Rep. Howrylak: Time is now for Michigan to employ a state-run bank

State Rep. Martin Howrylak, of Troy, today formally introduced a bipartisan package of bills that would create and maintain a state bank. The bank would be authorized to engage in limited banking activities, including the facilitation of loans to eligible groups, municipalities and those who qualify for business-related subsidies. “This is a fiscally responsible solution…

Rep. Cole leads joint panel discussion on Michigan’s trucking industry

Legislators learn about federal regulations, electronic logging devices House Transportation Chairman State Rep. Triston Cole today took part in leading a joint committee meeting alongside Senate Transportation Chairman Sen. Tom Casperson with the Senate Transportation Committee to discuss the impact of federal regulations. Testimony and discussion revolved around the electronic logging device federal mandate and…

Rendon votes to override governor’s veto of tax relief

State Rep. Daire Rendon Wednesday voted to accelerate sales tax relief for Michigan families buying motor vehicles by overriding a gubernatorial veto with her House colleagues. The House vote means additional tax relief for people buying cars, trucks and SUVs with a trade-in. Current law calls for phasing in planned sales and use tax deductions…

Rep. Lucido provides vehicle for medical marijuana proceeds through state-run bank

State Rep. Peter Lucido, of Shelby Township, today introduced bipartisan legislation authorizing the creation and maintenance of a state-run bank. Lucido said the proposal helps solve issues created by the legalization of medical marijuana and funds originating from its sales. “Before I got to Lansing, the people of Michigan voted to allow the use of…

Rep. Miller pleased to see continued local investment

Lawmaker praises local jobs and investments State Rep. Aaron Miller of Sturgis today announced the Michigan Strategic Fund has awarded a grant to the city of Three Rivers for the preservation of historic downtown buildings. The $365,788 Community Development Block Grant will provide funds for blight elimination and historic preservation needed for the proposed Landmark…

Rep. Hoitenga bill establishes option for lifetime concealed pistol license

State Rep. Michele Hoitenga this week introduced legislation offering Michigan residents who can legally own a gun the option to obtain a concealed pistol license with no expiration date. Hoitenga, of Manton, said Michigan needs to remove hurdles for law-abiding citizens who want to exercise their Second Amendment rights. “The state and federal constitutions give…

Rep. Lauwers applauds work of House mental health task force

Legislator optimistic about changes on the horizon State Rep. Dan Lauwers, House Majority Leader, said today he looks forward to the many legislative changes that will come as a result of the House’s mental health task force report, which was unveiled Wednesday and included recommendations to make significant improvements to Michigan’s broken mental health system….

Rep. Leutheuser veto override vote provides tax relief for Michigan residents

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser on Wednesday voted to accelerate tax relief for Michigan families purchasing motor vehicles, joining House colleagues to override a gubernatorial veto and enact legislation that had previously passed both chambers. The House vote means additional tax relief for people buying cars, trucks and SUVs with a trade-in. Current law, approved in…

Rep. Allor: Overriding veto will bring faster tax relief to families

Representative says move will help boost economy   State Rep. Sue Allor on Wednesday joined her House colleagues in a historic override of a gubernatorial veto to speed up tax relief for Michigan families buying motor vehicles. The vote will bring tax relief to people buying vehicles with a trade-in. Current law calls for phasing…

Frederick lauds veto override bringing vehicle sales tax relief to Michigan families

Legislation accelerates trade-in reforms adopted in 2013 State Rep. Ben Frederick voted Wednesday to accelerate sales tax relief for Michigan families buying motor vehicles by overriding a gubernatorial veto with his House colleagues. The House vote means additional tax relief for people buying cars, trucks and SUVs with a trade-in. Current law calls for phasing…

Rep. Glenn applauds work of House mental health task force

State Rep. Gary Glenn today said he looks forward to the many legislative changes that will come as a result of the House’s mental health task force report, which was unveiled today and included recommendations to make significant improvements to Michigan’s broken mental health system. The bipartisan task force spent five months taking part in…

Rep. Iden applauds work of House mental health task force

Legislator optimistic about changes on the horizon State Rep. Brandt Iden today said he looks forward to the many legislative changes that will result from the House’s mental health task force report unveiled this week, which includes recommendations to make significant improvements to Michigan’s broken mental health system. The bipartisan task force spent five months…