Common sense, not tax increases, will fix our roads

By state Rep. Jack O’Malley Harsh winter conditions this past year ripped up our roads and left us with the question looming larger than ever: “What can we can do to get the road system repaired and maintained?” It became clear we needed to get smart fast. “Getting smart fast” began with 12 transportation committee…

Rep. O’Malley discusses roads at first Facebook Live town hall meeting

State Rep. Jack O’Malley, of Lake Ann, participated in the Michigan Legislature’s first-ever Facebook Live town hall event to discuss road funding and the future of Michigan’s infrastructure. Rep. O’Malley was a special guest of Rep. Andrea Schroeder, who sponsored the event. O’Malley answered multiple questions from the live feed on Facebook that has reached…

O’Malley’s ‘spirited’ bill flows through House committee

Panel advances legislation allowing promotional items from spirit vendors The House Regulatory Reform Committee today unanimously approved Rep. Jack O’Malley’s plan allowing spirit vendors to provide certain brand logoed items for special events and festivals. O’Malley’s legislation is part of a broader, three-bill package bringing parity between the spirits, beer and wine industries across Michigan….

Rep. O’Malley: House budget improves roads, helps Northern Michigan families

State Rep. Jack O’Malley this week supported record funding for Northern Michigan road repairs and schools – without increasing taxes on Michigan families. “I have traveled across the state listening to drivers about road funding concerns. This plan ensures all taxes paid at the pump will go directly towards fixing our roads. With this budget,…

Rep. O’Malley announces in-district office hours for the month of June

State Rep. Jack O’Malley, of Lake Ann, announced two locations where he will meet with area residents during office hours later this month. “I am looking forward to my next round of office hours back in the ‘Fighting 101st’,” Rep. O’Malley said. “I hope you’ll join me at one of my stops and share what’s…

Rep. O’Malley: Car insurance reform signed into law

Historic car insurance reform supported by Rep. Jack O’Malley was signed into state law today, lowering costs for all Michigan drivers. The reforms – approved by O’Malley and the Legislature – give drivers more choice on personal injury protection coverage, combat fraudulent claims and stop price gouging on medical services for car accident victims. Many…

Rep. O’Malley votes to reduce car insurance rates for Northern Michigan drivers

State Rep. Jack O’Malley today approved a bipartisan plan to deliver significant car insurance rate relief for drivers across the state. The House overwhelmingly voted to approve legislation guaranteeing lower rates by giving drivers more choice on personal injury protection coverage, stopping price gouging on medical services for car accident victims, and combating fraudulent claims…

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…