Rep. Alexander votes for veto override to give families tax relief

Legislator says move will help boost economy   State Rep. Julie Alexander today voted to override a gubernatorial veto, a move that will provide sales tax relief for Michigan families buying motor vehicles and boost the economy across the state. The vote means tax relief for people buying vehicles with a trade-in. Current law calls…

Rep. Alexander’s bill to lower dental expenses signed into law

Gov. Rick Snyder recently signed legislation sponsored by state Rep. Julie Alexander clarifying that crowns, dentures, bridges and other dental prosthetics are exempt from Michigan’s 6 percent sales and use tax. The governor’s signature ensures these dental devices are treated the same as other sales tax-exempt medical items classified as prosthetics such as walkers, hearing…

House approves Rep. Alexander bill to support teachers

The House today approved state Rep. Julie Alexander’s legislation to provide teachers with more opportunities toward their continuing education and professional development requirements by engaging with area employers and post-secondary training centers. Alexander’s legislation is part of five-bill package to expand skilled trade and career education for students in local school districts. “We will improve…

Rep. Alexander welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Julie Alexander welcomed Bishop Ira Combs from the Greater Bible Way Temple in Jackson to the state Capitol to give today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. House tradition calls for a representative or a clergy member to begin each day’s session with a prayer. Speaker Tom Leonard joined them…

Rep. Alexander hosts local office hours in December

State Rep. Julie Alexander announced her monthly in-district office hours, emphasizing the importance of understanding the concerns of the community. “During my first year in office I have scheduled 58 office hours and Milk Break meetings. The insight I received at these meetings has been my most important tool when representing the Jackson area in…

Rep. Alexander remains committed to reforming auto insurance in Michigan

State Rep. Julie Alexander today said she remains committed to reforming Michigan’s auto insurance system and delivering lower rates for drivers. Alexander, of Hanover, voted in favor of House Bill 5013. The bill was not approved in a vote late Thursday. “I am disappointed in the results of this vote, because this is the issue…

Rep. Alexander testifies on bill to safeguard bicyclists on Michigan roads

Legislation increases awareness of vulnerable roadway users in driver training course State Rep. Julie Alexander this week testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in support of her legislation to include at least one hour of classroom instruction in Michigan drivers training course regarding bicyclists, motorcyclists, and pedestrians. While Michigan law provides awareness of…

Rep. Alexander invites residents to local office hours

State Rep. Julie Alexander announced her monthly in-district office hours, emphasizing the importance of representing the concerns of the community. “The insight I receive from residents is the most important tool I have when representing the Jackson area in Lansing,” Rep. Alexander said. “I encourage anyone with questions or ideas about their state government to…

Rep. Alexander: Working to lower dental expenses in Michigan

The House Tax Policy Committee today approved bills clarifying that dentures, crowns, bridges and other dental prosthetics should be exempt from Michigan’s 6 percent sales tax. State Rep. Julie Alexander of Hanover is one of the legislation’s primary sponsors. “Michigan law already exempts hearing aids, eyeglasses, walkers and other items classified as prosthetic devices from…

Rep. Alexander bill to expand professional development for teachers

State Rep. Julie Alexander has introduced legislation to give teachers credit toward their continuing education and professional development requirements by engaging with area employers and post-secondary training centers. “Professional development is incredibly valuable for our teachers, helping our classroom leaders grow as instructors preparing our students for their next step in life,” said Alexander, a…

Rep. Alexander hosts local office hours in October

State Rep. Julie Alexander announced her monthly in-district office hours, emphasizing the importance of understanding the concerns of the community. “Hosting local office hours is just one way that I seek feedback from the people I serve,” Rep. Alexander said. “The insight I receive from residents is the most important tool I have when representing…

State officials pleased to see Jackson County supported in Court of Appeals decision

State Sen. Mike Shirkey and state Rep. Julie Alexander both applauded the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision Wednesday affirming the Jackson County Board of Commissioners’ right to begin meetings with a Christian prayer. A Jackson County resident had filed a lawsuit, claiming the prayer violated the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment. “A brief prayer…

Special guests join Rep. Alexander for Sept. 11 Memorial Service

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Julie Alexander, of Hanover, today hosted Napoleon Township Police Chief Duaine Pitman (left)  and Michigan State Police Jackson Post Commander Kevin Rod as her guests for the Michigan House’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The service remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died…

Rep. Alexander hosts local office hours in September

State Rep. Julie Alexander announced her monthly in-district office hours, emphasizing the importance of understanding the concerns of the community. “The insight I receive from residents is the most important tool I have when representing the Jackson area in Lansing,” Rep. Alexander said. “I encourage anyone with questions or ideas about their state government to…