News From Rep. Kivela

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

“I am very pleased that Northern Michigan University has been granted an Investment Fund Award worth $6.5 million to bring high-speed broadband services to every city and township in the U.P. This will be a huge help to residents by making it easier for them to go online. More importantly, this will make a world of difference for entrepreneurs who want to live and work in the Upper Peninsula. The economic value of high-speed broadband...

Friday, March 24, 2017

LANSING —State Rep. John Kivela (D-Marquette) introduced House Bill 4424 this week to increase the penalties for illegally bringing a deer carcass into Michigan from another state that is known to have deer that test positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD). Kivela introduced the same bill in the previous session. That bill, House Bill 5146, won approval in the House but died in the Senate.

“Last year, my House colleagues understood the importance of a...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

LANSING — State Representative John Kivela (D-Marquette) said that he is pleased to cosponsor state Rep. Dave Maturen’s (R-Vicksburg) House Bill closing a tax loophole created by court decisions dealing with dark stores. The bill would require the Michigan Tax Tribunal to make its own independent determination when issuing a decision in a commercial property dispute case.           

“This bill would create a level playing field for local governments when arguing cases at the Michigan Tax...

Thursday, March 16, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. John Kivela (D-Marquette) introduced legislation today to limit the number of products containing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine that a person can purchase within a 30-day period, and also limits how much can be purchased without a valid doctor’s prescription within one year. Both of these products are contained in over-the-counter and prescription medications and are essential ingredients in the manufacture of the illegal drug methamphetamine.

“Since I first came to Lansing as...

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. John Kivela (D-Marquette) introduced legislation today to limit the number of products containing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine that a person can purchase within a 30-day period, and also limits how much can be purchased without a valid doctor’s prescription within one year. Both of these products are contained in over-the-counter and prescription medications and are essential ingredients in the manufacture of the illegal drug methamphetamine.

“Since I first came to Lansing as...

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