Rep. Lucido bill would charge bottled water operators a fee in Michigan

Companies bottling drinking water from Michigan sources would face a per-gallon fee under legislation introduced this week by state Rep. Peter Lucido. The 5-cent per gallon fee would help compensate the state for the loss and sale of one of its most treasured natural resources, Lucido said. “It’s not fair that these out-of-state and out-of-country…

Rep. Lucido testifies on bills protecting vulnerable adults

State Rep. Peter Lucido this week testified before the House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee in support of two bills that would provide for stricter penalties and sentencing guidelines for exploiting vulnerable adults. Financial abuse of elderly and vulnerable adults is reaching epidemic proportions. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reported a 160…

Rep. Lucido co-sponsors legislation requiring balanced budget by July 1

Legislators would forfeit pay after missed deadline State Rep. Peter Lucido of Shelby Township co-sponsored legislation introduced Wednesday to require the Michigan Legislature to present a balanced budget to the governor by July 1 each year. The joint resolution proposes amending the Michigan Constitution to establish the July 1 deadline and ensure legislators adhere to…

Rep. Lucido introduces bill to help children support aging parents

State Rep. Peter Lucido this week introduced a bill allowing a Michigan income tax exemption for adult children who help financially support their aging parents. The bill would allow Michigan taxpayers to claim an exemption if they provide more than half of the support for a parent who is not eligible for Medicaid and can’t…

Rep. Lucido welcomes Rep. for a Day contest winners to the Capitol

State Rep. Pete Lucido, of Shelby Township, today hosted two special guests chosen to join the lawmaker as Reps. for a day. Taylor and Sydney Wheeler, both students at Monfort Elementary School in Shelby Township, were selected as the winners of Rep. Lucido’s summer reading contest. The contest, which took place between May and August,…

A glorious celebration for Italian Americans at the Capitol

Tuesday morning, Italian Americans from all over Southeast Michigan arrived for the annual Columbus Day celebration in Lansing. The trip is held to celebrate Christopher Columbus and the impact Italian Americans have made to Michigan and the United States. State Rep. Pete Lucido was honored by the Columbus Day Celebration Committee and selected as the…