Dear Friends and Neighbors,
I am most effective at 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 you may have regarding our community or state and with any policy ideas.
Please do not hesitate to reach out by phone at (517) 373-0822 or send an email to AngelaWitwer@house.mi.gov.
State Representative, 76th House District
In This Issue:
- Weekly Wrap-ups
- In-District Update
- General Update
- Legislative Update
Weekly Wrap-Up with Witwer
Please keep an eye out on my Facebook page (Facebook.com/AngelaKWitwer) for upcoming Weekly Wrap-Ups and any event changes.
- Friday, Sept. 22, at 10 a.m. at the Dimondale Council Chambers – space is limited.
- Friday, Sept. 29, at 10 a.m. at Eaton Rapids City Hall.
September Teacher of the Month Program: Taking Nominations!
Now that school is back in full swing, my office is again taking nominations for District 76’s Teacher of the Month program. Follow the link below to nominate a teacher you believe should be recognized as an outstanding teacher in our district!
Tenth Anniversary of Delta River Senior Village
I was honored to present a tribute to the Delta River Senior Village recognizing their tenth anniversary. Thank you for all that you do in our community for our seniors!
Congratulations to the Charlotte Fire Department
Congratulations to the Charlotte Fire Department for recently receiving two grants from the federal government! They were awarded nearly $1 million in funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program to aid in their purchase of new air pack systems for five local fire departments.
They also received over $1.1 million in funds from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program to hire three additional firefighters that will help their department safely respond to emergencies. It is great to see these dollars supporting our community and our first responders who sacrifice so much for us all.
Budget Town Hall with Special Guest State Sen. Sarah Anthony
Earlier this week, I hosted my special guest, Senate Appropriations Chair state Sen. Sarah Anthony, at an informational town hall in Charlotte regarding the state’s “Make it in Michigan” budget that was signed by the governor over the summer and helped answer questions from the community.
9/11 Memorial Service at the Capitol
Last Thursday, I was joined by Eaton County Sheriff Tom Reich at the House 9/11 Memorial Service at the Capitol to honor the first responders who sacrificed their lives protecting our communities.
This year marked the 22nd anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Every year, we pay tribute to the lives lost and the resilience that emerged. Together, we’re a beacon of hope and strength.
Guest Speaker at the 2023 Retired & Senior Volunteer Programs of Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton Counties Event
I had the honor of being a guest speaker at this year’s Retired & Senior Volunteer Programs of Ingham, Eaton and Clinton Counties event. These senior volunteers are in classrooms, child day care centers and Head Start classrooms assisting students to achieve all they can as foster grandparents.
These individuals perform invaluable work for our community, and I couldn’t be prouder to be there to recognize their service.
Guest Speaker at the Michigan Professional Firefighters Union “Rally at the Capitol”
I was honored to be a guest speaker at the MPFFU “Rally at the Capitol” event, where I provided an update on the state’s “Make it in Michigan” budget. This budget includes $15 million in grants for a second set of gear, allowing firefighters to avoid wearing contaminated equipment on consecutive runs when there is not enough time to clean and decontaminate equipment.
In addition, there is a 2% revenue sharing increase for cities, villages and townships to specifically use for local public safety initiatives.
Session is back in full swing. Some legislation we voted on worth highlighting I’ve listed below!
House bill 4200 and Senate Bill 31 require physicians treating minor patients to screen for lead poisoning using the methods specified by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) by rule. The bills also require that any lead screening must be noted on the patient’s certificate of immunization.
Clean Water Access
House bills 4341 and 4342 would collectively require child care centers and schools to develop a drinking water safety plan. It would also create the “Clean Drinking Water Access Act” to require schools, within 15 months of the bill’s enactment, to develop a water management plan and make it available to school staff, parents, guardians and the general public on request.
Information on the above bills and more legislation can be found here.