Yaroch pushes for fireworks safety measures

State Rep. Jeff Yaroch, of Richmond, introduced a pair of bipartisan proposals that would bring much-needed reforms to address ongoing safety concerns within Michigan’s current fireworks laws. Yaroch said his office has received complaints from constituents about people lighting off fireworks too close to structures. Yaroch’s first measure, House Bill 5004, would make it illegal…

Rep. Yaroch reviews COVID-19 impact on nursing homes during subcommittee hearing

Last week, State Rep. Jeff Yaroch dug into a controversial state policy which places people who have tested positive for COVID-19 into nursing homes and long-term care facilities with healthy residents, saying the people of Michigan deserve to see the science behind this questionable policy. Yaroch chairs a House Appropriations subcommittee devoted to the Department…

Rep. Yaroch to host tele-town hall update

State Rep. Jeff Yaroch invites residents to join him for a tele-town hall meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23 to provide a legislative update and speak with residents about concerns they may have.“My goal is to keep you informed and remain accessible to you despite being unable to host my regular listening tour,”…

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…