Reps. Bellino, Sheppard: Long-awaited affordable car insurance now a reality

New law to save Southeast Michigan drivers hundreds of dollars per year Historic car insurance reform supported by state Reps. Joe Bellino and Jason Sheppard was signed into state law today, lowering costs for all Michigan drivers, including those in Monroe and Wayne counties. The reforms – approved by Bellino, Sheppard and the Legislature –…

Rep. Bellino, Michigan House approve plan benefiting Monroe County economy

Rep. Joe Bellino today voted in favor of legislation designed to help Tenneco preserve employment in Monroe County. The bipartisan plan approved by the House would allow Tenneco to keep Michigan Economic Growth Authority credits originally awarded to Federal-Mogul. Tenneco finalized a deal to acquire Federal-Mogul in 2018, and transferring the already approved credits will…

Rep. Bellino: Governor’s veto threat ‘misguided and without merit’

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe today issued the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer threatened to veto the House-approved plan that would lower car insurance rates across Michigan: “I’m saddened to learn the governor appears willing to preserve our state’s much-maligned no-fault car insurance system at the expense of Michigan drivers. The governor’s threatened…

Join Rep. Bellino at his May coffee hours

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe invites residents of Monroe and Wayne counties to join him for his monthly coffee hours on Friday, May 24. “I look forward to hearing your opinions on the important issues currently being debated in Lansing,” Rep. Bellino said. “Feedback from residents on road funding, auto no-fault insurance and budget…

Rep. Bellino votes to lower car insurance rates for Michigan drivers

The Michigan House today approved a landmark plan to fix our state’s much-maligned car insurance system and reduce rates for all Michigan drivers, state Rep. Joe Bellino announced. Bellino voted in favor of the plan to offer drivers personal injury coverage options, rein in medical costs and fight fraud – features designed to end Michigan’s…

Rep. Bellino votes to ‘Raise the Age’ for juvenile justice in Michigan

Legislation ends policy requiring 17-year-olds to be treated as adults in court State Rep. Joe Bellino today voted to end the policy requiring all 17-year-olds to be treated as adults in Michigan’s criminal justice system. The plan was overwhelmingly approved by the Michigan House and now advances to the Senate for consideration. Michigan is one…

COLUMN: Time to move forward with government transparency reforms

Everyone agrees that we’re badly in need of more government accountability. Michigan’s government transparency laws rank dead last in nationwide studies. The biggest problem is that our open records laws do not apply to the governor’s office or the Legislature. Right now, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) allows people to review or obtain copies…

Join Rep. Bellino at his April 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, April 29. “Talking with members of our community is one of the most enjoyable parts of my job as state representative,” Rep. Bellino said. “With upcoming budget discussions and other issues facing…

Rep. Bellino applauds school safety grants awarded in Monroe and Wayne Counties

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe this week praised the announcement of over $100,000 in state grants to school districts in Monroe and Wayne Counties to improve safety of school buildings. “Absolutely nothing is more important than the safety and protection of our kids,” Rep. Bellino said. “These grants will help schools make their buildings…

Rep. Bellino applauds Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant investment

Recently, Ford Motor Company announced its plans to expand production at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant, which will add 900 jobs and investing $900 million at the location. State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe commended the investment and expressed his optimism for the community following the announcement. “The past few months for auto workers in…