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Fennville students join Rep. Whiteford in House Natural Resources Committee

Students present ‘Salmon in the Classroom’ project to legislators State Rep. Mary Whiteford today welcomed a group of students from Fennville High School to the Capitol where they gave a special presentation to the House Natural Resources Committee. The students, along with their science teacher Carole McNeal, joined Rep. Whiteford in sharing with the committee…


Public threat alert system bills advance to Senate floor

Legislation establishes plan for warning residents during emergencies The Senate Committee on Judiciary today approved legislation to establish a system for alerting residents when a public threat is taking place. “The events in Kalamazoo County emphasized the need for a statewide system that would allow law enforcement officers to easily notify the public when a…

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House panel approves Rep. McCready’s bill to stop aggressive panhandling

Rep. Mike McCready’s legislation to create the Aggressive Solicitation Prohibition Act was approved today by the House Committee on Criminal Justice. “This simply makes it clear to panhandlers that it’s not acceptable to intimidate and harass people until they hand over money,” said Rep. McCready, R-Bloomfield Hills. Under the Aggressive Solicitation Prohibition Act, a person…

Rep. Howell’s bill helps students prepare for workforce

Measure offers alternative subject for Algebra II   State Rep. Gary Howell today introduced legislation allowing students to take a course of study more suited to vocational and technical education. Rep. Howell, R-North Branch, introduced House Bill 5684, giving students the option of taking a statistics class instead of the currently required Algebra II. Statistics…

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House GOP continues to make progress on Action Plan

With about two-thirds of the 2015-16 legislative session in the books, we’re excited to have 81 percent of our goals introduced as House legislation and 55 percent of those Action Plan items approved by the House. Just over half are already Michigan law. Our 2015-16 Action Plan identified 78 specific goals to move Michigan forward….