Bellino, colleagues reveal ‘Action Plan’ for 2017-18

Representative pleased to see focus on decreasing auto insurance rates State Rep. Joe Bellino, of Monroe, joined his colleagues today for a press conference outlining key principles and priorities that will guide the House over the next two years. Bellino said he’s pleased with the 2017-18 House Republican Action Plan, which focuses on making Michigan…

Rep. VanSingel joins lawmakers in unveiling plan to move Michigan forward

State Rep. Scott VanSingel of Grant joined fellow lawmakers today at the Capitol to unveil the 2017-2018 House Republican Action Plan, which is the guiding document for the upcoming legislative session. “The Action Plan outlines the demand to strengthen agriculture and protect our natural resources so that we can ensure the second largest part of…

Rep. Reilly: Action Plan is a commitment to our state’s long-term financial health

State Representative John Reilly of Oakland Township joined fellow lawmakers today at the Capitol to unveil the 2017-2018 House Republican Action Plan, which is the guiding document for the upcoming legislative session. Reilly served on the Policy Development Committee and had a significant role in determining what issues would be outlined in the Action Plan….

Rep. Lower: Farms are key to our region and state’s future

State Rep. Jim Lower, of Cedar Lake, stood with his fellow Republican representatives at the Capitol today as the 2017-18 House Action Plan was announced during a news conference. While Lower saw several areas that will serve as the best way forward for all of Michigan, he also recognized what works best for Montcalm and…

Rep. Howell lauds Action Plan’s focus on skilled-trades education

State Rep. Gary Howell today joined his House colleagues in rolling out the 2017-18 House Republican Action Plan, which he says will be a blueprint for the future. Howell, of North Branch, said the Action Plan’s focus on skilled-trades training is something he has prioritized for years. As president of the Lapeer County Intermediate Board…

Rep. Farrington: House GOP Action Plan addresses key concerns

Skilled trades, veterans issues included in plan   State Rep. Diana Farrington today joined her House colleagues as the 2017-18 House Republican Action Plan was unveiled, setting priorities for the current legislative session. Farrington, of Utica, said she is especially pleased that the blueprint for the next two years addresses two key issues: veterans and…

Rep. Graves: Action Plan offers tax cut, skilled trades guidelines

State Rep. Joseph Graves, of Argentine Township, today said the new House Republican Action Plan sets forth achievable goals that focus on cutting Michigan families’ tax burden and boosting skilled-trades education. Graves said the main emphasis should be on reducing and eventually eliminating Michigan’s income tax, which is the target of legislation in both the…

House Republicans announce Action Plan for 2017-18 session

State Rep. Tim Kelly joined House Speaker Tom Leonard in announcing the 2017-18 Action Plan during a news conference today at the state Capitol. The Action Plan is a comprehensive outline that details key priorities for the current legislative session with the specific goal of making Michigan a better place to live, work and raise…

Rep. Webber’s bill increases campaign finance violations penalty

State Rep. Michael Webber has introduced legislation to improve government transparency by increasing the penalty for violating the Michigan Campaign Finance Act. Webber, of Rochester Hills, said the bill increases the fine for violating campaign finance laws from $1,000 to $3,000. He said the bill’s intent is to boost accountability by showing who is funding…

Rep. Lucido testifies on bill which will allow electronic proof of car registration

State Rep. Peter Lucido of Shelby Township testified before the House Insurance Committee today in support of his legislation to allow for electronic proof of registration. If approved, his bill would allow vehicle drivers to share either paper or electronic proof of annual registration from the Michigan Secretary of State during interactions with law enforcement…

Bizon, Jones introduce bills to create African-American Affairs Commission

State Rep. Dr. John Bizon and state Sen. Rick Jones have introduced legislation to establish an African-American Affairs Commission in Michigan. “It’s important for the state to take into consideration the entirety of our population,” said Bizon, of Battle Creek. “This commission will address specifically the needs of our African-American community, making sure they are…