Rep. Brad Paquette statement on new COVID-19 case in Cass County

State Rep. Brad Paquette, of Niles, today issued the following statement related to coronavirus cases that were recently identified in Cass and Berrien Counties: “Earlier this week we learned of Berrien County’s first confirmed cases of COVID-19 – today Cass County’s first case was also reported. My heart goes out to the individuals and their…

Rep. Paquette announces March office hours

State Rep. Brad Paquette announced his plans today to meet with members of Berrien and Cass county in March.  “Communication is vital for successful representation,” Paquette said. “I look forward to meeting and hearing from those I represent.” Rep. Paquette will be available Saturday, March 28 at the following times and locations: 10 to 11…

Rep. Paquette: Bipartisan action will address local roads without a tax increase

Legislation protects school funding; helps roads across Michigan Rep. Brad Paquette, of Niles, announced newly introduced House legislation that would fix Michigan’s current broken road funding formula, generate an extra $800 million for roads without new taxes, and dedicate the money solely to local roads which lost out in the governor’s recent borrowing scheme. The…

Rep. Paquette: Government shouldn’t use right to defend self as money-maker

House panel advances lawmaker’s measure reducing CPL renewal fee The House Military, Veterans and Homeland Security Committee today approved state Rep. Brad Paquette’s plan to substantially reduce the concealed pistol license (CPL) renewal fee, allowing more Michiganders to afford their right to bear arms. Paquette’s plan, hatched from bipartisan collaboration, states the $115 CPL holders…

Rep. Paquette facilitates brainstorming session with teachers and state lawmakers

Rep. Brad Paquette facilitated an education brainstorming session on Wednesday with a group of teachers and fellow lawmakers to discuss the future of education in Michigan and how educators can play a larger role in the policy formation process. Trusted Voices, a nonpartisan advocacy group of educators, partnered with Rep. Paquette to host the session….

Rep. Paquette announces February office hours

State Rep. Brad Paquette announced his upcoming office hours for the month of February.  “Active citizenship forms the foundation of a strong democratic republic,” Paquette said. “I encourage you to take the time to express your interests and concerns with me, so I can speak boldly for Southwest Michigan at the Capitol.” Rep. Paquette will…

Rep. Paquette’s plan limits infringement on rights to defend self

House panel hears lawmaker’s measure eliminating CPL renewal fee State Rep. Brad Paquette today testified before the House Military, Veterans and Homeland Security Committee in support of his plan eliminating the concealed pistol license (CPL) renewal fee, allowing more Michiganders to afford their right to bear arms. Under Paquette’s plan, the $115 CPL holders pay…

Rep. Paquette announces January office hours

State Rep. Brad Paquette announced today he will be available to hear from members of his district on Saturday, Jan. 25. “As we begin a new year and get back to session, it is important for me to hear from the residents in our community,” Rep. Paquette said. “I rely on their input to help…