Rep. Griffin: Money-saving car insurance reforms signed into Michigan law

State Rep. Beth Griffin today noted that historic car insurance reforms have been signed into Michigan law, guaranteeing lower rates for drivers in Van Buren and Kalamazoo counties. The reforms – approved earlier by Griffin and the Legislature – give drivers more choice on personal injury protection coverage, combat fraudulent claims and take steps to…

Chair Wentworth provides statement after historic no-fault reform signed into law

State Rep. Jason Wentworth, chair of the House Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates, today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signing historic no-fault car insurance reform: “Back in January, my mission when pursuing landmark no-fault reform was for the historic 100th Legislature to come together in a bipartisan fashion,…

Rep. LaFave: Signed car insurance reforms to plummet drivers’ sky-high premiums

Landmark no-fault overhaul to save drivers hundreds of dollars per year After decades of gridlock in Lansing, car insurance reform supported by Rep. Beau LaFave of Iron Mountain was signed into state law today, guaranteeing significantly lower costs for all drivers in Michigan. LaFave – who helped lead a special committee tasked with lowering car…

Reps. Bellino, Sheppard: Long-awaited affordable car insurance now a reality

New law to save Southeast Michigan drivers hundreds of dollars per year Historic car insurance reform supported by state Reps. Joe Bellino and Jason Sheppard was signed into state law today, lowering costs for all Michigan drivers, including those in Monroe and Wayne counties. The reforms – approved by Bellino, Sheppard and the Legislature –…

Rep. Hoitenga announces district photo contest

Rep. Michele Hoitenga of Manton announced today she will host a photo contest for residents of the 102nd District. The theme for the contest is summer fun. Three winners will be selected by the representative, and the winning photos will be displayed in her Lansing office. The photographers will be invited to join her in…

Rep. Sheppard joins committee helping shape Michigan’s state government budget

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance will serve on an influential Michigan House committee that plays a vital role in developing the state government budget. Sheppard was recently appointed to the House Appropriations Committee by Speaker Lee Chatfield. Sheppard’s first meeting with the committee is expected soon. “The state budget affects the lives of Monroe…

Rep. Whiteford announces seminar to help fight identity theft

State Rep. Mary Whiteford has scheduled a consumer education seminar in partnership with the Michigan Attorney General’s office to educate residents on identity theft. The forum will provide an opportunity to learn about the signs of identity theft, how to protect personal information such as Social Security and credit card numbers, and what to do…

Rep. Hoitenga: Increased public safety measures shouldn’t equate to red tape for job providers

Advancing legislation addresses use of multiline telephone systems A proposal from state Rep. Michele Hoitenga removing burdensome regulation for job providers was recently approved in a Michigan House vote. House Bill 4249 deals with multiline telephone systems and eases previous upgrades required made by the Michigan Public Service Commission. The systems consist of multiple telephone…

Rep. Miller plan cuts red tape, frees up funds for community improvement projects

A proposal from state Rep. Aaron Miller allowing local recreational authority boards to spend more of their budgets on improving Michigan communities was recently approved by the House Local Government and Municipal Finance Committee. House Bill 4408 changes audit requirements from annual to once every two years for authority boards that do not levy taxes….

Rep. Lightner announces local office hours

State Rep. Sarah Lightner has scheduled her June district office hours to meet with local residents of the 65th District. “To effectively lead in Lansing, I believe in actively listening to you,” Rep. Lightner said. “I want to hear your thoughts and concerns so I can better represent you in the Legislature. I always look…