House approves Rep. McCready’s legislation to protect children

Bill package bans unregulated child custody transfers State Rep. Mike McCready’s legislation to prohibit the practice of informal child custody transfers was approved Thursday by the Michigan House of Representatives. Unregulated child custody transfers are a practice where parents seek a new home for their child without the safeguards and oversight of the courts or…

Rep. McCready’s sinking fund legislation signed into law

State Rep. Mike McCready’s bill allowing school districts to seek sinking fund levies for important security and technology upgrades was signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Rick Snyder. “It’s important that we ensure our students have a safe learning environment, and that they have access to modern technology so they’re acquiring the skills they need…

Rep. McCready schedules office hours Oct. 24 in West Bloomfield

State Rep. Mike McCready will meet with residents Monday, Oct. 24, from noon to 1 p.m. in the conference room at the West Bloomfield Public Library, 4600 Walnut Lake Road in West Bloomfield. “I encourage everyone to come to my office hours. People are welcome to share any thoughts or concerns they have or ask…

Rep. McCready testifies in support of plan to protect children from ‘rehoming’

Four-bill package bans unregulated child custody transfers State Rep. Mike McCready, R-Bloomfield Hills, spoke before the House Committee on Judiciary Tuesday in support of legislation he introduced to prohibit and punish the practice of informal child custody transfers. “Unregulated child custody transfers are a practice where parents seek a new home for their child without…

Rep. McCready to host office hours Sept. 12 in Bloomfield Township

State Rep. Mike McCready will meet with residents Monday, Sept. 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Meeting Room 3 at the Bloomfield Township Library, 1099 Lone Pine Road in Bloomfield Township. “I always look forward to these meetings. Gathering input from community members is an essential part of my job representing our district…

Rep. McCready plans office hours July 12 in Birmingham

State Rep. Mike McCready will meet with residents Tuesday, July 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the board room at the Baldwin Library, 300 W. Merrill St. in Birmingham. “Office hours offer an optimal opportunity for me to meet with people in our community and address their questions and concerns,” said Rep. McCready,…

Rep. McCready issues statement on FY 2017 budget

Rep. Mike McCready, R-Bloomfield Hills, issued the following statement today following the passage of the state’s FY 2017 budget: “I’m pleased we were able to arrive at a fiscally responsible budget, ahead of schedule, that increases operational funding for higher education by $39.8 million. Each of our state’s 15 public universities will receive an increase…

Rep. McCready encourages residents to take part in Free Fishing Weekend

State Rep. Mike McCready is encouraging residents of the 40th House District to enjoy Michigan’s abundant natural resources during Free Fishing Weekend on June 11 and 12. During these two days, anglers can cast a line without purchasing a fishing license, but all other fishing rules – such as size and species limits – still…

Rep. McCready schedules June office hours in West Bloomfield

State Rep. Mike McCready will meet with residents June 6 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the conference room at the main branch of the West Bloomfield Public Library, 4600 Walnut Lake Road. “I invite residents of the 40th House District to join me June 6,” said Rep. McCready, R-Bloomfield Hills. “I’m happy to…

House panel approves Rep. McCready’s bill to stop aggressive panhandling

Rep. Mike McCready’s legislation to create the Aggressive Solicitation Prohibition Act was approved today by the House Committee on Criminal Justice. “This simply makes it clear to panhandlers that it’s not acceptable to intimidate and harass people until they hand over money,” said Rep. McCready, R-Bloomfield Hills. Under the Aggressive Solicitation Prohibition Act, a person…

New legislation prohibits unregulated custody transfers of adopted children

Bill package helps ensure the safety of adopted kids Legislators today introduced a four-bill package to prohibit and punish the practice of informal child custody transfers. “In some cases, parents are using online forums to offer adopted children to strangers, which results in children being ‘rehomed’ into potentially abusive and unsafe environments,” said Rep. McCready,…

House Committee on Appropriations approves higher education budget

The Michigan House Committee on Appropriations on Wednesday approved the budget for higher education, which state Rep. Mike McCready, R-Bloomfield Hills, said includes a 3.4 percent increase for Michigan’s 15 public universities. “We arrived at a fiscally responsible budget that increases our investment in Michigan’s universities,” said Rep. McCready, chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee for…

Rep. McCready announces April office hours

State Rep. Mike McCready invites residents of the 40th House District to meet with him from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, April 18, in Meeting Room 3 of the Bloomfield Township Public Library, 1099 Lone Pine Road in Bloomfield Township. No appointment is necessary. “I always look forward to hearing input from residents in our…

Rep. McCready announces Nov. office hours

State Rep. Mike McCready, R-Bloomfield Hills, today announced that office hours will take place Tuesday, Nov. 17. Rep. McCready invites residents to join him for coffee and conversation from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in meeting room 3 of the Bloomfield Township Public Library, located at 1099 Lone Pine Road in Bloomfield Township. No appointments…

Rep. McCready invites all to join in Oct. office hours

State Rep. Mike McCready invites residents to join him for his local office hours on Monday, Oct. 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the board room of the Baldwin Public Library located at 300 W. Merrill St. in Birmingham. “I enjoy hearing what the people in the community have to say,” Rep. McCready…