Reps. Schroeder, Hall introduce plan to make Michigan child abuse investigations more effective and transparent

Reps. Andrea Schroeder and Matt Hall recently introduced a plan that will allow Michigan Children’s Ombudsman investigators to dedicate more resources to cases where child abuse is suspected while improving transparency and accountability. The legislation is sparked in part by an April 2019 audit which found the Children’s Ombudsman office was not investigating a large…

Rep. Schroeder: Michigan House votes to restore vetoed funding for Alzheimer’s and autism support, public safety

Rep. Andrea Schroeder and the Michigan House today approved measures to reverse many of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s budget vetoes – a key step in the effort to restore funding for seniors with Alzheimer’s, children with autism, law enforcement, and other vital initiatives. Whitmer vetoed nearly $1 billion in Legislature-approved funding when she signed the budget…

Rep. Schroeder announces December office hours

State Rep. Andrea Schroeder invites residents to her in-district office hours on Monday, Dec. 2 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at The Coffee Bucket, 3549 Airport Road in Waterford. “Your input is truly valued and it helps me to better serve our community,” Rep. Schroeder said. “I look forward to listening to your thoughts and…

Michigan House unanimously approves Rep. Schroeder’s plan protecting local emergency service providers from surprise fees

The Michigan House today unanimously approved Rep. Andrea Schroeder’s proposal to protect local emergency response providers from unexpected fees assessed by the state – a plan inspired by retired Waterford Township fire chief John Lyman. Lyman, who served the Waterford community for more than three decades before retiring this summer, contacted Schroeder after appealing a…

VIDEO: Chief John Lyman’s Testimony on HB 4830

The Michigan House Appropriations Committee recently approved Rep. Andrea Schroeder’s proposal to protect local emergency response providers from unexpected fees assessed by the state. Schroeder appeared before the committee with retired Waterford Township fire chief John Lyman, who brought the important issue to Schroeder’s attention. Lyman – who served the Waterford community for 33 years…

Rep. Schroeder to give legislative update during upcoming tele-town hall

State Rep. Andrea Schroeder of Independence Township invites residents to join her for a tele-town hall meeting on Thursday, Nov. 7 for a legislative update. Rep. Schroeder will be highlighting some of her legislative priorities as well as answering any questions constituents may have about policies being discussed by the Legislature. “As a public servant,…

Rep. Schroeder, former Waterford Township fire chief partner on plan protecting emergency services

The Michigan House Appropriations Committee this week approved Rep. Andrea Schroeder’s proposal to protect local emergency response providers from unexpected fees assessed by the state. Schroeder appeared before the committee with retired Waterford Township fire chief John Lyman, who brought the important issue to Schroeder’s attention. Lyman – who served the Waterford community for 33…

Rep. Schroeder announces November office hours

State Rep. Andrea Schroeder invites residents to her in-district office hours on Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Clarkston Independence District Library, 6495 Clarkston Road in Clarkston. “I look forward to meeting local residents in the evening to discuss ways in which I can help make our community better,” Rep. Schroeder…

Rep. Schroeder testifies on plan to benefit electric vehicle drivers, Michigan auto industry

PHOTO INFORMATION: Rep. Andrea Schroeder of Independence Township testified today on her plan to make electric vehicle charging stations more prevalent and accessible in Michigan. Her proposal would make offering charging stations more financially plausible for retailers, improving access for drivers. Her measure also includes several important consumer protections. “We have an opportunity to set…

Rep. Schroeder invites Clarkston alumni to state Capitol

State Rep. Andrea Schroeder of Independence Township welcomed Sean Mueller to the state Capitol on Wednesday. The Clarkston High School alumni job-shadowed her during the day after expressing interest in learning more about the legislative process. Sean attended meetings in the lawmaker’s office, attended a lunch-and-learn with constituents and advocacy groups, and sat with Rep….

VIDEO: Schroeder cites rising debt among students, offers resolution to declare October ‘Get Smart About Credit Month’

This year, October is “Get Smart About Credit Month” in Michigan, thanks to a resolution introduced by state Rep. Andrea Schroeder, of Independence Township. Schroeder said that all Michiganders can benefit from better credit literacy, but this is an issue that affects young adults, in particular. “Total U.S. student debt topped $1.5 trillion last year,”…

Rep. Schroeder leads plan to halt Governor’s cuts to Alzheimer’s care

State Rep. Andrea Schroeder today introduced a proposal that would restore funding for a pilot program to boost care for Alzheimer’s patients and their families in 10 Michigan counties—including Oakland. This program was stripped from the state budget through line-item veto by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. When signing budget bills for the fiscal year beginning Oct….