Rep. Alexander plan fights heroin, fentanyl epidemic

Jackson County families, prosecutor testify in support of legislation State Rep. Julie Alexander was joined today in Lansing by local residents and the Jackson County prosecutor, who testified in support of her plan to increase penalties for people convicted of manufacturing or distributing heroin and fentanyl. Alexander, of Hanover, introduced the legislation after discussing the…

Rep. Alexander schedules local office hours

State Rep. Julie Alexander of Hanover announced district office hours in December to meet with residents of the 64th District. “We’ve tackled many issues for Jackson County over the last year,” Rep. Alexander said. “I look forward to sharing a legislative update on the achievements of 2019, and discussing my priorities for the New Year.”…

Rep. Alexander: We can’t let the governor shatter the promise of Andy’s Place

The following column by state Rep. Julie Alexander was originally published by MLive on November 3, 2019 and is available here. In April, the Jackson County community came together to offer hope to families with loved ones battling opioid addiction. It was a day to celebrate the power and importance of public-private partnerships working together…

Rep. Alexander schedules local office hours

State Rep. Julie Alexander of Hanover announced district office hours in November to meet with local residents of the 64th District. “We have had a productive month in Lansing,” Rep. Alexander said. “I look forward to sharing a legislative update, and learning more about your ideas and priorities.” Office hours will be held at the…

Rep. Alexander votes to ensure counselors may continue to practice

State Rep. Julie Alexander, of Hanover, on Tuesday joined House colleagues in approving a plan to update and clarify counseling practices under Michigan law. The law has not been updated since it was enacted in 1988. Alexander said updates are needed because the state Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has proposed striking the…

Rep. Alexander statement on Michigan state budget

Rep. Julie Alexander of Hanover today issued the following statement after the governor vetoed $375 million in funding to fix roads and bridges: “The governor campaigned on fixing Michigan’s roads and bridges, yet inexplicably she’s rejecting $375 million that would boost repairs without raising taxes or cutting essential services. It doesn’t make any sense. “The…

Rep. Alexander champions record funding for Jackson students

State Rep. Julie Alexander, of Hanover, today voted in support of the Legislature’s school aid budget, which includes the largest ever investment for Michigan students in the state’s history. The budget provides a total of $15.2 billion for K-12 schools. Under the plan, per-pupil funding would increase for every student in Jackson County to $240…

Rep. Alexander plan focuses on practical updates to Michigan infrastructure

Proposal part of wide-ranging road innovation bill package A plan introduced today by state Rep. Julie Alexander encourages collaboration among state and local road agencies to ensure certain infrastructural projects are tailored to what communities need. House Bill 4971 tasks the existing Transportation Asset Management Council (TAMC) with evaluating roads throughout the state for “right-sizing”…

Alexander leads House Committee in approving measure to protect Michigan cherry producers

The Michigan House Agriculture Committee, chaired by Rep. Julie Alexander, today approved a resolution supporting a petition before the U.S. International Trade Commission to protect Michigan’s domestic cherry industry. Michigan growers supply roughly 75 percent of the nation’s total domestic tart cherry production. “Michigan’s cherry growers are asking for a rational solution in their petition…

Rep. Alexander announces local office hours

     State Rep. Julie Alexander of Hanover has scheduled office hours to meet with residents of the 64th District.      “Accessibility to my constituents has been a top priority of mine,” Rep. Alexander said. “With the legislative recess coming to an end, we have many issues to tackle here in Lansing. I look…

Farmers, stakeholders discuss challenges facing agriculture at special hearing

Members of the House and Senate Agriculture committees today met for a special joint hearing at Michigan State University to address the pressures squeezing the state’s agriculture industry in a difficult year. “I am grateful to our farmers and other key stakeholders for coming forward to share their stories and help build a prosperous future…