Rep. Bumstead announces October office hours

State Rep. Jon Bumstead is encouraging residents of the 100th House District to join him during his local coffee hours for the month of October. “These events are a great time for me to get to know my constituents, and for them to ask me questions about issues important to them,” said Rep. Bumstead, R…

Special Interests and Your Election Ballot

It’s that time of year, when the evening news is dominated by political pundits and various candidates discussing the upcoming election. Many voters are busy researching the candidates but the names listed on the ballot are only a small part of the picture. Special interest groups often fly under the radar in the election debate…

Rep. Canfield invites residents to October office hours

Rep. Ned Canfield, R-Sebewaing, invites residents of the 84th House District to attend his in-district office hours throughout the month of October. “I encourage all residents with questions and concerns regarding state government to come join me at my office hours,” Rep. Canfield said. “Your input is vital to ensuring our district is the very best…

Rep. Tedder speaks at rally in support of special education

LANSING – State Rep. Jim Tedder today spoke at a rally on the capitol steps in support of students who require special education support services. “As a former educator and school administrator I have always advocated to ensure that our special education students receive the highest quality care and education,” said Rep. Tedder, R-Clarkston, who…

Rep. Tedder attends law enforcement standards bill signing

State Rep. Jim Tedder attended the signing of a bill package on Tuesday to update the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES) Act. “The act is being updated in an effort to improve the relationship between the public and law enforcement,” said Rep. Tedder, R-Clarkston. “In light of the events taking place around the…

Rep. Canfield heralds new law to help Michigan families of fallen heroes

The surviving spouse and children of Michigan public safety officers who die in the line of duty will receive much-needed health care coverage under a new law announced today by state Rep. Edward Canfield, D.O.  Rep. Canfield, who first voted on the measure as a member of the House Appropriations Committee, said Public Act 284…

Rep. Tedder praises state financing of Clarkston-area retirement home repairs

State Rep. Jim Tedder today lauded the approval of tax-exempt bond financing to help a Clarkston-area retirement community make much needed repairs to its facilities. Canterbury Health Care, Inc. has received approval from the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) for $16 million in private activity, tax-exempt bond financing for improvements to its Canterbury-on-the-Lake continuing care retirement…

Real Solutions; Real Results

House Republicans this fall continued to make progress on their Action Plan for the 2015-16 legislative session. At the beginning of session, GOP lawmakers created an online list of policy proposals to help make state government more efficient, effective and accountable. The 2015-16 House Republican Action Plan includes a record 78 specific goals to move…

Rep. Webber invites residents to his October office hours

State Rep. Michael Webber has announced his in-district coffee hours for the month of October, and is encouraging greater Rochester area residents to join him for questions and discussion. “Listening to my constituents is one of the most important parts of being a state representative,” said Rep. Webber. “My in-district office hours are a great…

Governor signs Rep. Cole’s ORV bill

Law will open forest roads to ORV use unless marked closed   Gov. Rick Snyder today signed into law state Rep. Triston Cole’s legislation requiring the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to allow motorized use on forest roads unless otherwise marked closed. House Bill 5275, now Public Act 288 of 2016, will open forest roads…

Rep. Crawford announces fall office hours

State Rep. Kathy Crawford, R-Novi, invites local residents to attend “Coffee with Crawford” this fall. “This is a fantastic opportunity for folks in the community to speak with me informally about anything on their minds,” said Rep. Crawford. “As your state representative I want to hear from the people that I represent and I want…

Rep. Bizon supports bill on water line replacement

State Rep. Dr. John Bizon joined a number of legislators in co-sponsoring House Bill 5860, introduced today to help local governments replace water lines made of lead or other materials that might pose a danger to people. The bill, introduced by Rep. Holly Hughes, R-Montague, allows the Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund, administered by the…

Rep. Tedder praises bill package to increase transparency

Bills will allow requests for legislative and executive branch records   State Rep. Jim Tedder today praised House passage of a 10-bill package that increases transparency in the Legislature and the governor’s office. Rep. Tedder co-sponsored every bill in the package, which creates the Legislative Open Records Act (LORA) and amends the Freedom of Information…

Rep. Theis welcomes ‘Rep. for a Day’ contest winner to the Capitol

State Rep. Lana Theis today hosted a very special guest in Lansing when Chase Fajack of Brighton joined the lawmaker as “Representative for a Day.” Chase, who attends Spencer Elementary, was selected as a winner of Rep. Theis’ summer reading contest. The reading contest—which took place between June and September—invited elementary school students to fill…