Rep. Berman gives West Bloomfield students Capitol tour

State Rep. Ryan Berman of Commerce Township was recently joined by students from Scotch Elementary School in West Bloomfield on the floor of the Michigan House of Representatives. “It was a privilege to welcome students from our community to tour and see the Capitol,” Rep. Berman said. “The students were all eager to explore the…

Rep. Berman helps deliver increased mental health services to Michigan residents

State Rep. Ryan Berman, of Commerce Township, this week voted to establish a statewide mental health hotline to connect people in need with important support services. The plan – House Bill 4051 – was given final legislative approval with the House’s overwhelming bipartisan vote and now heads to the governor for consideration. “We’re in need…

Rep. Berman plan increasing government transparency clears House committee

A proposal from Rep. Ryan Berman striving to make state government more accountable to taxpayers who fund it was advanced unanimously today by the House Oversight Committee. House Bill 5015 will require each executive branch department and divisions at the state level to publicly post salary and benefit information for the positions they employ. “The…

OPINION: A historic year in the 100th Michigan Legislature

By state Rep. Ryan Berman of Commerce Township  Making state government more transparent and supporting reforms that make it easier to live and work in our state are fundamental principles I believe in as a state legislator. I’ve strived to uphold them in my first year representing residents of southeast Michigan. Our work in the…

Rep. Berman, state House lend final approval to restore vetoed funding

Legislator: Well past time for budget impasse to end State Rep. Ryan Berman, of Commerce Township, this week joined colleagues in the Michigan Legislature in giving final approval to a plan restoring budget funding vetoed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer earlier this year. Nearly $1 billion in Legislature-approved funding was wiped through line-item vetoes before the…

Rep. Berman cryptocurrency plan protects Michigan residents

Legislation heads to governor’s desk for review The Michigan Senate unanimously approved a proposal today from state Rep. Ryan Berman updating the Michigan Penal Code to reflect technological advancements. House Bill 4105, part of a bipartisan package, expands the embezzlement definition within state law to include cryptocurrency to protect Michigan consumers. “Real crimes can be…

Rep. Berman ho-ho-hopes to see state income tax credit for charitable donations

It’s the season of giving, and legislation from state Rep. Ryan Berman will allow for more people to do just that while strengthening Michigan’s communities. House Bill 4993 creates an income tax credit for donations to community foundations. The proposal, which is part of a bipartisan two-bill package, incentivizes taxpayers to contribute to worthy charitable…

Rep. Berman announces December office hours

State Rep. Ryan Berman of Commerce Township invites constituents of the 39th District to his upcoming December office hours on Monday, Dec. 16 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Commerce Township Community Library, 180 E. Commerce Road in Commerce Township. “Input from neighbors and members of our community is important as I make sure we…

OPINION: A more transparent state government is better for Michigan

By state Rep. Ryan Berman of Commerce Township  It’s important to make state government accountable to the taxpayers that fund it. This is a fundamental belief I’ve held and it’s important I uphold that now that I’m a state Representative. I’ve continued this commitment to increase government transparency through House Bill 5015 – my legislation…

Rep. Berman: Signed car insurance reforms kicking into gear with MCCA rate reduction

State Rep. Ryan Berman, of Commerce Township, today welcomed the announcement of additional savings for drivers throughout the state after the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) revealed new assessment amounts that dramatically slash costs. The MCCA will lower the amount charged per vehicle to $100 for a year-long period beginning July 2, 2020 through June…

Rep. Berman announces November office hours

State Rep. Ryan Berman of Commerce Township invites constituents of the 39th District to his upcoming November office hours on Monday, Nov. 18 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Wixom Public Library, 49015 Pontiac Trail in Wixom. “We’ve made great progress on topics such as Lilliana’s Law, ‘Raise the Age’ reforms and continuing budget negotiations,”…

Rep. Berman ‘Raise the Age’ reforms signed into law

Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Ryan Berman to end our state’s current policy requiring all 17-year-olds to be automatically tried as adults in Michigan’s criminal justice system has been signed by the governor. Michigan was one of just four states still requiring all 17-year-olds to be automatically prosecuted as adults – even those who commit…

Rep. Berman ‘Raise the Age’ reforms advancing to governor’s desk

Bipartisan proposals would see 17-year-olds no longer automatically treated as adults in court Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Ryan Berman to end current policy requiring all 17-year-olds to be automatically treated as adults in Michigan’s criminal justice system is one step from being law. Berman, of Commerce Township, said Michigan is one of just four…

OPINION: From tragedy to taking action: Why I’m behind Lilliana’s Law

By state Rep. Ryan Berman of Commerce Township  As parents, when we have young children, we make sure things are safe for them. It’s instinctual. Countless things are examined every hour of every day. We read up on defective toys and car seats. We make sure cupboards are secure, things that may become choking hazards…