Rep. Howrylak to host consumer education event on Oct. 19

State Rep. Martin Howrylak, of Troy, is partnering with the Michigan attorney general’s office to host a consumer education event open to the public this month. The event starts at 11 a.m. Oct. 19 at the Hunter Community Center, located at 509 Fisher Ct. in Clawson. The presentation will highlight how to navigate the home…

Rep. Howrylak announces October in-district office hours

State Rep. Martin Howrylak, of Troy, invites residents to join him for local office hours during the month of October. Office hours will take place at the following times and locations: Saturday, Oct. 20, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Troy Library, 510 W Big Beaver Rd. in Troy; and Monday, Oct. 22, from…

Rep. Howrylak presents resident with Columbus Day Honoree award

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Martin Howrylak, of Troy, (right) Thursday presented Pino Marelli, of Troy, with a special tribute recognizing him as the recipient of The Ramo Salerno Columbus Day 2018 Honoree award. The award is given to those who have had success enriching the Italian American community in Michigan. Marelli began his own music,…

Rep. Howrylak calls for annual Ukrainian Holodomor Memorial Day in Michigan

State Rep. Martin Howrylak recently introduced legislation (HB 6416) to declare November 25th of each year as the Michigan day of remembrance of the Holodomor. Furthermore, the proposed legislation would mark the period beginning on the Sunday before that day through the following Sunday as days of remembrance in Michigan in memory of the victims…

Rep. Howrylak protects crime victims with trauma recovery plan

State Rep. Martin Howrylak this week introduced a landmark proposal that will create Trauma Recovery Centers – specifically designed to help crime victims – throughout Michigan. Often, crime victims must deal with long-term effects that can impact their ability to recover if left unaddressed. This can lead to further financial and mental health problems. “The…

Rep. Howrylak grants flexibility with ‘Raise the Age’ funding mechanism

In concert with the multi-bill ‘Raise the Age’ proposal currently under consideration in the House Law and Justice Committee, state Rep. Martin Howrylak has introduced a plan to handle funding changes that will result from possible changes in law. The ‘Raise the Age’ legislative package currently includes 20 bills from representatives on both sides of…

Rep. Howrylak testifies in favor of ‘Raise the Age’ proposal

State Rep. Martin Howrylak offered his support today for a plan that would raise the age of legal adulthood within the court system, establishing 17-year-olds as minors in most circumstances. Michigan is one of only four states that treat 17-year-olds as adults in prosecution. Removing youth from the adult criminal justice system and punishing and…

Rep. Howrylak to host consumer education event on Sept. 21

State Rep. Martin Howrylak, of Troy, is partnering with the Michigan attorney general’s office to host a consumer education event open to the public this month. The event starts at 11 a.m. Sept. 21 at the Hunter Community Center, located at 509 Fisher Ct. in Clawson. The presentation will highlight phone, mail and email scams,…

Rep. Howrylak announces September in-district office hours

State Rep. Martin Howrylak, of Troy, invites residents to join him for local office hours during the month of September. “A healthy portion of legislative ideas comes from friends and neighbors in the community,” Howrylak said. “It just proves how crucial it is to set aside regular times to meet with residents and discuss what…

Rep. Howrylak announces September in-district office hours

State Rep. Martin Howrylak, of Troy, invites residents to join him for local office hours during the month of September. “A healthy portion of legislative ideas comes from friends and neighbors in the community,” Howrylak said. “It just proves how crucial it is to set aside time each month to meet with residents and discuss…

Rep. Howrylak plan protects vulnerable adults from acts of coercion

A proposal introduced Thursday by state Rep. Martin Howrylak provides penalties for an individual who attempts to extract sexually explicit visual material from vulnerable adults, including seniors and the mentally or physically disabled. The dangerous trend has become more common with technological advancements such as smart phones and social media. According to the Justice Department,…

Rep. Howrylak joined by local first responders for Sept. 11 service

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Martin Howrylak (second from left), of Troy, today hosted (from left) Clawson Police Chief Harry Anderson, Troy Fire Chief Dave Roberts and Assistant Fire Chief Chuck Riesterer, as his guests for the Michigan House’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the…

Rep. Howrylak: Students begin school backed by record funding, heightened emphasis on career prep

State Rep. Martin Howrylak, of Troy, today highlighted record state funding across Oakland and Macomb counties and renewed an emphasis on preparing students for the workforce. “Every student should be able to explore all post-high school opportunities,” Howrylak said. “Given Michigan’s ever-increasing need for individuals with the necessary skill set and experience in skilled trades,…