Rep. Wentworth: Michigan House receives bipartisan criminal justice reform report

State Rep. Jason Wentworth said Michigan took a key step toward becoming a national leader in criminal justice reform this week as the Legislature received a report from the bipartisan Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration. House Speaker Pro Tem Wentworth, Speaker Lee Chatfield and other state and county leaders announced the creation…

Rep. Wentworth votes to end budget impasse, reverse governor’s cuts

State Rep. Jason Wentworth this week voted to reverse the governor’s cuts to initiatives helping the state’s most vulnerable residents – ending a budget impasse. Wentworth, of Clare, also voted to approve reforms to ensure no governor will be able to circumvent the legislative process and abuse the State Administrative Board again. The plan provides…

Rep. Wentworth invites residents to December office hours

Rep. Wentworth of Farwell announced his December office hours for residents of the 97th District. “Over the past year, I had the pleasure of hosting numerous office hours.” Rep. Wentworth said. “Hearing from my constituents is one of my favorite parts of this job. I look forward to discussing legislative priorities for the new year.”…

Chairman Wentworth responds to MCCA rate reduction

State Rep. Jason Wentworth, chair of the House Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates, today issued the following statement regarding the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) lowering the annual per-vehicle assessment by 55 percent beginning July 2020: “This is the first real, clear indication of how substantial the no-fault car insurance reforms we approved…

Rep. Wentworth: Record school funding signifies commitment to quality education

State Rep. Jason Wentworth, of Clare, today voted in support of the Legislature’s school aid budget, which includes the largest ever investment for Michigan students in the state’s history. The budget provides a total of $15.2 billion for K-12 schools. Under the plan, per-pupil funding would increase for every student in Michigan by $120 to…

Rep. Wentworth named Legislator of the Year by Michigan organization

State Rep. Jason Wentworth, of Clare, this week was honored as Legislator of the Year Award among state representatives and senators by the Small Business Association of Michigan. “I am honored and humbled to be recognized by the Small Business Association of Michigan for Legislator of the Year,” said Wentworth, of Clare. “We share many…

Rep. Wentworth: House budget plan respects Michigan taxpayers

  Investments in top priorities accomplished without tax increases State Rep. Jason Wentworth last week supported record funding for road repairs and schools without raising taxes for Michigan residents. “We should be making state government better – not bigger,” said Wentworth, of Clare. “Michigan taxpayers demand a state government that respects their hard-earned money while…

Rep. Wentworth invites residents to June office hours

Rep. Wentworth of Farwell announced his June office hours for residents of the 97th district. “We have been working on a lot of great things in Lansing,” Rep. Wentworth said. “I look forward to discussing the issues we have been working on and hearing about the things we need to address.” Rep. Wentworth’s office hour…

Chair Wentworth provides statement after historic no-fault reform signed into law

State Rep. Jason Wentworth, chair of the House Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates, today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signing historic no-fault car insurance reform: “Back in January, my mission when pursuing landmark no-fault reform was for the historic 100th Legislature to come together in a bipartisan fashion,…

Chair Wentworth leads House vote to make car insurance more affordable in Michigan

House approves landmark legislation after decades of gridlock State Rep. Jason Wentworth of Clare – who leads the special House committee tasked with lowering car insurance rates in Michigan – this week joined colleagues in approving a historic plan to provide rate relief for drivers across the state. The House-approved plan lowers rates by giving…

Wentworth: New law safeguards due process rights of all Michigan residents

Conviction will soon be required before civil asset forfeiture is initiated A civil asset forfeiture reform plan spearheaded by state Rep. Jason Wentworth was signed into law today, strengthening the due process rights of all Michigan residents. Prior to these reforms, Wentworth said law enforcement agencies throughout Michigan could take and keep property from individuals…

Chairman Wentworth responds to Senate car insurance plan

State Rep. Jason Wentworth, chair of the House Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates, today issued the following statement in response to the Michigan Senate approving no-fault car insurance reform: “I appreciate our partners in the Senate making progress toward fixing our state’s broken no-fault car insurance system. The Michigan House shares this priority,…

Rep. Wentworth announces school safety grant

State Rep. Jason Wentworth of Farwell announced today that Farwell Area Schools will receive over $102,000 and Beaverton Rural Schools will receive over $88,000 to bolster safety in each school as part of the Competitive School Safety Grant Program. “The greatest resources we have are our children and young people,” Wentworth said.  “We must continue…