Rep. Paquette invites residents to town hall meeting on road funding

State Rep. Brad Paquette of Berrien Springs will host a town hall meeting with special guest Rep. Jack O’Malley of Lake Ann on Monday, July 8 to discuss road funding in Michigan. “The legislature is hard at work on a plan to fix roads that focuses on innovation and responsible investment,” Rep. Paquette said. “This…

Rep. Paquette introduces proposal to protect water quality across Michigan

State Rep. Brad Paquette, of Niles, introduced a plan that would modify the state’s emergency manager law. The plan is part of a larger bipartisan reform package addressing the safety and security of Michigan’s drinking water supply. The bills put forward by Paquette build on the recommendations suggested by a 2016 legislative committee. The plan…

Rep. Paquette welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Brad Paquette, of Berrien Springs, welcomed Pastor Bill Zebell (middle) from Berrien Center Bible Church in Berrien Center to the state Capitol to lead Tuesday’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. House tradition calls for a representative or clergy member to begin each day’s session with a prayer. Joining them…

Rep. Paquette announces June office hours

State Rep. Brad Paquette announced an upcoming opportunity to meet with area residents during local office hours for the month of June. “It is my belief a state representative should be in direct contact with those he or she represents,” Rep. Paquette said. “If you cannot make the upcoming office hours, I am always willing…

Rep. Paquette honors Frank DeLaTorre at state Capitol

State Rep. Brad Paquette, of Berrien Springs, was joined at the state Capitol recently by Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Specialist Frank DeLaTorre. DeLaTorre, of Southwestern Michigan Community Ambulance Service (SMCAS), is a committed mobile healthcare leader whose service in EMS spans three decades, twenty-seven of which were spent working for SMCAS. On top of his…

Rep. Paquette welcomes Niles New Tech students to state Capitol

State Rep. Brad Paquette, of Berrien Springs, was joined at the state Capitol today by his former students from the New Tech Academy at Niles High School. Thirty-seven of Rep. Paquette’s former students visited Lansing today to meet with legislators, tour the state Capitol, and attend House session. Led by teachers Nic Hawley and Kristin…

Rep. Paquette: Car insurance reforms signed into law, ending highest-in-the-nation rates

Car insurance reform supported by Rep. Brad Paquette was signed into state law today, lowering costs for all Michigan drivers. The reforms – approved by Paquette and the Legislature – give drivers more choice on personal injury protection coverage, combat fraudulent claims and stop price gouging on medical services for car accident victims. Many Michigan…

Rep. Paquette supports plan to guarantee auto insurance savings

State Rep. Brad Paquette today joined colleagues in approving a bipartisan plan to deliver auto insurance reform and significant rate relief to drivers across the state. The House overwhelmingly voted to approve legislation guaranteeing lower rates by giving drivers more choice on personal injury protection coverage, stopping price gouging on medical services for car accident…

Rep. Paquette raises awareness for S.T.E.M. education in Michigan

Legislator: Michigan must implement more computer science standards State Rep. Brad Paquette, of Niles, has introduced a resolution declaring this week as S.T.E.M. Awareness Week in the state of Michigan. S.T.E.M. education refers to the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, which Rep. Paquette called “critical drivers” in today’s economy. S.T.E.M. education encourages students…

Rep. Paquette welcomes Blossomtime court to state Capitol

State Rep. Brad Paquette, of Berrien Springs, welcomed the Blossomtime Kings and Queens of Southwest Michigan to the state Capitol today. “Blossomtime is a cherished tradition in Southwest Michigan honoring our families, communities, and agricultural heritage,” Rep. Paquette said. “I was proud to host the 2019 Blossomtime Court for their annual trip to the state…

Rep. Paquette announces May office hours

State Rep. Brad Paquette announced an upcoming opportunity to meet with area residents during local office hours for the month of May. “I look forward to this next opportunity to sit down and hear directly from those I represent,” Rep. Paquette said. “I hope you’ll join me for a discussion and share what’s on your…

Rep. Paquette accepting nominations for Outstanding Educator Award

State Rep. Brad Paquette, of Berrien Springs, is seeking outstanding educators throughout the 78th District to present with an Outstanding Educator Award during Teacher Appreciation Week in May. “Educators deserve recognition for the incredible job they do teaching and inspiring our young learners,” Rep. Paquette said. “If you know an educator who regularly goes above…