Rep. O’Malley announces May in-district office hours

State Rep. Jack O’Malley, of Lake Ann, announced two locations where he will meet with area residents during office hours later this month. “To be an effective voice for Northern Michigan means having regular discussions with residents about what issues affect their everyday lives,” Rep. O’Malley said. “I hope you’ll join for this next discussion…

Rep. O’Malley continues road discussion for Michigan residents

State Rep. Jack O’Malley, chair of the House Transportation Committee, attended a town hall hosted by state Rep. Ryan Berman to discuss road funding with residents in Commerce Township. The event included an informal discussion with individuals on ways to repair and improve Michigan roads. “People respect what you inspect and we are working together…

Rep. O’Malley votes to give rate relief to Northern Michigan drivers

The Michigan House today approved a landmark plan to fix our state’s much-maligned car insurance system and reduce rates for all Michigan drivers, state Rep. Jack O’Malley announced. Rep. O’Malley voted in favor of the plan to offer drivers personal injury coverage options, rein in medical costs and fight fraud – features designed to end…

Rep. O’Malley supports plan to reduce distracted driving on Michigan roadways

The House Transportation Committee, chaired by state Rep. Jack O’Malley today approved a bipartisan package to reduce distracted driving on Michigan roads. The bipartisan plan discourages drivers from texting while driving by raising the penalty from $100 for a first violation to $250, and from $200 from a second violation up to $500. Reading an…

O’Malley calls on Senate Dems to ‘get it right’

State Rep. Jack O’Malley, of Lake Ann, released the following statement after the Michigan House passed an amended version of the snow day legislation, which will protect schools from extending the school year far into the summer months as a result of many weather-related closures this winter:             “This didn’t have to be a partisan…

Senate Dems freeze out local schools

State Rep. Jack O’Malley released the following statement today after Senate Democrats refused to grant immediate support for a measure that would allow school districts to count a day as a pupil instruction day in the event of a closure during a governor-declared state of emergency: “There’s no doubt party politics are in play here….

Rep. O’Malley announces roads town hall in Suttons Bay

State Rep. Jack O’Malley, of Lake Ann, invites residents of Northern Michigan to attend a town hall meeting this Friday, May 3, focused on transportation issues and road funding proposals. As chair of the House Transportation Committee, Rep. O’Malley recently began six weeks of special hearings to discuss the disconnect between road funding and road…

Rep. O’Malley votes to ‘Raise the Age’ for juvenile justice in Michigan

Legislation ends policy requiring 17-year-olds to be treated as adults in court State Rep. Jack O’Malley today voted to end the policy requiring all 17-year-olds to be treated as adults in Michigan’s criminal justice system. The plan was overwhelmingly approved by the Michigan House and now advances to the Senate for consideration. Michigan is one…

Rep. O’Malley: Transportation Committee’s special meetings on roads begin

State Rep. Jack O’Malley, of Lake Ann, this week held two informative meetings with his House Transportation Committee colleagues to help tackle the state’s road repair issue. This was the first week of special hearings with experts to discuss Michigan roads. The American Society of the Civil Engineers and the Michigan Department of Transportation discussed…

Rep. O’Malley votes to make state government more accountable

Plan extends open record requirements to governor, Legislature State Rep. Jack O’Malley today voted to approve a bipartisan plan to make state government more accountable to the people of Michigan. O’Malley, of Lake Ann, said the House unanimously approved the multi-bill proposal. “Voting for this plan was an easy decision,” O’Malley said. “The people of…

O’Malley announces March in-district office hours

State Rep. Jack O’Malley, of Lake Ann, will meet with area residents during scheduled office hours later this month. “I want to make sure residents in all four of the counties in my district have their voices heard,” O’Malley said. “I encourage everyone to attend and share the issues that matter most to you!” This…