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,…

Rep. Pagel joins call for better state mental health services

State Rep. Dave Pagel, of Oronoko Township, today joined his fellow legislators in supporting the findings of the House C.A.R.E.S. Task Force Report to improve specialized mental health, veteran and substance abuse services across Michigan. “This is an opportunity to address an issue that touches virtually every person across our state,” said Pagel, who served…

Rep. Kelly votes to approve tax relief for car buyers

State Rep. Tim Kelly today voted to accelerate sales tax relief for Michigan citizens buying motor vehicles by overriding a gubernatorial veto with his House colleagues. The House vote means money will go back to for people buying cars, trucks and SUVs with a trade-in. Current law calls for phasing-in planned sales and use tax…

Theis: Overriding veto will provide sales tax relief for Michigan families

State Rep. Lana Theis 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 law calls for phasing in planned sales and use tax deductions…

Rep. Noble votes to provide tax relief to residents through vehicle sales

State Rep. Jeff Noble 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…

Rep. Glenn: More action needed on DTE Energy shutoffs

Rep. Gary Glenn (R-Williams Township) said he will consider revisions to proposed legislation after hearing complaints about sudden and improper power shutoffs from DTE utility customers. “With recent record cold temperatures and the Michigan Public Service Commission asking for a report on how DTE goes about deciding to shut off power to customers, it is…

Rep. Marino supports findings from House C.A.R.E.S. report

State Rep. Steve Marino (R-Harrison Township), today joined his fellow legislators in supporting the House C.A.R.E.S. Task Force Report to improve specialized mental health and substance abuse services across Michigan. “This report addresses many issues that affect us in Macomb County,” said Marino. “I’m pleased that this report emphasizes the need for better resources and…

Rep. Lucido agrees with findings of House C.A.R.E.S. report

State Rep. Peter Lucido today joined his fellow legislators in supporting the findings of the House C.A.R.E.S. Task Force Report to improve specialized veteran, substance abuse and mental health services in Macomb County. “Problems associated to mental health have been swept under the rug in Michigan for too long,” said Lucido, of Shelby Township. “As…

Rep. Kesto announces House C.A.R.E.S. Task Force report

State Rep. Klint Kesto, co-chair of the House C.A.R.E.S. Task Force, today announced the panel’s findings to serve as a guide to improve specialized veteran, substance abuse and mental health services in Oakland County and across Michigan. Kesto, who also chairs the House Law and Justice Committee, said the recommendations will improve care in Michigan’s…

Michigan House reports findings from mental health task force

Speaker: Fixing mental health system is a top priority in 2018 House Speaker Tom Leonard, alongside a bipartisan group of state representatives, today unveiled recommendations to make significant improvements to Michigan’s broken mental health system. From July to October, the bipartisan House C.A.R.E.S. Task Force, co-chaired by state Reps. Hank Vaupel and Klint Kesto, held…

Rep. LaFave seeks better mental health services for U.P. residents

State Rep. Beau LaFave today joined his fellow legislators in supporting the findings of the House C.A.R.E.S. Task Force Report to improve specialized mental health, veteran and substance abuse services across Michigan. “Upper Peninsula residents know firsthand the limitations of mental health programs, so I’m pleased to see this report focus on the need for…