Rep. Alexander plan memorializes fallen Jackson-area service member

A proposal from state Rep. Julie Alexander, of Hanover, honoring a local military hero in the Jackson community was recently approved by the House Transportation Committee. A portion of M-60 in Jackson County from Fairway Drive to Emerson Road would be known as the “Sergeant Matthew R. Soper Memorial Highway” under House Bill 5570. Sgt….

Rep. Alexander: Student safety top priority in Return to Learn plan

$1.3 billion plan implements safety measures and flexibility State Rep. Julie Alexander, of Hanover, today announced her support for a practical and flexible plan that will ensure the safety of all Michigan students as learning recommences in the fall. The House-Senate plan, announced this week during a Capitol press conference, requires local school districts and…

Rep. Alexander joins in rally calling for improvements to unemployment system

Legislator: Residents out of work due to COVID-19 deserve better service State Rep. Julie Alexander, of Hanover, today joined other state legislators and residents for a rally on the state Capitol lawn to urge Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA) to immediately help Michigan families. The UIA has been unable to help tens of thousands of…

Rep. Alexander fights to remove harsh, unfair penalties for low-level snowmobile offenses

State Rep. Julie Alexander and Jackson County resident Robert Diamond testified this week before the House Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Committee in support of Alexander’s plan to re-evaluate the penalty for a mis-location of a snowmobile registration decal in Michigan. Alexander, of Hanover, introduced the plan after hearing from Diamond, an upstanding citizen who…

Rep. Alexander fights for fairness in Michigan’s marijuana licensing rules

Plan ensures people are not denied license solely based on spouse’s job State Rep. Julie Alexander’s plan to ensure no one is prevented from operating a marijuana business in Michigan simply because their husband or wife works for state government was overwhelmingly approved today by the state House. Alexander, of Hanover, introduced the measure after…

Rep. Alexander thanks governor for executive order to help Michigan farmers

State Rep. Julie Alexander, chair of the House Agriculture Committee, today expressed gratitude to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for issuing a new executive order that will allow Michigan farmers whose pesticide certifications have expired to remain in compliance while tending to their fields this spring. Alexander, of Hanover, said applicators are required to have a pesticide…

Rep. Alexander supports state of emergency extension, but says mid-June is excessive

State Rep. Julie Alexander supports extending Michigan’s state of emergency related to the coronavirus pandemic until May 1, but said the 70 days initially requested by the governor is excessive. “I support a common-sense and realistic approach to how long the governor’s emergency powers should be prolonged,” said Alexander, of Hanover. “I agree with a…

Reps. Alexander, Lightner committed to helping community combat coronavirus

Jackson County reports first positive case of COVID-19 State Reps. Julie Alexander and Sarah Lightner today said they have been in constant communication with state and local health officials about the spread of coronavirus in Michigan and remain so after the first presumptive positive case of COVID-19 was identified in Jackson County last night. The…

Rep. Alexander schedules local office hours for March

State Rep. Julie Alexander of Hanover announced district office hours in March to meet with residents of the 64th District. “Meeting with constituents is my favorite part of the job,” Rep. Alexander said. “I invite all to attend for a legislative update and discuss ways to move our Jackson community forward.” Office hours will be…

Rep. Alexander releases statement on new federal water rule

Michigan House agriculture chair, Rep. Julie Alexander, tonight issued the following statement on a new federal water rule eliminating overreaching regulation while protecting our resources. “The former federal water regulations Waters of the United States (WOTUS) were overreaching and caused uncertainty for our nation’s farmers.” “I commend President Trump for seeing through, in a deliberative…