Rep. Griffin co-sponsors legislation requiring balanced budget by July 1

Legislators would forfeit pay after missed deadline State Rep. Beth Griffin of Mattawan co-sponsored legislation introduced Wednesday to require the Michigan Legislature to present a balanced budget to the governor by July 1 each year. The joint resolution proposes amending the Michigan Constitution to establish the July 1 deadline and ensure lawmakers adhere to it….

Rep. Tedder recognizes local scholarship semifinalists

Rep. Jim Tedder today congratulated two local National Merit Scholarship semifinalists, Max Anderson and Andrew Dimmer from Clarkston High School. “I’m honored to recognize the impressive academic achievements of two young men in my district,” Rep. Tedder said. “Both Max and Andrew should be very proud of this incredible accomplishment.” The National Merit Scholarship Program…

Rep. Noble co-sponsors legislation requiring balanced budget by July 1

Legislators would forfeit pay after missed deadline State Rep. Jeff Noble of Plymouth Township co-sponsored legislation introduced Wednesday to require the Michigan Legislature to present a balanced budget to the governor by July 1 each year. The joint resolution proposes amending the Michigan Constitution to establish the July 1 deadline and ensure legislators adhere to…

Rep. Lucido introduces bill to help children support aging parents

State Rep. Peter Lucido this week introduced a bill allowing a Michigan income tax exemption for adult children who help financially support their aging parents. The bill would allow Michigan taxpayers to claim an exemption if they provide more than half of the support for a parent who is not eligible for Medicaid and can’t…

Rep. Barrett backs measure requiring state budget by July 1

Early spending blueprint helps local governments, schools plan   State Rep. Tom Barrett today said he has signed on in support of a House resolution requiring the Michigan Legislature to present a balanced budget to the governor by July 1. Barrett, of Potterville, said House Joint Resolution X amends the Michigan Constitution to set the…

Rep. VanderWall votes to modernize disability windshield placard

The Michigan House of Representatives today approved legislation supported by state Rep. Curt VanderWall updating the application process for a windshield disability placard. Michigan statute currently requires that a disability windshield placard display the first letter and the last three digits of a person’s driver’s license number, or the first letter and the last four…

Rep. Kahle introduces bill to fight tax-related identity theft, fraud

State Rep. Bronna Kahle today announced legislation to fight tax-related fraud and identity theft by requiring employers to file their employees’ W2 forms with the state one month earlier than under current Michigan law. Moving up the date will get vital information to the state more quickly, helping investigators crack down on fraudulent returns filed…

House approves Rep. Rendon bill to streamline process for disability windshield placard

The Michigan House today approved legislation authored by state Rep. Daire Rendon to streamline the application process for windshield disability placards. Michigan statute currently requires that a disability windshield placard display the first letter and the last three digits of the disabled person’s driver license number or the first letter and the last four digits…

Rep. Howrylak partners with students on State Pet proposal

Rep. Howrylak introduces legislation to make shelter animals Michigan’s state pet State Representative Martin Howrylak of Troy introduced HB 5069, which would declare shelter animals as the official State Pet for the state of Michigan. Each year, over 7 million companion animals enter shelters in the United States and approximately 2.7 million of the animals…

Rep. Bellino co-sponsors legislation requiring balanced budget by July 1

Legislators would forfeit pay after missed deadline State Rep. Joe Bellino co-sponsored legislation introduced Wednesday to require the Michigan Legislature to present a balanced budget to the governor by July 1 each year. The joint resolution proposes amending the Michigan Constitution to establish the July 1 deadline and ensure lawmakers adhere to it. Should the…

Rep. Bellino hosts local office hours

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe will host office hours on Monday, Oct. 23 to meet with residents of Monroe and Wayne counties. “Since taking office, I have held nearly 30 separate office hour sessions throughout our communities,” Rep. Bellino said. “I look forward to continuing to follow through on my commitment to remain accessible…