Plan from Reps. Farrington, Marino to boost Kiwanis fundraising signed into law

Kiwanis fundraising in Michigan will be aided with new laws sponsored by Reps. Diana Farrington and Steve Marino of Macomb County. The measures signed into law this week will allow Michigan residents to voluntarily donate to the Kiwanis when they file their state income taxes. “The Kiwanis benefit our community in countless ways,” said Farrington,…

Reps. Marino, Yaroch testify on plan to hold township board members, officers accountable for meeting attendance

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Reps. Steve Marino (left) of Harrison Township and Jeff Yaroch of Richmond today offered testimony on House Bill 5950 before the House Local Government Committee. City councils, school boards, county commissions and charter township boards in Michigan currently have measures in place outlining expectations for attendance and orderly activity from members. HB…

Marino, Yaroch bill provides clarity concerning Macomb Township trustee

State Reps. Steve Marino and Jeff Yaroch today introduced legislation to eliminate any uncertainty as to whether Macomb Township Trustee Dino Bucci is guilty of misconduct in office. The legislators, who each represent a portion of Macomb Township, said regardless of the criminal charges Bucci faces, shirking his responsibilities as Macomb Township trustee and skipping…

Rep. Marino hosts over 100 job providers at town hall

State Rep. Steve Marino of Harrison Township hosted local job providers for a town hall meeting with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation on Monday, May 7. He was joined by County Executive Mark Hackel, Public Works Commissioner Candice Miller, and Harrison Township Supervisor Kenneth J. Verkest. “This was a great opportunity for open discussion between…

House passes Marino legislation funding substance abuse treatment

Legislator: Liquor tax revenues will help fund local programs The Michigan House of Representatives today approved legislation introduced by Rep. Steve Marino to help local agencies fight substance abuse in the state. Marino’s bill would dedicate 50 percent of future revenues raised through state liquor taxes to Michigan’s local community mental health (CMH) agencies. Each…

State representatives call on governor to remove Macomb Township trustee

Reps. Marino, Yaroch: Bucci should resign or be removed from office State Reps. Steve Marino and Jeff Yaroch today sent Gov. Rick Snyder letters calling on him to exercise his authority to remove a Macomb Township trustee from office. Rep. Marino said Trustee Dino Bucci has exhibited corrupt conduct in office and gross neglect of…

Rep. Marino reads to local classrooms

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Steve Marino reads to a group of students at Graham Elementary School. State Rep. Steve Marino of Harrison Township completed his March is Reading Month tour reading to over 1,100 elementary students while visiting dozens of local classrooms. “I appreciate the opportunity to share the importance of reading with students of…

Rep. Marino: More road money headed to Macomb County, but reforms are needed

More money for urgently needed road repairs is headed to Macomb County after a funding boost was signed into state law, state Rep. Steve Marino of Harrison Township said today. Marino supported the additional $175 million in statewide transportation funding for use this construction season. Much of the money is headed directly to counties and…

Rep. Marino bill to improve Michigan road safety

Legislation seeks to limit use of headphones while driving State Rep. Steve Marino today introduced legislation to protect Michigan’s drivers by preventing the use of headphones while driving any vehicle. “The ability to hear is one of the key senses we use while driving throughout our day, but there are increasing occurrences of people wearing…

Rep. Marino casts vote to support state’s veterans

Measure also helps fraternal service organizations   State Rep Steve Marino today voted for a bill allowing members of national veterans clubs and other service clubs to buy alcoholic drinks in any affiliated out-of-town club. Marino, of Harrison Township, co-sponsored the legislation, which was prompted by a recent Liquor Control Commission ruling that brought an…

Governor signs Rep. Marino’s bill ending driver responsibility fees

Legislation eliminates fees Oct. 1, forgives debt   State Rep. Steve Marino’s legislation to help bring an end to driver responsibility fees was signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder. Marino, of Harrison Township, introduced one of the eight bills that were approved last month by the Legislature to end the fees and offer full…