News From Rep. Kivela

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...

Monday, December 1, 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...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

House Bill 5615, legislation introduced by state Representative John Kivela (D-Marquette) in June, was passed by the state Senate today. The bill would amend the Criminal Enterprises Chapter of the Michigan Penal Code to include a provision for racketeering involving illegal methamphetamine production. Kivela’s bill is part of a greater legislative effort to prevent the illegal production and distribution of methamphetamine in Michigan, including a new meth offender registry which will block sales of products...

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