Rep. Bellino supports tax relief for vehicle purchases

State Rep. Joe Bellino today voted to speed sales tax relief for Michigan drivers looking to buy motor vehicles and support the automotive industry by overriding a gubernatorial veto. The House vote means additional tax relief for people buying cars, trucks and SUVs with a trade-in. Current law calls for phasing in planned sales and…

Rep. Brann, sheriff testify to increase family pet protections

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation sponsored by state Rep. Tommy Brann on Tuesday, following testimony from Brann and Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell calling for improved protections of service animals and family pets. “How many times have you heard a pet owner say ‘my dog is part of our family?’ Pets are increasingly being…

House approves Rep. Howrylak’s bill protecting Fourth Amendment

Legislation bars state and local governments from supporting federal government’s warrantless surveillance programs State Rep. Martin Howrylak’s legislation safeguarding the Fourth Amendment rights of Michigan residents was approved today by the Michigan House 107-1, with overwhelming bipartisan support. Under House Bill 4430, state and local governments are prohibited from assisting or providing support to the…

Rep. Vaupel supports sales tax relief bill to help Michigan families

State Rep. Hank Vaupel today voted to accelerate sales tax relief for Michigan families buying motor vehicles by overriding a gubernatorial veto with his House colleagues. The House vote means additional tax relief for people buying cars, trucks and SUVs with a trade-in. Current law calls for phasing in planned sales and use tax deductions…

Hauck lauds veto override bringing vehicle sales tax relief to Michigan families

Legislation accelerates trade-in reforms adopted in 2013 State Rep. Roger Hauck today voted to accelerate sales tax relief for Michigan families buying motor vehicles by overriding a gubernatorial veto with his House colleagues. The House vote means additional tax relief for people buying cars, trucks and SUVs with a trade-in. Current law calls for phasing…

Senate committee approves Rep. Cox’s child safety bill

Legislation helps keep kids safe while traveling   The Senate Appropriations Committee today approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Laura Cox designed to reduce the number of child injuries in vehicle accidents by updating the guidelines for child booster seats and car seats. Cox, of Livonia, said her bill will help protect Michigan’s most vulnerable…

Rep. Bizon joins colleagues in overriding governor’s veto and speed up tax relief

Legislation will stimulate Michigan’s businesses   State Rep. Dr. John Bizon today voted to accelerate sales tax relief for Michigan families buying cars, trucks boats and recreational vehicles by overriding a gubernatorial veto with his House colleagues. The vote means tax relief for people buying vehicles with a trade-in. Current law calls for phasing in…

Rep. Barrett votes to ease tax burden on families buying cars

Legislator says veto override represents voice of people   State Rep. Tom Barrett today voted to speed sales tax relief for Michigan families buying cars, trucks and other motor vehicles by overriding a gubernatorial veto with his House colleagues. The seldom-used constitutional tool – only the fourth override of a governor’s veto since 1951 –…

Rep. Lauwers hails veto override as a tax relief victory for Michigan families

Legislation accelerates reforms adopted in 2013   State Rep. Dan Lauwers today voted to speed sales tax relief for Michigan families buying cars, trucks and other motor vehicles by overriding a gubernatorial veto with his House colleagues. The vote means tax relief for people buying vehicles with a trade-in. Current law calls for phasing in…

House votes to override governor’s veto of tax relief

Rep. Crawford: Override means faster vehicle sales tax relief for Michigan State Rep. Kathy Crawford today voted to accelerate sales tax relief for Michigan families buying motor vehicles by overriding a gubernatorial veto with her House colleagues. The House vote means additional tax relief for people buying cars, trucks and SUVs with a trade-in. Current…

Rep. Rendon: House report a blueprint to improve mental health services in Michigan

State Rep. Daire Rendon, alongside a bipartisan group of her colleagues on the House’s mental health task force, today unveiled recommendations to make significant improvements to Michigan’s broken mental health system. As a member of the bipartisan House C.A.R.E.S. Task Force, Rendon spent five months taking part in public meetings and site visits across Michigan,…