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Bill providing immunity to food donors and charities approved by House

The House approved legislation that would add a layer of protection for those wanting to donate food and for the charities receiving the food. State Rep. Jeff Farrington, R-Utica, introduced House Bill 4017 which provides immunity from civil and criminal liability to individuals and organizations that donate food to a non-profit organization and to non-profit…

House approves bill easing licensing requirements for qualified veterans

More veterans would be able to use their military experience toward the licensing requirements for certain occupations under a bill recently approved by the Michigan House, according to state Rep. John Bizon. House Bill 4134 will allow military experience to count toward the experience requirement necessary to be a licensed boiler installer, repairer or inspector….

Rep. Hughes bill providing college credit for military service advances to Michigan Senate

Bi-partisan legislation sponsored by state Rep. Holly Hughes, R-Montague, providing men and women who honorably and heroically served their nation in uniform with university credit for their military experience, unanimously passed the Michigan House of Representatives Thursday. House Bill 4060 would require Michigan’s public universities to inform veterans who apply to attend the school that…

Rep. Jacobsen leads Legislature in overhauling outdated speed limit laws

Lawmakers introduced bipartisan bill package State Representative Brad Jacobsen, R-Oxford, along with Reps. Rick Outman, R-Six Lakes, John Kivela, D-Marquette, and Charles Smiley, D-Burton, introduced legislation today to reform Michigan’s speed limits and other related traffic laws. The five-bill package implements sweeping legislative changes to the Michigan Vehicle Code. “These bills address a number of…

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Ag Day at the Capitol: Celebrating one of Michigan’s economic engines

Today we welcome Michigan’s agriculture industry to Lansing to recognize the countless positive impacts our producers have in the Great Lakes State, around the nation and internationally. The 5.4 million acres of land across the state that are dedicated to farming supply a healthy variety of crops for our communities and people around the world. Agriculture is Michigan’s…


#MIstory: Ag industry growing internationally and in Lansing

Two members with connections to Michigan’s booming food and agriculture industry joined the House Republican caucus this year. Reps. Triston Cole and Brett Roberts share a passion for the state’s agricultural heritage, which is well-represented in Lansing and around the world. Thanks to efforts led by Gov. Rick Snyder and the Republican Legislature, Michigan’s food and agriculture exports grew 8.9…