News From Rep. Kivela

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

LANSING —State Rep. John Kivela (D-Marquette), the Democratic vice chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, thanked committee members today for unanimously supporting his bill addressing Chronic Wasting Disease and sending the bill to the full House for consideration. Kivela was joined at last week’s committee meeting by guests from the Upper Peninsula who spoke in support of his House Bill 4424. The bill would increase the penalties for illegally bringing a deer carcass into...

Thursday, April 6, 2017

MARQUETTE — State Rep. John Kivela (D-Marquette) said today, at a Marquette press conference, that it is time for Gov. Rick Snyder to look into Department of Health and Human Services employees’ complaints about a persistent hostile work environment in the Marquette DHHS  office.

Kivela has been aware of the situation since last summer and has been meeting with employees and officials to address the situation. He most recently met in March with officials and...

Monday, April 3, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. John Kivela (D-Marquette) hosted House District 109 constituents from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources “Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Program” at the state Capitol last week. Tara Gluski and Sandy Kivela, who teach classes in the program, made presentations to the Michigan Sportsmen’s Caucus, The House Natural Resources Committee and the Senate Committee on Tourism and Outdoor Recreation.

“I always appreciate having constituents come to Lansing to explain about the great things...

Friday, March 31, 2017

MARQUETTE — State Rep. John Kivela (D-Marquette) will hold community office hours in three counties on Wednesday, April 5, to hear what’s on the minds of House District 109 residents.

Kivela will hold community office hours in Schoolcraft, Alger and Marquette counties at the following times and locations:

  • Wednesday, April 5, from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Schoolcraft County Court House, Room 1, 300 Walnut St. in Manistique.
  • Wednesday, April 5, from noon to 1:30 p.m.
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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

“I am very pleased that Northern Michigan University has been granted an Investment Fund Award worth $6.5 million to bring high-speed broadband services to every city and township in the U.P. This will be a huge help to residents by making it easier for them to go online. More importantly, this will make a world of difference for entrepreneurs who want to live and work in the Upper Peninsula. The economic value of high-speed broadband...