Rep. Yaroch to host tele-town hall update

State Rep. Jeff Yaroch invites residents to join him for a tele-town hall meeting on Tuesday, May 19 at 6 p.m. to discuss the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, upcoming changes to the state’s car insurance system, and any other issues of concern. “Though the coronavirus pandemic has interfered with my normal listening tour,…

Rep. Yaroch: Protecting our citizens, while protecting our Constitution

Rep. Jeff Yaroch today joined his legislative colleagues in Lansing to extend Michigan’s coronavirus-forced state of emergency and the Governor’s related powers through the end of April. Gov. Whitmer had requested an immediate extension into mid-June. But Yaroch, of Richmond, said it would be wiser to extend the emergency status incrementally while we assess and…

Rep. Yaroch works with LARA to clarify a medical directive on hydroxychloroquine

State Rep. Jeff Yaroch, of Richmond, on Monday led a bipartisan conference call including the chairs of the House Appropriations subcommittee and state regulators with the intent of eliminating confusion over distribution of a drug that could be used to treat COVID-19. A March 24 letter sent from LARA to licensed prescribers and dispensers addressed…

Rep. Yaroch to hold tele-town hall on auto insurance

State Rep. Jeff Yaroch invites residents to join him for a tele-town hall meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 19 to learn about and discuss the upcoming changes to the state’s car insurance system. Joining Rep. Yaroch as a special guest will be Rep. Jason Wentworth of Clare, who serves as chair of the House Select Committee…

Rep. Yaroch joined by Richmond business owner for State of the State address

State Rep. Jeff Yaroch of Richmond was joined by Len Konwinski, Richmond Lions Club member, Marine Corps veteran, and co-owner of Wild Lotus Yoga Studio in Richmond for Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s annual State of the State address on Wednesday. Mr. Konwinski is a lifelong Michigan resident who has committed himself to the betterment of his…

Rep. Yaroch: Putting aside partisan politics to reverse state budget cuts

Rep. Jeff Yaroch of Richmond supported a bipartisan resolution to the budget impasse affecting essential state government services. The plan – reinstating support for public safety, health care, education and other services – was passed and sent to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. It restores funding to many of the line items Whitmer vetoed when she signed…

Rep. Yaroch: Government did not shut down, but Governor rejects funding for public safety, roads, clean water, and our most vulnerable citizens

Rep. Yaroch today said he is disappointed by Gov. Whitmer’s decision to veto parts of the Legislature’s budget for additional funding for public safety, roads, clean water, and our most vulnerable citizens. “I am proud to say that Lansing passed a budget without shutting down the government, but it is disappointing that our governor cut…

Rep. Yaroch: State budget invests more in students, roads without raising taxes

Rep. Jeff Yaroch voted in favor of a new Michigan state budget investing more in education, roads and other essential services – without a tax increase. Yaroch’s votes came as the Legislature completed its work on a new state budget for the fiscal year starting Oct. 1. Last week, Yaroch helped approve substantially increased investment…

Rep. Yaroch: Time to fix the retirement tax to be fair to retirees

State Rep. Jeff Yaroch recently introduced legislation to bring fairness to Michigan retirees who were blindsided by the state’s new pension tax. Yaroch’s plan would exempt retirees from the pension income tax if they began collecting their pension benefits prior to January 1, 2012, the effective date of the new retirement tax. “Deciding when to…