Rep. Howrylak to host health services presentation on June 29

State Rep. Martin Howrylak of Troy is partnering with the Oakland County Health Division to host a presentation on Friday, June 29. The Oakland County Health Division will be presenting information on available resources and services to residents of the 41st District. Including their Nurse on Call assistance availability, stopping Hepatitis A, the Opioid Epidemic…

Howrylak to insurers: mental health is as important as physical health

State Rep. Martin Howrylak today introduced a measure preventing insurers from discriminating between coverage provided for mental illness and physical illness. His proposal will amend the Nonprofit Health Care Corporation Reform Act and the Insurance Code Act to require insurers to offer the same coverage for mental health services as traditional medical care. “There should…

Rep. Howrylak: Public should get a say in sales of city-owned land

A proposal introduced this week by state Representative Martin Howrylak offers more protection to taxpayers when local governments seek to sell public property. House Bill 6093 will require voter approval for any sale of more than five acres of land. The proposal is an update to the Home Rule City Act, which lists powers provided…

Rep. Howrylak announces June office hours

State Rep. Martin Howrylak of Troy invites residents to join him for local office hours during the month of June. “I value the opportunity to meet residents and discuss matters of state government,” Rep. Howrylak said. “I look forward to spending time with friends and neighbors at my upcoming office hours and discussing issues most…

Rep. Howrylak bill protects taxpayers by restraining county commissioner salaries

A proposal introduced this week by state Representative Martin Howrylak will provide county officer compensation commissions with needed parameters and will help to protect taxpayers from being burdened with unnecessarily escalating costs. County boards of commissioners in Michigan are responsible for setting compensation levels for county elected officials. Many counties have established compensation commissions. The…

Howrylak’s public safety reform plan signed into law

Sheriff, doctor, judge to consider an inmate’s release for health-related reasons State Rep. Martin Howrylak’s plan to allow a medical doctor, sheriff and the court to determine if a medically frail inmate is eligible for compassionate release or medical probation is now law. “This will secure public safety while also saving money for county residents,”…

Rep. Howrylak joins colleagues, governor in ceremonial UIA bill signing

Photo Advisory: (From left to right) State Rep. Martin Howrylak, of Troy, state Rep. Joe Graves, of Argentine Township, state Rep. Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, state Rep. Wendell Byrd, of Detroit, state Rep. Kevin Hertel, of St. Clair Shores, state Rep. Joe Bellino, of Monroe, and state Rep. Phil Phelps, of Flushing, today joined…

Rep. Howrylak unveils plan to simplify prevailing wage formula

Measure benefits both employers and employees   State Rep. Martin Howrylak today unveiled a plan to align Michigan’s prevailing wage formula with the national Davis-Bacon Act wage structure. Currently, Michigan’s prevailing wage requires the state to engage in survey taking of employers, and results in a substantial amount of labor analysis and wage determinations. Oftentimes,…

Rep. Howrylak introduces ballot fairness bill

State Rep. Martin Howrylak this week introduced legislation that would level the playing field among all candidates for public office by removing party affiliations from election ballots in Michigan. Howrylak, of Troy, said listing the names of candidates without their party affiliations will ensure fairness and equity among all political candidates. “Our democratic republic was…

Rep. Howrylak to host consumer education event on May 11

State Rep. Martin Howrylak of Troy is partnering with the Michigan attorney general’s office to host a consumer education event on Friday, May 11. This month’s presentation will feature information on phone, mail and e-scams and how to avoid being victimized from these crimes. “I hope to provide a learning opportunity for citizens of all…

Legislature approves Howrylak’s criminal justice reform plan

Bill allows sheriff, doctor, judge to consider an inmate’s release for health reasons The state Senate and House have approved Rep. Martin Howrylak’s plan to allow a medical doctor, sheriff and the court to work together in determining if a medically frail individual housed in a jail is eligible for compassionate release or medical probation….

Rep. Howrylak announces April office hours

State Rep. Martin Howrylak of Troy invites residents to join him for local office hours during the month of April. “I always look forward to connecting with community members at my monthly office hours,” Rep. Howrylak said. “Meeting residents and discussing important issues is one of the most rewarding aspects of my job as a…