Rep. Bellino: Investing in Michigan’s economy means investing in young people

State Rep. Joe Bellino released the following statement tonight in response to the governor’s State of the State address: “The people of Michigan need more than canned promises – they need results. We need to build up our skilled workforce – with training, with jobs, and with social supports, like opioid addiction care, that will…

Rep. Bellino attends annual State of the State address

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe was joined by his wife, Peggy, at the state Capitol Tuesday for the annual State of the State address. “The people of Michigan need more than canned promises – they need results,” Bellino said. “We need to build up our skilled workforce – with training, with jobs, and with…

Rep. Bellino: Investing in Michigan’s economy means investing in young people

State Rep. Joe Bellino released the following statement tonight in response to the governor’s State of the State address: “The people of Michigan need more than canned promises – they need results. We need to build up our skilled workforce – with training, with jobs, and with social supports, like opioid addiction care, that will…

Join Rep. Bellino at his February coffee hours

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe invites residents of Monroe and Wayne counties to join him for his monthly coffee hours on Monday, Feb. 25. “This is a great opportunity to directly hear your thoughts and questions about state government,” Rep. Bellino said. “I’m focused on effectively representing your interests in Lansing and meeting the…

Rep. Bellino welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe welcomed Reverend Jeffrey Heimsoth (center) to the state Capitol to lead today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Heimsoth is a senior pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Monroe. Joining them at the rostrum is Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield.

Rep. Bellino announces January office hours

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe will host office hours on Monday, Jan. 28 to meet with residents of Monroe and Wayne counties. “Talking to my neighbors and listening to their concerns about state government continues to be one of the most important parts of my job,” Rep. Bellino said. “I was proud to host…

Rep. Bellino: It’s time to repeal Michigan’s pension tax

State Rep. Joe Bellino today introduced a plan to repeal Michigan’s pension tax, a move that would help seniors of today and tomorrow hold onto more of their own hard-earned money. Bellino’s plan – introduced on the first day of the new legislative session – would eliminate the pension tax that was first charged in…

Reps. Bellino and Howell: New law clears the way for wetlands restoration

A plan to cut senseless regulation standing in the way of local efforts to restore precious wetlands, spearheaded by Rep. Gary Howell and Rep. Joe Bellino was today signed into law. “Previously, the laws on the books treated volunteer organizations who wanted to restore our wetlands the same as big developers with plans to disrupt…

Rep. Bellino commends budget proposal that funds plans within 17th House District

Legislature sends measure to governor for consideration State Rep. Joe Bellino today voted to approve a plan connected to the state budget that will allow for additional growth within the city of Monroe while protecting Michigan residents and their children. Bellino championed two specific projects that will be funded through the proposal. The Monroe School…

Michigan Legislature approves Rep. Bellino’s plan to make schools safer

Rep. Joe Bellino’s plan to help improve school safety across Michigan won final legislative approval today in the state House, and will soon be considered by the governor. Bellino’s bill will help develop consistent and uniform training for law enforcement personnel related to school safety incidents. It’s part of a package establishing a state commission…

Reps. Barrett, Bellino issue statement on the status of no-fault reform in Michigan

State Reps. Tom Barrett, of Charlotte, and Joe Bellino, of Monroe, who have led recent efforts to reform Michigan’s failing no-fault car insurance system, today issued the following statement: “For the more than seven million hard-working Michigan drivers paying some of the highest car insurance rates in the nation, we are committed to seizing every…

Rep. Bellino: Line 5 tunnel best option for Michigan families, job providers

Representative supports plan forming new tunnel oversight panel State Rep. Joe Bellino said a plan approved today in the Michigan House with bipartisan support is a key step toward energy security for Michigan residents and the creation of thousands of jobs for Michigan workers. Bellino, of Monroe, said agreements with Enbridge Energy to build a…

Bellino: New plan would repeal Michigan’s bottle deposit law

Ending deposit would boost community recycling programs State Rep. Joe Bellino has introduced legislation as part of a new plan to provide a much-needed boost to community recycling programs by ending Michigan’s 40-year-old bottle deposit law. Bellino, of Monroe, said although the “bottle bill” helped reduce litter in the 1980s and 90s, it’s now hurting…