Wentworth tapped to lead new House special committee

Temporary panel to be centered on auto insurance reform State Rep. Jason Wentworth today was appointed by Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield to chair a new committee specifically tasked with crafting a lasting solution to the state’s highest-in-the-nation car insurance premiums – offering affordability for all Michigan drivers. The temporary House special committee will…

Historic 100th Michigan Legislature can deliver historic car insurance reform

By state Rep. Jason Wentworth of Clare As the automotive capital of the world, there’s simply no excuse for having the highest average car insurance premiums in the nation. After decades of climbing costs caused by Michigan’s failed no-fault car insurance system, drivers across the state are not only demanding reforms, they deserve them. For…

Wentworth’s plan protects due process rights of Michigan citizens

Conviction would be required before civil asset forfeiture is initiated State Rep. Jason Wentworth today introduced a plan reforming Michigan’s civil asset forfeiture process to protect the due process rights of residents. Wentworth, of Clare, said the current civil asset forfeiture process violates the civil liberties of Michigan residents by giving law enforcement agencies the…

Rep. Wentworth plan protecting commemorative signage signed into law

Law promotes and protects honoring those killed in the line of duty A new law from state Rep. Jason Wentworth ensures businesses are not prohibited from displaying signs or flags commemorating military heroes, police officers, firefighters and first responders who were killed in the line of duty. House Bill 6063, which became Public Act 506…

Wentworth measure to jumpstart job creation in small towns becomes law

Representative’s plan to boost rural economy signed by governor State Rep. Jason Wentworth’s plan to help small businesses in rural areas of Michigan has been signed into law. Wentworth, of Clare, said the Rural Jobs Act aims to give small job creators in counties with populations of 225,000 or less additional access to investments, creating…

Rep. Wentworth: Michigan schools will become safer with new state laws

A comprehensive plan to make Michigan schools safer has been signed into state law, including a measure from Rep. Jason Wentworth establishing a statewide commission to review and help upgrade building security. The bipartisan plan also enhances law enforcement training, establishes reporting procedures for incidents in schools, and makes the OK2SAY school safety program permanent….

Rep. Wentworth’s plan ensures veterans access to benefits

Lawmaker’s measure heads to governor’s desk The Michigan House today provided final legislative approval to a plan introduced by state Rep. Jason Wentworth clarifying which entities are eligible to receive county grant funding for veterans services. Wentworth’s measure, House Bill 6403, revises current law to ensure all counties providing assistance to veterans that meet pre-approved…

Rep. Wentworth’s school safety plan one step away from becoming Michigan law

The Michigan House today gave final legislative approval to a comprehensive plan improving safety in schools, including a measure from Rep. Jason Wentworth establishing a statewide commission to review and help upgrade building security. The bipartisan plan also enhances law enforcement training, establishes reporting procedures for incidents in schools, and makes the OK2SAY school safety…

Michigan House hoists Rep. Wentworth’s flag measure with approval

State Rep. Jason Wentworth, of Clare, today addressed a passionate group of military veterans, first responders and families who have lost a loved one in the line of duty at the Capitol during a rally to support his plan encouraging businesses to show patriotism by honoring fallen heroes. At the “Let the Flags Fly” celebration,…

Rep. Wentworth votes to establish juvenile mental health courts

State Rep. Jason Wentworth today voted to support an innovative plan to create specialized juvenile mental health courts in Michigan. Wentworth, a member of the House CARES mental health task force, said mental health courts successfully help struggling people address their problems through court-based treatment programs, reducing recidivism in Michigan. “Unfortunately, mental health programs for…

Rep. Wentworth: Plan creates veteran career opportunities

Military members who were honorably discharged and are transitioning into civilian life are one step closer to being able to utilize the skills they’ve learned throughout their service to obtain gainful employment. The Michigan House today overwhelmingly approved a plan cosponsored by state Rep. Jason Wentworth, of Clare, creating a pilot program allowing highly trained,…

Rep. Wentworth elected to key House leadership position

State Rep. Jason Wentworth, of Clare, has been elected as speaker pro-tempore for the 2019-2020 legislative session of the Michigan House of Representatives. Wentworth will be second in line in leadership of the 110 members of the Michigan House of Representatives. “I am honored to be selected by my colleagues in the House to fill…

Rep. Wentworth’s plan to jumpstart rural economy gains House approval

Measure aims to boost job creation in small towns State Rep. Jason Wentworth’s plan to help small businesses in rural areas of Michigan was recently approved by the Michigan House with bipartisan support. Wentworth, of Clare, said the Rural Jobs Act aims to give small job creators in counties with populations of 200,000 or less…

Rep. Wentworth: It’s not the flag, it’s the story behind it

State Rep. Jason Wentworth, of Clare, today testified before the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee in support of his plan encouraging businesses to show patriotism by honoring fallen heroes. Under Wentworth’s proposal, businesses would not be prevented or prohibited by an ordinance from displaying signs or flags commemorating military heroes, police officers, firefighters and…