State Rep. Bryan Posthumus (right) is joined by his guest, Plainfield Fire Chief Steve McKellar, at the Capitol Building today for the annual Michigan House of Representatives 9-11 Memorial Ceremony. Legislators invited first responders and members of the military from their communities to be their guests for the service. The ceremony included the ringing of a fire bell for those who died in the line of duty in the past year throughout Michigan.
Rep. Posthumus speaks on the House floor Thursday, saying the third-of-a-billion dollar public safety package approved by the House will focus on the recruitment, retention and well-being of public safety professionals.
Rep. Posthumus says the veto of his HB 5404 late Friday, which would have created the Student Opportunity Scholarship program in Michigan, is not surprising, as he says his efforts to help families and students also threatened entrenched interests.