News From Rep. Kivela

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

LANSING – State Representatives Scott Dianda (D-Calumet), John Kivela (D-Marquette) and state Senator Tom Casperson (R-Escanaba) said today that they appreciate the support of their House colleagues in their efforts to help the Marquette County Road Commission win approval to build County Road 595. The House today adopted Kivela’s House Resolution 13 and Dianda’s House Concurrent Resolution 1. Casperson is the sponsor of Senate Resolution 9. The resolutions support the Marquette County Road Commission’s appeal...

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

LANSING – State Representative John Kivela (D-Marquette) and state Senator Tom Casperson (R-Escanaba) have introduced House Resolution 13 and Senate Resolution 9, respectively, in support of the Marquette County Road Commission’s appeal of the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to deny approval for the building of County Road 595. 

          “The building of County Road 595 is supported by an overwhelming group of interests, individuals, stakeholders and elected leaders, including  all the U.P. legislators, Congressman...

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

LANSING – State Representative John Kivela (D-Marquette) took the oath of office today during the official opening of the 98th session of the Michigan House of Representatives in Lansing. Kivela represents the 109th House District, which comprisesAlger, Luce and Schoolcraft counties and most of Marquette County.

“I am thankful that I can continue representing the residents of House District 109, and I pledge to continue advocating for our children, families, senior citizens, businesses and communities...

Friday, 9 January 2015

LANSING — State Representative and House Democratic Whip Robert L. Kosowski (D-Westland) is pleased to announce his appointees as assistant whips. They are third-term Rep. George T. Darany (D-Dearborn), second-term Rep. John Kivela (D-Marquette) and first-term Reps. Erika Geiss (D-Taylor), Frank Liberati (D-Allen Park) and Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint).

“I’m grateful to Democratic Leader Tim Greimel for my appointment to caucus whip, and I am extremely happy to be leading such a talented team of assistant...

Monday, 1 December 2014

LANSING - State Representative John Kivela (D-Marquette) announced today that Gov. Rick Snyder will release funds to some of the 109th District’s communities to help recover from last winter’s devastating deep freeze. The district will receive more than $620,000, which will be shared among Marquette, Ishpeming, Negaunee, Newberry, Marquette Township and Republic Township.

“Last winter’s historic cold temperatures left local governments using everything in their arsenal from mandated `let water run’ orders, to private contractors...

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