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Rep. Roberts issues statement on income tax vote

Rep. Brett Roberts offered the following statement: “Last night, my colleagues and I voted on a plan that would have slightly reduced Michigan’s income tax. I wasn’t able to support that plan for a number of different reasons. “Just more than a year ago, the Michigan Legislature asked residents for money to fix potholes, roads,…

Rep. Roberts calls for career counseling in Michigan schools

Giving students easier access to college and career counseling is the emphasis of new legislation submitted by state Rep. Brett Roberts, of Charlotte. Roberts’ bill ensures that counselors serving students in grades 6-12 would complete professional development instruction emphasizing college preparation and career counseling as a portion of their currently required continuing education standards. “We…

Rep. Roberts seeks input from local residents

State Rep. Brett Roberts, of Charlotte, invites people to meet with him during office hours this month in Brooklyn. “My goal is to connect with the people I represent and hear what matters most to them,” Roberts said. “Talking to residents from our district and listening to the problems they face helps me better represent…

Rep. Roberts appointed to serve on four House committees

State Rep. Brett Roberts has been appointed to serve on four key House committees during the 2017-18 legislative session. Roberts, of Charlotte, will serve on the Transportation and Infrastructure, Law and Justice, Education Reform, and Families, Children, and Seniors committees. “Michigan’s legislative committees are the first place where bills get put under the microscope by…

Rep. Roberts announces January office hour schedule

State Rep. Brett Roberts, R-Charlotte, is holding office hours at two locations in the 65th House District this month. “One of the best ways for me to understand the concerns of residents in our district is to sit down and meet with them face-to-face,” Rep. Roberts said. “I encourage people to attend, share their ideas…

Rep. Roberts completes 2016 with perfect voting record

Lawmaker has 100 percent attendance for second straight year State Rep. Brett Roberts, R-Charlotte, completed his second consecutive year in office with perfect attendance, taking part in every roll call vote during the 2015-16 legislative session. Rep. Roberts has a flawless voting record despite the fact that his son was born the day he was…

Rep. Roberts announces in-district office hours for August

State Rep. Brett Roberts will meet with residents of the 65th House District during office hours from 10 to 11 a.m. Aug. 29 at Biggby Coffee in Jackson County, 3039 E. Michigan Ave., Jackson. “Meetings like these offer a valuable opportunity for me to meet with our neighbors and give them an update about what…

Plan to eliminate tax delays for farmers signed into law

Rep. Roberts: Legislation will ensure faster processing of P.A. 116 credits Gov. Rick Snyder today signed into law legislation to eliminate delays in the processing of tax credit payments for farmers who participate in Michigan’s Farmland and Open Space Preservation Program, often referred to as “P.A. 116.” State Rep. Brett Roberts, who sponsored a portion…

Local schools to receive additional per-pupil funding

Rep. Roberts: Schools in 65th District all get maximum increase Rep. Brett Roberts today announced all local school districts will receive the maximum increase in per-pupil funding in the school aid budget recently passed by the Legislature. Rep. Roberts, R-Eaton Township, said the new budget will help close the funding gap between school districts by…

Rep. Roberts to meet with residents during June in-district office hours

State Rep. Brett Roberts will meet with residents of the 65th House District June 17 during office hours in Leoni Township and Onsted. “As always, I’m looking forward to meeting with our neighbors, listening to their concerns, and offering any help that I can,” said Rep. Roberts, R-Eaton Township. “The feedback I receive during office…

Resolution by Rep. Roberts declares May as ALS Awareness Month

The Michigan House of Representatives has approved a resolution introduced by state Rep. Brett Roberts to commemorate May as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Awareness Month. Also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects muscle control in the body. Symptoms typically include muscle weakness in the hands, arms and legs,…

Rep. Roberts announces April office hours

State Rep. Brett Roberts invites residents from the 65th House District to meet with him during his April office hours. Rep. Roberts will be available Monday, April 11, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Eaton Rapids Library, 220 S. Main St. in Eaton Rapids, and from noon to 1 p.m. at the Grass Lake…