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2018/01/23 LANSING, MI: State Rep. Gary Howell of North Branch, right, today welcomed WMPC radio host Greg Bullen and Lapeer Deputy City Clerk Renee Wilson to the state Capitol for the governor’s annual State of the State address. Howell invited Bullen and Wilson to join him in the House chamber while Gov. Rick Snyder laid out his agenda for the year. Howell’s wife, Cheryl, also joined them for the Speaker’s reception.
2018/01/23 LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Mike Green, R-Mayville in Lapeer County, welcomed Dr. Thomas Blossom of Vassar to the Michigan Capitol on Tuesday. Blossom serves as a missionary with Daystar Baptist Missions and delivered the invocation before Senate session.
Editor’s note: A print-quality version of the above photo is available by clicking on the image or by visiting the senator’s website at www.StateSenatorMikeGreen.com
Sharing the following information from the Michigan Republican Party.
2018/01/23 – On Tuesday, DTE Energy announced it will be reducing prices by 3% as a result of the Tax Reform package passed by Republicans at the end of 2017. The 3.5 million Michiganders currently serviced by DTE will save nearly $190 million in 2018. In response to the DTE announcement Consumers Energy, the state’s largest energy utility serving 6.7 million residents, said that they are also planning to cut rates. If approved by the Michigan Public Service Commission, Consumers Energy customers in Michigan would see $200 million in yearly rate savings.
Whether you are seeing a reduction in your energy bill or you are one of the 2 million Americans getting a Tax Reform bonus, it’s clear that the Republican Tax cut is working for Michigan families, even before the new rates go into effect in February.
Tax Cuts are one of the many ways Republican policies are making our Nation and State stronger. Below is video outlining eight of our greatest accomplishments here in Michigan over the past eight years.
Howell: Veto override helps Michigan auto industry, vehicle buyers
Legislation accelerates sales tax trade-in reforms
2018/01/17: State Rep. Gary Howell has voted to accelerate sales tax relief for Michigan car buyers, joining his House colleagues in overriding a gubernatorial veto.
The House vote means additional tax relief for people buying cars, trucks and SUVs with a trade-in. Current law calls for phasing in planned sales and use tax deductions on purchases including a trade-in through 2039. With today’s vote, the reductions will be fully implemented a decade earlier.
“Michigan’s auto industry leads the nation. It’s critical to our economy,” said Howell, of North Branch, after the House joined the Senate in overriding a veto by Gov. Rick Snyder. “We must do all we can to keep the auto industry strong, and this measure will help boost sales in Michigan.”
The Senate bills overwhelmingly approved by the Legislature were vetoed by the governor in July.
“There are times when I have to disagree with a governor from my own party, and this is one of those times,” Howell said.
The new law speeds reforms approved in 2013, allowing buyers to subtract the value of their trade-ins from the purchase price of a vehicle for sales tax purposes. The accelerated sales tax relief also will apply to boats and recreational vehicles bought with a trade-in.
Lapeer County Republican Party 2018 Annual Republican of the Year Award
Carol Little Award Nomination FormSubmit by Thursday, March 1, 2018
2018-01-14, Lapeer, MI: Each year the Lapeer County Republican Party honors an outstanding Republican as part of the Annual Lincoln Day Dinner by awarding the “Carol Little Award “. The purpose of the award is to recognize someone who displays Republican ideals and goes the extra mile to help the Lapeer County Republican Party reach its goal of informing the public and helping to elect Republican candidates.
This person has displayed integrity in all of his/her endeavors while giving to the community both as a citizen and a Republican. Each year it is a pleasure to recognize someone who stands out among the many fine Republican volunteers.
Please note, any Lapeer County Republican can be nominated for this award.
Please submit your nomination to Walt Bargen via email at WBargen@lakestonebank.com or mail to 485 W. First Street, Imlay City, MI 48444
To review or print the nomination form please click on the following link:
Two local Lapeer County communities awarded DEQ water management grants
2018/01/12: State Rep. Gary Howell today announced that the village of North Branch and Elba Township have each been awarded grants from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to improve wastewater and storm water management.
Howell, of North Branch, said that the DEQ provides funds to local communities to assist in the planning, design and testing of storm water and wastewater facilities. Ordinarily, a local 10 percent match is required for the first $1 million in project costs.
“Among the many obligations local governments have to families in their communities is ensuring that they have clean and safe water,” Howell said. “These grants will enable the village of North Branch and Elba Township to be better stewards of the environment and maintain the public health and well-being of people in their communities.”
The $425,500 grant to North Branch will be used to develop both a wastewater and a storm water asset management plan. The DEQ has identified North Branch as a community that will not be required to provide the 10 percent local match.
Elba Township will use the funding to develop a wastewater asset management plan. Grant activities will focus on the Potters Lake Sanitary Drainage District. Development of the asset management plan will allow the township to move from reactive – to predictive – maintenance and minimize the risk of failure of critical components.
Collectively, the statewide grant awards total $64 million for 80 communities.
Republican Bob Young Jr. Announces Withdrawal from U.S. Senate Race.
Urges GOP to unite early behind consensus conservative candidate
2018/01/03, LANSING, MI: Republican Bob Young, former Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, announced today his withdrawal from the campaign to defeat Democrat US Senator Debbie Stabenow.
“After careful consideration, and heartfelt discussions with my family and closest friends and supporters, I have decided to withdraw my candidacy today for the United States Senate.
“I have had a remarkable time in this race, and have been truly humbled and blessed by the amazing support I have received along the campaign trail. After having won every straw poll of Republican grassroots supporters and leading in the latest GOP Primary Election polling, I understand that I’m departing from this contest while considered to be the frontrunner.
“However, my team and I have come to the conclusion that the only way to successfully retire Debbie Stabenow is through the early selection of a consensus conservative candidate who will remain true to conservative values and the rule of law, and who can focus the Party’s resources on winning in November.
“I want to thank the donors, volunteers and Party leaders who have backed my campaign, and I urge you to join me in continuing the important work of retiring Debbie Stabenow in 2018.”