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…

Rep. Alexander, local teacher testify before House panel

State Rep. Julie Alexander, of Hanover, today was joined by Suzanne Gibbs, a fourth-grade teacher in the Western School District, during testimony with the House Education Reform Committee. Both spoke on Rep. Alexander’s legislation calling for colleges and other teacher preparation institutions to provide a stipend to educators who mentor new teachers.

Rep. Alexander votes for additional road funding

Plan improves Jackson County roads without increasing taxes   Rep. Julie Alexander of Hanover recently cast her vote along with a bipartisan majority in the House approving a plan to invest an additional $175 million into road repairs across Michigan as early as this summer. “This funding is additional money that enables us to repair…

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…