Hello Friends,

Happy Holi to all who celebrate! Now is a time for us all to celebrate love, spring and the return of color after the long winter months! It is also a time to reflect on the triumph of good over evil, and I encourage us all to consider how we can better our communities during this time.

For the next few weeks, the Michigan Legislature will be on our spring in-district work period. We will return to Lansing in two weeks to continue working on both budget and policy initiatives. As chair of the House Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee, I will be working hard in the coming weeks to put together the transportation budget. I look forward to sharing more about this at our upcoming coffee hour.

As always, if our office can ever be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to reach out.


Ranjeev Puri

State Representative, 24th District

Proudly serving Canton Township

In this Edition:

  • Upcoming Time with Ranjeev
  • Legislative Update
  • What We’ve Been Up To


Community Coffee Hour

Monday, April 22, 6-7 p.m.

Canton Township Administration Building, Boardroom

1150 S. Canton Center Road

Infographic with photo of Rep. Puri and details about his April 22 coffee hour.

We will hold our next monthly coffee hour on April 22 from 6-7 p.m. Coffee hours are great opportunities to get updates on what’s happening in Lansing, ask questions and share your thoughts on the issues you care most about.


Michigan Family Protection Act Passes Senate

The Michigan Family Protection Act passed the Michigan Senate last Tuesday! House Bills 52075215 would allow the biological parents of children born through surrogacy to provide health insurance for their children, make decisions about things like emergency medical care and education, and ensure children have access to Social Security benefits and inheritance rights, which are all derived from legal parentage. It will also protect children from abruptly losing a relationship with a parent if a couple separates or if one parent passes away. The bills now await a signature from Gov. Whitmer.


March is Reading Month

March is Reading Month is one of my favorite times of year. Being able to visit our local elementary schools and serve as a “Mystery Reader” is such a great way for me to hear from Canton’s youngest constituents! Already this month, I have been able to read to a dozen classes to share my love for reading.

Michigan Middle School Teacher of the Year Recognition

Congratulations to Liberty Middle School teacher Hawanya Urquhart, who was named Michigan Middle School English Teacher of the Year for 2023 for her continued commitment to student success and excellence.

The Michigan Council of Teachers of English (MCTE) award recognizes Hawanya’s dedication to student success and fostering a nurturing and effective learning environment while demonstrating innovation, leadership and service to the education profession.

Our educators deserve to be celebrated and recognized. They are some of the most dedicated individuals and play an immeasurable role in shaping the lives of our kids every day in and out of the classroom. Thank you to Hawanya, and congratulations on this amazing accomplishment!


Our office is always here to answer any questions or concerns or listen to any thoughts you have on any particular issue. The best way to reach us is by email at RanjeevPuri@house.mi.gov. We also hope you will join us for upcoming coffee hours so that we can meet and I can hear what is on your mind.