Rep. Berman: Missed school days will be addressed as coronavirus crisis continues

State Rep. Ryan Berman, of Commerce Township, today issued a statement offering reassurance in the evolving coronavirus situation as it relates to Michigan schools, students and teachers: “As we proceed forward, I feel it is necessary to set the record straight on information that has been circulating about the remainder of the school year and…

Rep. Berman issues statement on Oakland County coronavirus cases

State Rep. Ryan Berman, of Commerce Township, today issued a statement about newly confirmed cases of coronavirus, or COVID-19, within Oakland County: “I am actively engaging with state experts, local officials and first responders to monitor this situation and help mitigate coronavirus spread in Oakland County and throughout southeast Michigan. The Michigan House recently approved…

Rep. Berman: Gun buy-back programs aren’t high on taxpayers’ priority lists

State Rep. Ryan Berman, of Commerce Township, today provided a statement on his recent support for House Bill 5479, which would outlaw firearm buy-back programs funded by taxpayer dollars: “I don’t feel it is government’s role to dedicate taxpayer dollars to purchase firearms from law-abiding gun owners. As a state government, I feel there are…

Rep. Berman votes to restore key Michigan programs, increase safety

Plan addresses previous cuts, possible spread of coronavirus State Rep. Ryan Berman, of Commerce Township, this week voted in favor of an emergency budget plan to promote job growth and restore support for tourism across the state while also providing special funding to help combat the coronavirus now that cases have been confirmed in Michigan….

Rep. Berman plan dedicates portion of highway to fallen Marine

State Rep. Ryan Berman this week testified in favor of his bill which would designate a section of US-127 in Isabella County as the “Lance Corporal Justin Ellsworth Memorial Highway.” Cpl. Ellsworth was killed in action on Nov. 13, 2004 in Fallujah, Iraq by an improvised explosive device (IED), roughly two months after arriving in…

Rep. Berman working to protect seniors with elder abuse votes

Legislator also stresses commitment to practical policy within overall plan State Rep. Ryan Berman, of Commerce Township, this week voted to advance bills from a legislative package aimed at better protecting seniors from abuse. In all, the eight bills moving to the Michigan Senate provide additional legal protections for adults age 80 and older and…

Rep. Berman calls for more equity in higher education support

Legislator says funding doesn’t reflect state university equality State Rep. Ryan Berman today called for a revamped higher education funding model at the state level, noting that some universities in Michigan are being left behind. Oakland University, located in Rochester Hills near Berman’s Oakland County House district, is the fastest-growing university in the state. But…

Rep. Berman’s government transparency plan sees its way through to Senate

Legislator committed to making state government more accountable A proposal from Rep. Ryan Berman increasing government transparency today was advanced in overwhelming, bipartisan fashion by the Michigan House. House Bill 5015, which was passed in a 104-3 vote, will require each executive branch department and divisions at the state level to publicly post salary and…