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…

Rep. Alexander announces experts, stakeholders set to testify next week

State Rep. Julie Alexander today announced a list of witnesses scheduled to speak at next week’s joint Agriculture Committee meeting. Alexander, chair of the House Committee on Agriculture, and Sen. Kevin Daley, chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, plan to host a joint hearing on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at Michigan State University. “The objective…

Michigan House, Senate agriculture committees to hold special joint hearing at MSU: ‘Ag challenges of today – How they affect you tomorrow’

Rep. Julie Alexander, chair of the House Committee on Agriculture, and Sen. Kevin Daley, chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, will host a joint hearing on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at Michigan State University to listen to the concerns of farmers and agricultural stakeholders as the industry navigates a difficult time. Michigan’s current growing season…

No-fault reforms accomplished: What Jackson County drivers can expect

The most common topic Jackson-area residents share with me is the skyrocketing cost of car insurance and how it negatively affects them. The people of Michigan aren’t interested in talk, they’re interest in results. I listened to everyone’s concerns and worked diligently to fix the broken system that generates the most expensive car insurance rates…

Letter to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue

June 20, 2019   The Honorable Sonny Perdue Secretary of USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture 1400 Independence Ave., S.W. Washington, DC 20250   Dear Secretary Perdue,   As Michigan Legislators, we urge the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide flexibility and equitable treatment for Michigan farmers who have had to delay planting their crops….

House approves Rep. Alexander’s plan to protect survivors of sexual assault

State Rep. Julie Alexander’s plan to ensure victims and witnesses of sexual assault are not silenced was approved today by the Michigan House with overwhelming support. Alexander, of Hanover, said the measure is part of a comprehensive bipartisan plan to solve problems brought to light by the House’s inquiry into the handling of the Larry…

Rep. Alexander schedules local office hours

State Rep. Julie Alexander of Hanover announced district office hours in June to meet with local residents of the 64th District. “This has been a busy month in Lansing and around the district,” Rep. Alexander said. “It was exciting to support a real, bipartisan solution for auto insurance reform, but there is still much work…

Rep. Alexander supports plan to guarantee auto insurance savings

State Rep. Julie Alexander today joined her Michigan House colleagues in approving a bipartisan plan to deliver significant rate relief for drivers across the state. The House overwhelmingly voted to approve legislation guaranteeing lower rates by giving drivers more choice on personal injury protection coverage, stopping price gouging on medical services for car accident victims,…

Rep. Alexander welcomes student legislator to Lansing

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Julie Alexander of Hanover welcomed A.J. Fielder (center), a fifth grade student at Hanover-Horton Elementary School, to the Capitol on Tuesday as her most recent Student Legislator of the Month. Rep. Alexander, a former educator, regularly provides a lesson on government to local students. This month, A.J. Fielder was selected as…

Reps. Alexander, Lightner vote to lower car insurance rates for Michigan drivers

The Michigan House today approved a landmark plan to fix our state’s broken car insurance system and reduce rates for all Michigan drivers, state Reps. Julie Alexander and Sarah Lightner announced. Both Jackson-area representatives voted in favor of a reform plan that will offer drivers personal injury coverage options, rein in medical costs and fight…

Rep. Alexander schedules local office hours

State Rep. Julie Alexander of Hanover announced district office hours in May to meet with local residents of the 64th District. “Already this year, a wide variety of issues have come across my desk,” Rep. Alexander said. “Although reforming auto insurance, fixing the roads, and supporting our farms and local businesses are among the biggest…

Rep. Alexander: We must do more to protect survivors of sexual assault

Bipartisan plan punishes people who use position of authority to silence survivors State Rep. Julie Alexander today said Michigan’s laws must be updated to ensure victims and witnesses of sexual assault are not prevented from reporting to law enforcement. Legislation introduced by Alexander, of Hanover, would ensure anyone who uses a position of authority to…