News From Rep. Kivela

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

          LANSING – State Representatives John Kivela (D-Marquette) and Ed McBroom (R-Vulcan) recently introduced legislation to require that prison kitchen facilities have food safety inspections performed when a contractor is managing the kitchen facility to prepare or serve meals. The State of Michigan entered into a three-year $145 million contract with Aramark turning over the operation of Michigan’s prison food service operations, including the kitchen facilities, to Aramark in December 2013.

          “Just in the...

Thursday, June 18, 2015

LANSING – State Representative John Kivela (D-Marquette) introduced legislation today to create a misdemeanor crime concerning methamphetamine production that will give prosecutors the option of charging a person with a misdemeanor or a felony. Kivela’s bills are House Bills 4767 and 4768. The same two bills were also introduced today in the state Senate and are sponsored by State Senators Tom Casperson (R-Escanaba) and Margaret O’Brien (R-Portage) as Senate Bills 409 and 410.

“When we...

Monday, June 8, 2015

MARQUETTE – State Representative John Kivela (D-Marquette) invites residents to attend his Luce County office hours where he can hear residents’ concerns and answer any questions about the work he is doing in Lansing. 

Kivela will host his office hours on Monday, June 15, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the small courtroom in the Luce County Government Bldg, 407 W. Harrie St. in Newberry.

You can also contact the representative toll free at (888) 429-1377 or...

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

LANSING – State Representative John Kivela (D-Marquette) and State Senator Tom Casperson (R-Escanaba) today thanked the Michigan Strategic Fund Board (MSF) for giving its final approval to the Superior Trade Zone Next Michigan Development Corporation. The creation of the Next Michigan Zone was approved when Gov. Rick Snyder signed Kivela’s House Bill 4782 and Casperson’s Senate Bill 397 into law in 2013. Those bills created a sixth zone in the Next Michigan Development Act including...

Tuesday, February 24, 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...

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