News From Rep. Kivela

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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...

Wednesday, February 4, 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, January 14, 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, January 9, 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...

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