Rep. O’Malley: New proposal highlights commitment to local transportation options

State Rep. Jack O’Malley, of Lake Ann, today announced support for a recently unveiled plan addressing how municipalities work together to pay for and pursue desired projects. O’Malley, chair of the House Transportation Committee, said House Bill 5229 – sponsored by state Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance – works in harmony with a series of…

Rep. O’Malley announces November office hours

State Rep. Jack O’Malley, of Lake Ann, announced where he will meet with area residents during office hours later this month. “The best part of my job is listening to the input of residents from the ‘Fighting 101st’,” Rep. O’Malley said. “I hope you’ll join me at one of my stops this month and share…

Rep. O’Malley applauds MCCA’s decision to reduce rates

Legislator: New measures clearly working to save drivers money on car insurance State Rep. Jack O’Malley, of Lake Ann, today underscored additional savings for Michigan drivers in the near future after the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association revealed dramatically lowered assessments. The MCCA will lower the amount charged per vehicle to $100 for a year-long period…

Rep. O’Malley announces November office hours

State Rep. Jack O’Malley, of Lake Ann, announced where he will meet with area residents during office hours later this month. “The best part of my job is listening to the input of residents from the ‘Fighting 101st’,” Rep. O’Malley said. “I hope you’ll join me at one of my stops this month and share…

Rep. O’Malley, Michigan House approve historic expungement reforms

Bipartisan plan gives reformed citizens access to better job opportunities State Rep. Jack O’Malley today joined the Michigan House in approving a plan to expand Michigan’s expungement laws and give hundreds of thousands of residents with old criminal convictions a new opportunity to start fresh. O’Malley said the innovative proposal, which he co-sponsored, will make…

Rep. O’Malley travels to Upper Peninsula, fights for flood damage funds

State Rep. Jack O’Malley, of Lake Ann, will join state Rep. Greg Markkanen, of Hancock, to meet with road commissions from Houghton and Baraga counties for a discussion on funding options to repair areas devastated by the 2018 Father’s Day Flood. “As chairman of the House Transportation Committee, I take infrastructure issues like the ones…

House panel hears O’Malley plan ramping up school bus safety

State Rep. Jack O’Malley, of Lake Ann, today testified before the House Military, Veterans and Homeland Security Committee in support of his bipartisan plan to improve school bus safety in Michigan. “Too many motorists, whether it be distracted driving or improper knowledge of the requirement to stop for a school bus when its stop sign…

Highway, local road naming to receive needed framework under Rep. O’Malley plan

State Rep. Jack O’Malley, chair of the House Transportation Committee, today provided testimony for his proposal to update Michigan’s memorial roadway naming process. House Bill 4784 clarifies that state highways can be named for members of the military, law enforcement, emergency service personnel or corrections officers who have died in the line of duty. Congressional…

Rep. O’Malley continues work on plans to spend road money smarter in Michigan

State Rep. Jack O’Malley, chair of the House Transportation Committee, has continued to lead discussion and hearings on bipartisan bills that will give communities and counties more avenues to make needed road repairs. The legislation was introduced and has run along separate from budget discussions on roads, but the measures are a notable and increased…

Rep. O’Malley announces October office hours

 State Rep. Jack O’Malley, of Lake Ann, announced where he will meet with area residents during office hours later this month. “The best part of my job is listening to the input of residents from the ‘Fighting 101st’,” Rep. O’Malley said. “I hope you’ll join me at one of my stops this month and share…

Rep. O’Malley supports licensed professional counselors

Lawmaker: LARA should not be involved in changes to scope of practice State Rep. Jack O’Malley joined House colleagues today in approving a plan to update and clarify counseling practices under Michigan law. The law has not been updated since it was enacted in 1988. O’Malley said updates are needed because the state Department of…