News From Rep. Kivela

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...

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

State Representative John Kivela (D-Marquette) was pleased to see a total of $6.7 million go toward fixing roads in the 109th House District through the Michigan Department of Transportation Priority Roads Investment Program Project. Dollar amounts ranging from the thousands to the millions were spread out in two phases for road projects across the state. The 109th District received the fifth-largest investment out of the 110 districts statewide.

“I am happy to see these needed...

Thursday, April 17, 2014

“I am happy to announce that Gov. Rick Snyder has declared a state of emergency for frozen water lines in Marquette County. With historic cold temperatures this winter and into the spring, many communities are struggling to maintain necessary services despite the utilization of mandated ‘let water run’ orders, private contracts to assist in thawing water mains and the reallocation of public works staffing. While I applaud the work of local municipalities in keeping their...

Monday, April 14, 2014

State Representative John Kivela (D-Marquette) invites residents to attend his office hours where he can hear residents’ concerns and answer any questions about the work he is doing in Lansing. The office hours will be held on Monday, April 21, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Schoolcraft County Courthouse Conference Room, 300 Walnut St. in Manistique. This event is free and open to the public.

If you cannot make it to the scheduled office hours, you...

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