News From Rep. Kivela

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...

Thursday, March 27, 2014

State Representative John Kivela (D-Marquette) happily announced the passage of Senate Bill 780 today, a supplemental appropriation for the state Natural Resources Trust Fund. Included in the bill were multiple projects aimed at development and land acquisition in the Upper Peninsula.

“I am happy to know that so many wonderful projects will have the funding they need to see success in House District 109,” Kivela said. “Making sure that our communities have what they need...

Thursday, February 27, 2014

State Representatives John Kivela (D-Marquette) presented a bipartisan letter to Gov. Rick Snyder today requesting that he declare a state of emergency for frozen water lines. With historic cold temperatures, 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.

“I applaud the efforts of our local governments in exhausting all possibilities in...

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