Rep. Alexander helps deliver tax relief to Michigan residents

Michigan House approves bills increasing personal exemptions State Rep. Julie Alexander of Hanover today voted to advance bills providing broad income tax relief to individuals and families in Michigan. The bills increase personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents on state income taxes, potentially saving families hundreds of dollars overall. “It is important we…

Rep. Alexander to host local office hours

State Rep. Julie Alexander announced her monthly in-district office hours, emphasizing the importance of representing the concerns of the community. “The insight I receive from residents is the most important tool I have when representing the Jackson area in Lansing,” Rep. Alexander said. “I encourage anyone with questions or ideas about their state government to…

Rep. Alexander’s proposal for abandoned cemetery funds signed into law by governor

A bill introduced by state Rep. Julie Alexander that returns money to its rightful owner as a result of abandoned cemetery lot deposits was recently signed by Gov. Rick Snyder. The bill allows county treasurers to transfer money to a local municipality’s general fund if cemetery lots and or depositors cannot be identified or located….

Rep. Alexander votes for sweeping tax relief for families and seniors

State Rep. Julie Alexander today voted to provide meaningful tax relief to Michigan families and senior citizens. Alexander, of Hanover, said the legislation approved by a bipartisan majority in the House increases personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents and allows additional tax credits for people age 62 and older. “I supported legislation to…

Rep. Alexander outlines priorities after State of the State address

State Rep. Julie Alexander, who today attended the State of the State address, said she has set her priorities for the current legislative session.             Alexander, of Hanover, said she believes the Legislature should focus on communities, education and an appreciation of freedom in the coming months. “We have made strides in providing more state…

Rep. Alexander votes for veto override to give families tax relief

Legislator says move will help boost economy   State Rep. Julie Alexander today voted to override a gubernatorial veto, a move that will provide sales tax relief for Michigan families buying motor vehicles and boost the economy across the state. The vote means tax relief for people buying vehicles with a trade-in. Current law calls…

Rep. Alexander’s bill to lower dental expenses signed into law

Gov. Rick Snyder recently signed legislation sponsored by state Rep. Julie Alexander clarifying that crowns, dentures, bridges and other dental prosthetics are exempt from Michigan’s 6 percent sales and use tax. The governor’s signature ensures these dental devices are treated the same as other sales tax-exempt medical items classified as prosthetics such as walkers, hearing…

House approves Rep. Alexander bill to support teachers

The House today approved state Rep. Julie Alexander’s legislation to provide teachers with more opportunities toward their continuing education and professional development requirements by engaging with area employers and post-secondary training centers. Alexander’s legislation is part of five-bill package to expand skilled trade and career education for students in local school districts. “We will improve…

Rep. Alexander welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Julie Alexander welcomed Bishop Ira Combs from the Greater Bible Way Temple in Jackson to the state Capitol to give today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. House tradition calls for a representative or a clergy member to begin each day’s session with a prayer. Speaker Tom Leonard joined them…

Rep. Alexander hosts local office hours in December

State Rep. Julie Alexander announced her monthly in-district office hours, emphasizing the importance of understanding the concerns of the community. “During my first year in office I have scheduled 58 office hours and Milk Break meetings. The insight I received at these meetings has been my most important tool when representing the Jackson area in…

Rep. Alexander remains committed to reforming auto insurance in Michigan

State Rep. Julie Alexander today said she remains committed to reforming Michigan’s auto insurance system and delivering lower rates for drivers. Alexander, of Hanover, voted in favor of House Bill 5013. The bill was not approved in a vote late Thursday. “I am disappointed in the results of this vote, because this is the issue…

Rep. Alexander testifies on bill to safeguard bicyclists on Michigan roads

Legislation increases awareness of vulnerable roadway users in driver training course State Rep. Julie Alexander this week testified before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in support of her legislation to include at least one hour of classroom instruction in Michigan drivers training course regarding bicyclists, motorcyclists, and pedestrians. While Michigan law provides awareness of…