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…

Rep. Yaroch hosts local first responder for Sept. 11 ceremony

State Rep. Jeff Yaroch of Richmond hosted Macomb Township firefighter Joseph Warne and his wife Kristie, on Wednesday for the Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the State Capitol. Earlier this year, firefighter Warne walked across the state in his firefighting gear to support firefighters who are battling cancer. The observance memorializes Michigan first responders and…

Rep. Yaroch plan to protect families and firefighters from PFAS advances

A plan sponsored by State Rep. Jeff Yaroch to protect firefighters and communities from the risks associated with certain kinds of firefighting foam was approved by the House Committee on Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation. Yaroch’s two-bill proposal would prohibit the use of firefighting foam containing PFAS for training exercises and would require firefighters to…

Rep. Yaroch, House approve bipartisan solution to lower car insurance rates

State Rep. Jeff Yaroch today joined his colleagues in approving a bipartisan plan to significantly lower car insurance rates for drivers across the state. The House overwhelmingly voted to approve legislation to bring lower rates by giving drivers more choice on personal injury protection coverage, reining in medical costs for car accident victims, and combating…

Rep. Yaroch votes to reform car insurance for Michigan drivers

State Rep. Jeff Yaroch today voted to approve a landmark plan to fix Michigan’s broken car insurance system and reduce rates for drivers all across the state. Yaroch said the plan offers drivers personal injury coverage options, reins in medical costs and fights fraud – reforms designed to end Michigan’s long-standing tenure as the state…

Rep. Yaroch calls for clarity on federal marijuana policy

Legislator: Recent hearing informative, Feds must stop sending mixed signals PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Jeff Yaroch, chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) and the Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS), recently heard testimony on marijuana regulation in Michigan. “The people of Michigan had their say…

Rep. Yaroch: MCCA fee increase proves need for car insurance reform

The Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) would be subject to greater transparency and drivers would have more choice in their car insurance policies under plans reintroduced by state Rep. Jeff Yaroch of Richmond. Yaroch’s plan is even more urgent given the MCCA’s announcement this week it is again raising its annual fee related to the…