Rep. Bellino votes to make state government more transparent

Plan extends open record requirements to governor, Legislature State Rep. Joe Bellino this week voted to approve a bipartisan plan to make state government more accountable to the people of Michigan. Bellino, of Monroe, said the House unanimously approved the multi-bill proposal. “Residents have a right to know what the government is doing and how…

Bellino: Michigan should consider ‘repeal and replace’ of car insurance reform

Lawmaker sponsors plan to scrap state’s no-fault law In the latest attempt to bring significant relief to drivers paying the most expensive car insurance premiums in the nation, state Rep. Joe Bellino this week joined House colleagues in introducing wide-ranging legislation repealing Michigan’s no-fault car insurance system. The eight-bill package eliminates the no-fault system and…

Join Rep. Bellino at his March 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, March 18. “Some of the best ideas are generated from the members in our community,” Rep. Bellino said. “I welcome anyone with concerns, ideas or issues to join me.” Rep. Bellino will…

Rep. Bellino announces state grant for Monroe County Conservation District

State Rep. Joe Bellino today announced the awarding of a $400,000 Soil Testing to Reduce Agriculture Nutrient Delivery grant to Monroe Conservation District. This grant will assist with meeting the goals of the Michigan Domestic Action Plan to reduce total phosphorus and soluble reactive phosphorus through nutrient management and best management practices focusing on sustainable…

Rep. Bellino talks about pension tax repeal, governor’s gas tax proposal

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe today issued the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced her state budget proposal: “There’s a lot in the governor’s budget proposal that concerns me, but I’m a positive guy and I’m starting with the good news. I am glad to see the governor working toward fulfilling her campaign…

Rep. Bellino announces March is Reading Month tour

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe today announced his annual March is Reading Month tour. As part of March is Reading Month, the lawmaker will visit schools throughout the Airport, Flat Rock, Jefferson, and Monroe districts and read to students, encouraging them to develop a lifelong interest in reading. “A love for reading will benefit…

Bellino remains committed to fight against opioids

Legislator: E-scripts eliminate fraud and doctor shopping State Rep. Joe Bellino has introduced a plan to cut down on fraudulent prescriptions and combat Michigan’s growing opioid abuse epidemic. The legislation calls on doctors to send all prescriptions through a secure computer system, preventing anyone but the doctor from issuing prescriptions. “This practice holds doctors accountable…

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.