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Miller announces informal office hours

State Rep. Aaron Miller has announced the latest round of office-hour sessions in the 59th House District. Miller said he will host the informal gatherings July 25 at three area locations: Great Lakes Chocolate & Coffee in Sturgis, from 7:30 to 9 a.m.; Rachael’s on East Chicago Road in White Pigeon from 9:30 to 11 a.m.; and The Town Fryer …

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Miller commends colleagues for budget work

State Rep. Aaron Miller, who serves as chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State Police, has issued a statement in response to Gov. Rick Snyder signing the state’s budget for the coming fiscal year. Miller said the Legislature has again produced a budget that invests in areas important to Michigan families – roads and bridges, education, public safety and …

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Miller announces upcoming office hours

State Rep. Aaron Miller has announced office hours at three locations in the 59th House District next week. Miller invites residents to join him Monday for the informal gatherings at LA’s Coffee Café in Three Rivers from 9 to 10:30 a.m.; Marcellus Township Wood Memorial Library from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; and Gibby’s Bar and Grill in Mendon from …

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Budget bills go to governor for consideration

State Rep. Aaron Miller this week applauded passage of state budget plans by the Legislature, encouraged that the fiscal blueprint makes investments in areas important to Michiganders. Miller voted in favor of both the General Fund and School Aid Fund budgets. The bills now go to the governor for consideration. He said an important aspect of the School Aid Fund …

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Miller votes against repealing insurance company tax credit

State Rep. Aaron Miller has called on the Legislature to put the brakes on repealing an $80 million car-insurance-industry tax credit until reform takes place to lower insurance rates. Miller last week voted against House Bills 5457 and 5458, which repeal an inadvertent tax credit given to insurance companies in legislation signed into law in 2012. Miller said he wants …

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House approves Detroit school reforms

State Rep. Aaron Miller issued a statement after the House last week approved reforms for Detroit Public Schools: Miller said Detroit finally provided solid figures on what was needed to reform the failing school district. Miller said legislators allocated exactly what was needed to provide start-up funding for the new district and make emergency repairs on school buildings. Inaction would …

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Obama to make another visit to Indiana’s Elkhart County

President Barack Obama has scheduled another visit to Elkhart. During the June 1 visit, the president will participate in a town hall meeting to discuss the economic progress Elkhart and the nation have made, the remaining economic challenges and decisions that must be made, the White House said in a statement Tuesday. It will be Obama’s third trip to Elkhart …

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Miller announces in district office hours

State Rep. Aaron Miller has announced the date, times and locations of in-district office hours. Miller will be on hand Monday to meet with constituents 6:30 to 8 a.m. at Dawn and Phil’s Café in Colon, and 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Yoder’s Country Market in Centreville. Miller said listening to the concerns and ideas of people in the district …

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VE Day remembered

Klinger Lake resident Paul Watters, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, joined state Rep. Aaron Miller on the House floor Tuesday to mark the 71st anniversary of the allied victory in Europe over the Axis forces. VE Day occurred May 8, 1945, when Germany surrendered. Watters served in the Pacific Theatre of Operations during the war and was …

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Several candidates seeking Commissioner seats

The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners will see at least two new faces starting in 2017, as commissioners Robin Baker and Rick Shaffer have decided to not seek re-election. White Pigeon’s Dan Czajkowski, 60, is running unopposed and will replace Baker to the two-year term as District 4 representative. Four contestants are competing to replace Shaffer as commissioner of …

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