Rep. Leutheuser applauds increased student participation in Michigan’s career tech programs

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser today celebrated the progress Michigan has made in preparing more students for success through career technical education programs. The Michigan Department of Education recently announced the number of students completing career technical education (CTE) programs has increased by more than 75 percent in just four years – from 27,014 in the…

Rep. Leutheuser: Auto insurance costs to decrease

Rep. Eric Leutheuser today said car insurance rate relief is on the way, sparked by historic reforms approved by the Michigan Legislature earlier this year. The Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association announced their assessment will be cut in half, from $220 to just $100 per vehicle, beginning in July 2020. The rate is a direct result…

Rep. Leutheuser, Michigan House approve clean slate reforms

Bipartisan plan creates efficiencies in Michigan’s justice system The Michigan House approved by an overwhelming majority state Rep. Eric Leutheuser’s plan to reform “clean slate” laws and give residents with old criminal convictions, and who have remained clean, a new opportunity for a fresh start. Safeguards are included in the bills to ensure reforms apply…

Rep. Leutheuser congratulates Branch County Conservation District on DNR Grant

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser of Hillsdale would like to congratulate the Branch County Conservation District for receiving a $22,100 Wildlife Habitat Grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. “The Branch County Conservation District has a long history of contributing to our community,” Rep. Leutheuser said. “I’m proud the DNR has recognized the Conservation District’s…

Rep. Leutheuser backs budget plan with no 45 cent gas tax increase

Rep. Eric Leutheuser today voted in favor of a new Michigan state budget which invests in roads and education solutions – without new taxes. “I am proud to see both sides in the House come together in a bipartisan way to pass a state budget on time, before the October deadline,” Leutheuser said. “We looked…

Rep. Leutheuser helps unveil bipartisan plan to improve Michigan’s expungement laws

A bipartisan plan announced today would expand Michigan’s expungement laws and give hundreds of thousands of residents with old, low-level criminal convictions a new opportunity to start fresh. State Rep. Graham Filler, chair of the House Judiciary Committee, and the bipartisan group of bill sponsors unveiled the legislation today during stops in Detroit and Kalamazoo….

Rep. Leutheuser: How car insurance reform will lower costs

If you drive a car in Michigan, you’ve been paying the highest insurance rates in the country.  Everyone knows that.  In fact, fixing our state’s unsustainable “no-fault” car insurance system is the main reason I ran for office and has been the number one issue I’ve heard about from my constituents.  It has always been…

Rep. Leutheuser: Massive tax increase isn’t the answer in budget negotiations

In response to comments made this week by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer regarding the Republican-led Michigan Legislature, state Rep. Eric Leutheuser, of Hillsdale, today reiterated his opposition to a vastly unpopular 45-cent per gallon gas tax increase in the governor’s budget. “It’s not the right way forward for Michigan,” said Leutheuser, who represents a pair of…

Rep. Leutheuser announces local coffee hour

     State Rep. Eric Leutheuser of Hillsdale has scheduled a local coffee hour to meet with residents of the 58th District.      “Meeting with constituents is my favorite part of the job,” Rep. Leutheuser said. “While you can always reach out to my office, I look forward to directly discussing state issues most…

Rep. Leutheuser to host tele-town hall on auto-insurance system in August

State Rep. Eric Leutheuser of Hillsdale will host a tele-town hall meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 20 to discuss the upcoming changes with Michigan’s car insurance system. Leutheuser will be joined by Rep. Jason Wentworth, who serves as chairman of the House Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates. “Fixing our state’s broken auto-insurance system has…