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Kivela Press Release

For more information please visit my website. Office Address  S1488 House Office Building Mailing Address P.O. Box 30014 Lansing, MI 48909-7514 Phone: 517-373-0498 Fax: 517-373-9366 Toll-free 1-888-429-1377 E-mail Dear Neighbors, Welcome to my e-newsletter! As your state representative, one of my objectives is to keep you updated on issues at the state Capitol and in […]

Gov. Snyder remarks on retirement of U.S. Rep. Dave Camp

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today issued the following statement after U.S. Rep. Dave Camp announced his decision to not seek reelection and retire from Congress. “I have long admired Dave Camp’s tireless dedication to reforming taxes and restoring fiscal responsibility, and under his leadership as chair of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, […]

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Center for Rural Affairs: Western Elected Officials call for Balanced Public Land Use

Lyons, NE – Today, a delegation of western elected officials brought their call for balancing energy development with other important uses of federal public lands to the U.S. Department of Interior in Washington, DC. They presented Department officials with a letter, addressed to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, and signed by 75 state legislators and county […]

Rep. Dianda Proposes Bill to Increase Available Road Funds

Legislation would provide early retirement for MDOT employees LANSING – State Representative Scott Dianda (D-Calumet) proposed House Bill 5443 this week, legislation that would provide an early retirement package to Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) employees for the purposes of trimming the ranks at MDOT and applying those budgeted funds to road surfaces. “As a […]

Calley Signs Legislation Removing ‘R word’ from State Statutes to Ensure Dignity

LANSING, Mich. – Lt. Gov. Brian Calley today signed legislation that preserves the dignity of residents with developmental disabilities by removing the terms “mentally retarded” and “mental retardation” from state statutes. Replacing those outdated, derogatory terms with the term “developmental disability” brings Michigan’s statutes up to date with accepted, modern terminology. “These new laws make […]

NRA: Michigan Governor Signs Pro-Gun Bill Into Law

Fairfax, VA – Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed an important pro-gun bill into law, which repeals the previous state ban on the private ownership of short-barreled rifles and shotguns. Senate Bill 610 earned bipartisan support clearing the House by a vote of 103 to 6, and the Senate by a vote of 36 to 2. […]

MSU: Michigan Consumer Confidence on the Upswing

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan consumers are growing increasingly confident about their personal finances, the latest State of the State Survey from Michigan State University shows. In a sign of an overall improving economy, 40 percent called their financial situation better this winter than a year ago. Another 31 percent said they were worse off […]

ALG: FOIA Requests Commerce Dept. Legal Authority to Turn Over Internet

March 27, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government today filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) requesting the legal basis for its plans to transition control over the Internet to some as of yet unnamed international body. The FOIA request includes “All records relating […]

Mixed Results On Virtual Learning Enrollments

Lansing – A new report indicates that Michigan public school students participated in an estimated 185,000 virtual learning enrollments during the 2012-13 school year. The report examines the effectiveness of virtual learning for K-12 students and was prepared at the request of the Michigan Legislature. The report highlights enrollment totals, completion rates and the overall […]

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