Dear Neighbor,

Here is some information that I hope you will find helpful, including updates and news from your state government.

Election Worker Protection Bills Voted Out of Committee

Last week, my bills to protect election officials from intimidation passed out of the House Elections Committee; the bills are currently awaiting a vote on the House floor.

House Bills 4129 and 4130 would make a first offense of intimidating election workers a misdemeanor. Subsequent offenses could be prosecuted as a felony. These bills ensure that election workers can effectively carry out their duties while protecting voters’ constitutional rights.

Lansing Receives Grant Award to Help Seniors 

Gov. Whitmer recently announced that more than $553 million in Protecting MI Pension Grant awards are being sent to local communities throughout the state, including Lansing. The city of Lansing is set to receive $11.5 million, ensuring retirees get the benefits they earned.  

Community Mental Health Authority Receives Funds to Expand Mobile Response Team

The Community Mental Health Authority of Clinton, Eaton and Ingham Counties is set to receive nearly $200,000 in Michigan Department of Health and Human Services grant awards to expand its mobile response team to provide better support in emergency situations. This funding ensures that Michigan families have access to critical behavioral health resources.

Ingham County Treasurer’s Office Hosts Estate Planning Seminar

The Ingham County Treasurer’s Office is hosting an estate planning seminar this Thursday, Sept. 28, at 1 p.m. at the Ingham County Fairgrounds, 700 E. Ash St. in Mason. The seminar will include presentations from the Ingham County Register of Deeds, Ingham County Probate Court and the Cooley Sixty Plus Inc. Elder Law Clinic. The presentations will cover topics including navigating the probate court, planning for your future needs, protecting property for your loved ones in the future and more. For questions about the seminar, please call (517) 676-7304.


Kara Hope

State Representative