Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Welcome to my latest e-newsletter! As always, I am most effective in my job when acting on your direct input. I encourage you to reach out to me and my staff with any questions, comments or concerns that you may have regarding our community or the state and with any policy ideas.
Please do not hesitate to reach out by phone at (517) 373-0853 or send an email to AngelaWitwer@house.gov.
State Representative, 71st House District
In this issue:
Upcoming Coffee Hours
Please join me for one of my virtual Weekly Wrap-ups with Witwer. You can find the event on my Facebook page. Please also like and follow my page to stay connected with updates from the Capitol. I look forward to seeing you at a coffee hour soon!
Upcoming Virtual Coffee Hours
In the District
Walking in Our Community
During the Legislature’s in-district work period, I have been busy talking to folks in our community about the issues that are important to them. Since April, my team and I have knocked on over 14,000 doors and plan to knock some more next month. I want to especially thank all the volunteers who came out. If there’s anything I can do for you, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at AngelaWitwer@house.mi.gov or (517) 373-0853.
Michigan Hunting Digest Now Available
This year’s Michigan Hunting Digest is now available. Published by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the digest contains everything hunters need to know, including the latest rules and regulations pertaining to hunting and trapping, as well as species-specific information. Hunters also use the digest to find license information, hunting zones and hours, rules, regulations and more. Happy hunting!
The UIA is Currently Scheduling Appointments
UIA has recently started scheduling over-the-phone, virtual and in-person appointments to better assist with unemployment issues. Click here to schedule an appointment.
Expungements for Operating While Intoxicated Offenses
Earlier this week, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed two House Bills that will allow first-time drunk driving offenders to expunge their record. I voted to send this bipartisan package to the governor’s desks because it ensures that Michiganders are not judged by their mistakes or worst moments. People can seek expungements five years after the end of their probation and must submit a petition to the court, where it will be reviewed by a judge. Drivers who caused death or serious injury during their drunk driving incident will not be eligible for an expungement.
Changes to the Election Process
Last week, the House passed a bill package that reaffirms what is already law in our election process. House Bills 4838, 4839 and 4840 would continue to prohibit organizations from accessing the state’s qualified voter file, bar electronic voting systems from connecting to the internet and extend the retention of our poll book software information, respectively. This legislation can show the people of Michigan that we are doing everything we can do to keep our elections fair and safe.