Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Bob Nix was a guest at Gov. Snyder's 2013 address.
Wednesday, January 16
State Rep. Kurt Heise had newly elected Northville Township Supervisor Robert Nix II join him at Gov. Rick Snyder’s third annual State of the State address in Lansing Wednesday night. Nix is a longtime Northville Township resident and partner in the Detroit-based law firm Kerr Russell Weber. He was elected in August for a four-year term. "It was exciting to have Bob join me on the House floor for this important event so he could hear firsthand about the governor's vision for our state," said Heise, R-Plymouth. "It's a vision we all share; great schools, lower taxes and a better quality of life for our hard-working taxpayers." Heise said he looks forward to starting the 2013-14 legislative session. He said much has been accomplished over …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Martha Snow of Northville appointed by governor to vacant judgeship in 3rd District Court in Wayne County.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Gov. Rick Snyder announced he appointed Martha Snow of Northville to a vacant judgeship in the 3rd Circuit Court in Wayne County on Dec. 7, according to a news release. "Martha Snow is an experienced attorney with decades of service and involvement in her community. I am confident she will be an outstanding addition to the bench in Wayne County," Snyder said. Snow fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Gershwin Drain. She was a shareholder of the Canton law firm of Xuereb Snow PC. Snow previously was a special assistant attorney general, shareholder of the Martha M. Snow PC law firm, and an associate attorney at Pepper and Associates. She was admitted to the state bar in 1991, and has a law degree from Wayne State University…
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
The bill makes the penalty for 'swatting' incidents stiffer in Michigan.
Anonymous tipsters giving false information about emergencies to police departments – who respond by sending out SWAT teams – has become increasingly popular, to the chagrin of law enforcement. Michigan now has a law on the books to increase penalties for "swatting." The swatting pranks cost governments a lot of money, state Rep. Kurt Heise (R-Plymouth) said in a press release. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a Heise-sponsored anti-swatting bill into law Tuesday. Swatting is a new crime in which people use the Internet to report a non-existent crime in progress. Typically, tipsters use the Internet to make false emergency phone calls to 911 centers, in the hopes of getting a SWAT team or other first responders to show up at a person's …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
In 2011, 68 people in Michigan died in home fires and firefighters throughout the state responded to 15,578 home fires.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Gov. Rick Snyder has proclaimed October 7-13 Fire Prevention Week in Michigan to encourage individuals and families to develop and practice home fire escape plans, and to ensure homes are equipped with working smoke alarms or automatic fire sprinkler systems for additional preparedness. This year’s theme is “Have 2 Ways Out.” “Having a practiced home escape plan is critical because fire is unpredictable and moves fast. You may have only seconds to escape safely,” said state fire Marshal Richard Miller. “In less than three minutes, your home could be totally engulfed in flames, so every family member should know how to react quickly and calmly." In 2011, 68 people in Michigan died in home fires and fire departments throughout the state …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
West Bloomfield man leading petition effort, saying the danger is not worth the additional revenue.
Thousands in Michigan this summer are still making noise about the additional noise as a result to easier access to fireworks. West Bloomfield resident Brad Lang is among them. He's soliciting support from residents across the state to repeal the Fireworks Safety Act of 2011, which was designed to increase revenue to the state and encourage citizens to buy consumer fireworks in Michigan rather than in neighboring states. "The result has been a drastic increase in the amount and violence of private fireworks displays all over the state of Michigan, thereby endangering people, pets and property. It is not worth the additional revenue," Lang wrote in a letter to members of the Michigan civic action group, MoveOn, adding that is why he created…
Monday, July 2, 2012
The ban on the sale of synthetic marijuana went into effect this week.
Sellers and users of the synthetic marijuana substance known as K2 or Spice beware: Northville police are monitoring the sale of the substance and enforcing a ban signed by Gov. Rick Snyder in June. Key provisions of the ban went into effect this week prohibiting the sale and possession of synthetic marijuana. Around the state, prior to the ban, the substance had been legally sold in gas stations, party stores and other businesses because it was marketed as incense, potpurri and not for human consumption. In the city of Northville, Chief Gary Goss said no businesses appear to be selling the substance. He said city police will also be alert for the substance during patrols and traffic stops. "Now that it’s not on the store shelves, doesn’t …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
The governor addressed residents in Northville Township in a virtual town hall Tuesday night.
It was the first gubernatorial town hall of its kind in Michigan and Northville was a part of it Tuesday evening. Gov. Rick Snyder, live from Lansing, answered questions before audiences in Northville, Grand Rapids, Adrian and Traverse City in a virtual town hall using the online site Google+. State representatives in those areas asked a series of questions submitted by the audience. In Northville, Rep. Kurt Heise (R-Plymouth) asked the governor questions about the proposed new bridge to Canada and roads infrastructure on behalf of Northville residents. The governor could see the crowd of more than 40 people and they could see him on a big screen. Throughout the event – with some people nodding their heads in approval and others shaking …
Monday, June 18, 2012
The ban on the synthetic drugs would go into effect on July 1.
Critics of the synthetic drug known as K2 or Spice have been calling for a statewide ban on the substance, which can have powerful side effects. On Tuesday, Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to sign into law a ban on the drug, state Rep. Kurt Heise (R-Plymouth) told Northville's city council Monday night. The substance has been sold legally because it is marketed as herbal incense or potpourri and is labeled "not for human consumption." The Detroit Free Press reports: "One of the bills updates the list of chemicals used to make synthetic drugs and would make them illegal to possess and sell. The ban would go into effect July 1." Other legislation would go into effect immediately and authorize the state to temporarily ban a substance if …
The town hall will be held at the Northville Township Hall and virtually online.
On Tuesday, Rep. Kurt Heise (R-Plymouth) is sponsoring an interactive town hall for his constituents to speak with Republican Gov. Rick Snyder. "This is not the first town hall the Governor has done in this format," said Mike Marzano, Deputy Manager of Constituent Services Governor’s office. "It is the first one with multiple locations." The governor, who will be taking questions from Lansing, will be connecting with folks in Northville, Lansing and Grand Rapids among other towns using the online Google+ Hangout. Participants will be able to see him and vice versa. From 6:30-7:30 p.m., Snyder will answer questions on any topic from the communities, he said. Local residents can attend the town hall at the Northville Township Offices located…
Friday, May 18, 2012
Gov. Rick Snyder his appointment of James Stevenson to the board on Friday.
Friday, May 18, 2012
- From a press release from the Office of Gov. Rick Snyder Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of James Stevenson, of Northville, to the Michigan Board of Pharmacy. The 11-member board is responsible for regulating and inspecting the practice of pharmacy and drugs manufactured and distributed in the state. “This board plays a critical role in protecting the public’s health, safety and welfare,” said Snyder. “I am confident James will make a vigilant and dedicated addition to the group.” Stevenson is the chief pharmacy officer of the University of Michigan Health System and associate dean and department chair in the Department of Clinical, Social and Administrative Sciences for the University of Michigan’s College of Pharmacy. …