House approves Rep. Reilly bill to end education reporting mandate

The state House today approved legislation sponsored by state Rep. John Reilly to prevent non-public school students, including families who homeschool their children, from being required to submit Educational Development Plans (EDPs). Public school districts commonly have non-traditional students participate in non-core courses. However, the state Department of Education sought to require these students and…

Bills would give legislature, not bureaucrats, direct say in vaccine requirements

State Reps. Steve Johnson and John Reilly today introduced legislation that would require new mandated vaccine guidelines to be approved by a vote of the state legislature. “As chair of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, I often see state departments proposing rules that attempt to go beyond the scope of what the legislature originally…

Committee approves Rep. Reilly bill to end mandate on education plan

The House Education Reform Committee today unanimously approved legislation sponsored by state Rep. John Reilly to prevent homeschool and non-public school students who participate in courses at public school districts from being required to submit Educational Development Plans (EDPs). EDPs are academic and career plans mandated by the Michigan Department of Education, requiring students as…

Rep. Reilly recognizes local scholarship semifinalist

Rep. John Reilly today congratulated local National Merit Scholarship semifinalist Michaela Collins from Lake Orion High School. “Michaela should be very proud of this incredible accomplishment,” Rep. Reilly said. “It’s an honor to represent such a talented student in my district.” The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships among…

Reps. Reilly, Runestad: Public deserves more information about MEGA credits

State Reps. John Reilly and Jim Runestad of Oakland County today introduced legislation that would open Michigan Economic Growth Authority tax credits to more public scrutiny. Reilly’s bill would permit certain disclosures of MEGA tax credits through Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act. Runestad’s bill would require the governor’s annual budget message to the Legislature to…

Rep. Reilly to meet with residents in Lake Orion

State Rep. John Reilly of Oakland will host an office hour event on Monday, Oct. 30 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Conference Room B of the Orion Township Public Library located at 825 Joslyn Road in Lake Orion. “I always look forward to meeting residents and discussing important issues,” Rep. Reilly said. “Connecting with…

Rep. Reilly: Affordable Energy Caucus adopts guiding principles

State Rep. John Reilly, R-Oakland, today announced the Michigan House’s Affordable Energy Caucus has adopted a set of seven guiding principles and added a new member. The bipartisan caucus formed this summer is dedicated to lowering energy costs in Michigan and reviews legislation with that goal. Reilly – who chairs the caucus – announced that…

Rep. Reilly recognizes Michigan State Fair scholarship winner

State Rep. John Reilly of Oakland today welcomed a recipient of the Michigan State Fair Urban and Rural Scholarship at the House of Representatives. Oxford resident Sarah Liford was among the 60 scholarship winners recognized on the House floor. “I’m very excited to honor Sarah at our state Capitol today,” Rep. Reilly said. “We have…

Rep. Reilly to host office hour in Lake Orion

State Rep. John Reilly of Oakland will host an open office hour on Monday, Sept. 25 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Orion Township Library James Ingram Room located at 825 Joslyn Road in Lake Orion. “Hosting regular office hours is a very important aspect of my job as a state legislator,” Rep. Reilly…

Rep. Reilly to chair Affordable Energy Caucus in Michigan House

Rep. John Reilly, R-Oakland, has been elected chair of a newly formed caucus in the Michigan House of Representatives aimed at lowering energy costs. Rep. Rose Mary Robinson, D-Detroit, will serve as vice chair of the Affordable Energy Caucus. The caucus also includes Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Williams Township, chair of the House Energy Policy Committee,…

Rep. Reilly welcomes residents to office hours in Lake Orion

State Rep. John Reilly of Oakland Township will host open office hours on Monday, Aug. 14 at the Orion Township Public Library, 825 Joslyn Road in Lake Orion from 6 to 7 p.m. “Hosting regular office hours is a top priority of mine,” Rep. Reilly said. “I look forward to listening and finding out what…

Rep. Reilly, colleagues’ legislation ensures tax-funded educational aid supports law-abiding Michiganders

Bills establishing, reinforcing protections to legal residents needed   State Rep. John Reilly and colleagues today introduced an 11-bill legislative package to ensure that various taxpayer-funded scholarships and housing subsidies are available only to U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents. Reilly, of Oakland Township, said that this protection is not only needed for programs that…

Rep. Reilly shares complete voting record

State Rep. John Reilly of Oakland Township is offering a measurable track record of results by posting each of his votes on a single web page along with an explanation for each vote. This is a unique effort among state legislators. While all votes are public, few take the time to assemble all their votes…

Rep. Reilly urges Senate to take action on ‘right to carry’ legislation

State Rep. John Reilly, of Oakland Township, today announced he has sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof imploring him to work with his colleagues to pass legislation to restore and expand the rights of law-abiding citizens to be armed and protected. The four-bill legislative package passed by the House earlier this month…