michigan House of Representatives and being elected to a leadership position during Michigan’s comeback era is just…

House approves self-driving vehicle legislation

Reps. Jacobsen and Iden key advocates for autonomous vehicle technology The Michigan House of Representatives approved legislation today authorizing the operation of autonomous vehicles on Michigan public roads. House Communications and Technology Committee Chair Rep. Brad Jacobsen, R-Oxford, and Vice-Chair Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Oshtemo, heard testimony on Senate Bills 995-998 in Lansing earlier this fall…

House approves self-driving vehicle legislation

Reps. Jacobsen and Iden key advocates for autonomous vehicle technology The Michigan House of Representatives approved legislation today authorizing the operation of autonomous vehicles on Michigan public roads. House Communications and Technology Committee Chair Rep. Brad Jacobsen, R-Oxford, and Vice-Chair Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Oshtemo, heard testimony on Senate Bills 995-998 in Lansing earlier this fall…

House Education Committee honors Michigan Teacher of the Year

Today in the House Committee on Education, Rep. Rob VerHeulen gave a special tribute to Kenowa Hills Schools teacher Tracy Horodyski for being named the 2016 Michigan Teacher of the Year. “It is a great pleasure to offer congratulations to Tracy Horodyski,” said Rep. VerHeulen, R-Walker. “The record she has achieved over 16 years as…

Rep. Leonard to host Vietnam veteran commemorative event

Pinning ceremony will take place in the Speaker’s Library on November 28th.   State Rep. Tom Leonard, along with Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kowall and Senator Rick Jones, are hosting a Vietnam veteran commemorative lapel pinning ceremony at the Capitol on Monday, November 28, 2016, in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the war….

Rep. Bumstead announces local coffee hours for November

State Rep. Jon Bumstead has announced new dates and locations for his in-district coffee hours, and invites residents of the 100th District to join him. “I’m looking forward to seeing both old and new faces this month,” said Rep. Bumstead, R-Newaygo. “These dates will be some of the last times that I will be able…