Rep. Reilly testifies on bill to prevent bridge card abuse

State Rep. John Reilly this week testified before the Michigan House Families, Children, and Seniors Committee in support of his legislation to prevent cash assistance from being used to purchase alcohol and drugs, or for other inappropriate purposes. The bill also prevents cash from being withdrawn from an ATM or point-of-sale device at a store….

Reps. Tedder and Reilly announce joint office hours

State Reps. Jim Tedder and John Reilly will host joint office hours in Clarkston and Orion Township during March. “I’m looking forward to addressing questions and concerns with Rep. Reilly at our joint office hours,” Rep. Tedder said. “Residents interested in discussing legislative matters or have questions related to state government are encouraged to stop…

Reps. Reilly and Webber to present joint legislative update

State Reps. John Reilly and Michael Webber will present a joint legislative update to local residents on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Oakland Township Hall located at 4393 Collins Road in Rochester. The presentation will take place during the Oakland Township Board of Trustees meeting that evening. Information on legislation regarding auto…

Rep. Reilly: Punitive driver responsibility fees must end

Legislator says enactment in 2003 was quick budget fix   State Rep. John Reilly today voted for a legislative package to eliminate driver responsibility fees on Oct. 1, forgive outstanding debt related to the fees and waive a reinstatement fee for people trying to get back behind the wheel. Reilly, of Oakland County, said a…

Rep. Reilly: New legislation prevents bridge card abuse

State Rep. John Reilly of Oakland today introduced legislation to prevent cash assistance from being used to purchase alcohol and drugs, or for other inappropriate purposes. Cash could not be withdrawn from an ATM or point of sale device at a store under Reilly’s bill.  “It’s tremendously irresponsible for the state to give away tax…

Reilly measure to expand oversight of state universities

State Rep. John Reilly of Oakland today introduced a measure creating an Office of Higher Education Ombudsman within the state Legislative Council. The office would have power to review documents from state universities relevant to an investigation into complaints of civil liberties violations, sexual assault, or other unlawful activities. Reilly argued that recent revelations of…

Reilly votes to override governor’s veto of tax relief

State Rep. John Reilly Wednesday 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. Reilly testifies for less state testing in schools

State Rep. John Reilly today spoke before the House Education Reform Committee on his legislation to discontinue the state Department of Education’s requirement that all school districts offer the American College Testing (ACT) WorkKeys assessment. WorkKeys is a job skills test taken by students in the last two years of high school. “It’s unbelievable how…

Local residents can meet with Rep. Reilly on Jan. 15

State Rep. John Reilly invites residents to join him for local office hours in Oxford and Orion Township on Monday, Jan. 15. “I always look forward to connecting with members of the community at my monthly office hours,” Rep. Reilly said. “Meeting residents of the 46th District and discussing important issues is one of the…

Rep. Reilly ranked among ‘Most Conservative’ House members

State Rep. John Reilly was recently ranked as the third ‘Most Conservative’ legislator in the state House by the Michigan Independent Research Service (MIRS). The announcement follows a year of perfect attendance by Rep. Reilly, where he has participated in all 512 roll call votes on the House floor. MIRS ‘Most Conservative’ designation was tabulated…

Rep. Reilly: Mandatory vaccination power needs to be in proper hands

State Rep. John Reilly, of Oakland, today testified in support of his legislation in front of the House Oversight Committee that requires new mandated vaccinations to be approved by a vote of the state Legislature. “Authority regarding mandatory vaccinations is a power that needs to be in the proper hands,” Reilly said. “Forcing medicine onto…