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…

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…