Rep. Alexander casts vote for fiscally responsible state budget

Jackson County schools receiving top per-student allowance   State Rep. Julie Alexander on Tuesday voted to approve the budget for the coming fiscal year, moving a fiscally conservative budget that addresses key issues that are important to hard-working taxpayers. Alexander, of Hanover, said the new spending blueprint improves Michigan’s economic outlook and gives students more…

State Legislature votes for Rep. Alexander plan to help teachers

Legislation part of bipartisan package focused on career development The state Legislature on Tuesday approved state Rep. Julie Alexander’s bill to provide teachers with more professional development opportunities by engaging with area employers and post-secondary training centers. “Each teacher’s professional development can be a key element of education in the classroom, especially when it has…

Rep. Alexander votes to make Michigan a safer place

Bipartisan bill package in response to recent sexual assault scandal approved by House State Rep. Julie Alexander, of Hanover, today issued the following statement after the state House approved a bipartisan plan to strengthen Michigan’s response to criminal sexual conduct by protecting Michigan’s residents, helping survivors and penalizing sexual predators: “The House committee reviewed legislation…

Rep. Alexander announces May office hours

State Rep. Julie Alexander announced her monthly in-district office hours with local residents, emphasizing the importance of being available to the community. “I am committed to making state government accessible and accountable,” Rep. Alexander said. “I encourage anyone with questions or ideas about their state government to join me for conversation.” Rep. Alexander’s office hours…

Rep. Alexander announces Jackson office hours

State Rep. Julie Alexander announced her monthly in-district office hours with local residents, emphasizing the importance of being available to the community. “I am committed to making state government accessible and accountable,” Rep. Alexander said. “I encourage anyone with questions or ideas about their state government to join me for conversation.” Rep. Alexander’s office hours…

House approves Rep. Alexander’s bill to safeguard bicyclists on Michigan roads

Legislation increases awareness of vulnerable roadway users in driver training course The Michigan House last week approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Julie Alexander to include at least one hour of classroom safety instruction in Michigan driver training courses regarding bicyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians. While Michigan law provides awareness of vulnerable roadway users in the…

Rep. Alexander attends ceremonial signing of her law lowering dental expenses

State Rep. Julie Alexander this week participated in a ceremonial signing of the law she sponsored clarifying that crowns, dentures, bridges and other dental prosthetics are exempt from Michigan’s 6 percent sales and use tax. The ceremonial signing of the bill took place with Gov. Rick Snyder in Lansing. “Dental health will be improved in…

Rep. Alexander introduces measure strengthening Legislature’s oversight of FOIA requests

State Rep. Julie Alexander today introduced legislation requiring state departments to notify the Legislature and governor when a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request is not fulfilled within 15 days of the initial request. “The goal is to allow the Legislature to better execute its oversight responsibility and take a pulse of the state government’s…

Rep. Alexander announces Jackson office hours

State Rep. Julie Alexander announced her monthly in-district office hours, emphasizing the importance of being available to the Jackson community. “I enjoy the opportunity to connect with people in the community and hear what matters most to them,” Rep. Alexander said. “Listening to our neighbors, addressing their concerns and working through solutions for the people…