Rep. Reilly: Women deserve to know the facts about abortion risks

Measure would increase transparency for complication rates State Rep. John Reilly, of Oakland Township, has reintroduced legislation he sponsored last term upgrading a 1999 Michigan law designed to ensure abortion injuries and deaths are tracked and reported. Reilly introduced the measure after the tragic death of a young Battle Creek woman that resulted from a…

Rep. Markkanen’s plan helps county road commissions

Measure improves facilities for road improvements State Rep. Greg Markkanen this week testified before the House Transportation Committee in support of a plan to help county road commissions to improve their facilities and fix Michigan roads. Under current Michigan law, county roads commission have only up to 15 years to make payments when purchasing property…

Rep. Sheppard plan expands use of life-saving opioid antagonists

Legislation allows libraries to have medication to block overdoses Libraries throughout the state could soon keep life-saving treatments on hand to use in the event of an opioid overdose under a plan sponsored by state Rep. Jason Sheppard. The measure was unanimously approved today by the Michigan House, sending it to the Senate for consideration….

Rep. Mueller votes to make state government transparent

State Rep. Mike Mueller this week voted to approve a bipartisan plan to make state government more accountable to the people of Michigan. Mueller, of Linden, said the House unanimously approved the multi-bill proposal. “Michigan residents deserve to know how their government operates, how their tax dollars are spent and whether their elected officials are…

Rep. Bellino votes to make state government more transparent

Plan extends open record requirements to governor, Legislature State Rep. Joe Bellino this week voted to approve a bipartisan plan to make state government more accountable to the people of Michigan. Bellino, of Monroe, said the House unanimously approved the multi-bill proposal. “Residents have a right to know what the government is doing and how…

Bellino: Michigan should consider ‘repeal and replace’ of car insurance reform

Lawmaker sponsors plan to scrap state’s no-fault law In the latest attempt to bring significant relief to drivers paying the most expensive car insurance premiums in the nation, state Rep. Joe Bellino this week joined House colleagues in introducing wide-ranging legislation repealing Michigan’s no-fault car insurance system. The eight-bill package eliminates the no-fault system and…

Rep. Mueller seeks increased awareness for law enforcement mental health

Former police officer introduces important House resolution State Rep. Mike Mueller has introduced a resolution commemorating Law Enforcement Mental Health Awareness Day in Michigan. Mueller, a former police officer, said law enforcement personnel face a higher risk of stress-related mental illness, such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). “Unlike most other professions, law…

LaFave: Serious changes required in state’s car insurance system

Lawmaker sponsors plan to scrap state’s no-fault law In the latest attempt to bring significant relief to drivers paying the most expensive car insurance premiums in the nation, state Rep. Beau LaFave Tuesday joined House colleagues in unveiling wide-ranging legislation repealing Michigan’s no-fault car insurance system. The eight-bill package eliminates the no-fault system and moves…

Rep. Marino blasts Pentagon’s move to weaken PFAS regulations

State Rep. Steve Marino, of Harrison Township, today reacted to reports that the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has been lobbying for a more lenient standard for cleaning up toxic chemicals used for decades in firefighting foam used for decades at Air Force bases during drills. “This is an underhanded and dishonest attempt by federal…

Rep. Yaroch votes for more government accountability

Plan extends open record requirements to governor, Legislature State Rep. Jeff Yaroch, of Richmond, has voted to approve a bipartisan plan to make state government more accountable to the people of Michigan. Michigan is one of just two states that still exempts its governor and the Legislature from open records laws. The bipartisan solution approved…

Rep. Allor to DOD: Clean up your mess

State Rep. Sue Allor today sharply criticized the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) after recent reports that the DOD has been lobbying the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to adopt a more lenient standard for cleaning up PFAS in groundwater. For decades, the DOD used fire-fighting foam laden with PFAS for training exercises on Air Force…

Sheppard: It’s time to drive down auto insurance rates for Michigan drivers

Lawmaker’s sweeping legislation to scrap state’s no-fault law State Rep. Jason Sheppard today unveiled legislation as part of an eight-bill package repealing Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance system to bring significant relief to drivers paying the nation’s most expensive insurance premiums. Sheppard’s measure eliminates the no-fault system and moves Michigan to a full tort system similar…

Miller: Michigan’s no-fault car insurance biggest pocketbook issue facing drivers

Lawmaker sponsors plan to scrap state’s no-fault law State Rep. Aaron Miller today joined House colleagues in unveiling wide-ranging legislation repealing Michigan’s no-fault car insurance system. The measures aim at bringing significant relief to drivers paying the most expensive car insurance premiums in the nation. The eight-bill package eliminates the no-fault system and moves Michigan…

Rep. Webber: Vote promotes transparency, accountability in state government

State Rep. Michael Webber today voted in favor of a plan subjecting the Legislature and the governor to open records laws, a key step in making state government more accountable and responsive to the people it represents. The Michigan House unanimously approved the multi-bill package, sending its main components to the Senate for further consideration….

Rep. Leutheuser to host local office hours

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser of Hillsdale will host district office hours on Friday, March 22 to meet with local residents of the 58th District. “I can always be reached through my office by email or phone, but in-person conversations are also informative and helpful,” Rep. Leutheuser said. “Anyone interested in discussing matters of state government…