Rep. Wentworth named Legislator of the Year by Michigan organization

State Rep. Jason Wentworth, of Clare, this week was honored as Legislator of the Year Award among state representatives and senators by the Small Business Association of Michigan. “I am honored and humbled to be recognized by the Small Business Association of Michigan for Legislator of the Year,” said Wentworth, of Clare. “We share many…

Rep. Wentworth: House budget plan respects Michigan taxpayers

  Investments in top priorities accomplished without tax increases State Rep. Jason Wentworth last week supported record funding for road repairs and schools without raising taxes for Michigan residents. “We should be making state government better – not bigger,” said Wentworth, of Clare. “Michigan taxpayers demand a state government that respects their hard-earned money while…

Rep. Wentworth invites residents to June office hours

Rep. Wentworth of Farwell announced his June office hours for residents of the 97th district. “We have been working on a lot of great things in Lansing,” Rep. Wentworth said. “I look forward to discussing the issues we have been working on and hearing about the things we need to address.” Rep. Wentworth’s office hour…

Chair Wentworth provides statement after historic no-fault reform signed into law

State Rep. Jason Wentworth, chair of the House Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates, today issued the following statement in response to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signing historic no-fault car insurance reform: “Back in January, my mission when pursuing landmark no-fault reform was for the historic 100th Legislature to come together in a bipartisan fashion,…

Chair Wentworth leads House vote to make car insurance more affordable in Michigan

House approves landmark legislation after decades of gridlock State Rep. Jason Wentworth of Clare – who leads the special House committee tasked with lowering car insurance rates in Michigan – this week joined colleagues in approving a historic plan to provide rate relief for drivers across the state. The House-approved plan lowers rates by giving…

Wentworth: New law safeguards due process rights of all Michigan residents

Conviction will soon be required before civil asset forfeiture is initiated A civil asset forfeiture reform plan spearheaded by state Rep. Jason Wentworth was signed into law today, strengthening the due process rights of all Michigan residents. Prior to these reforms, Wentworth said law enforcement agencies throughout Michigan could take and keep property from individuals…

Speaker Chatfield, Chairman Wentworth respond to House approval of car insurance reform

Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield and state Rep. Jason Wentworth, chair of the House Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates, today issued the following statements in response to the Michigan House approving no-fault car insurance reform: Speaker Chatfield: “This has been a top priority for the House of Representatives, because it is a…

Chairman Wentworth responds to Senate car insurance plan

State Rep. Jason Wentworth, chair of the House Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates, today issued the following statement in response to the Michigan Senate approving no-fault car insurance reform: “I appreciate our partners in the Senate making progress toward fixing our state’s broken no-fault car insurance system. The Michigan House shares this priority,…

Rep. Wentworth announces school safety grant

State Rep. Jason Wentworth of Farwell announced today that Farwell Area Schools will receive over $102,000 and Beaverton Rural Schools will receive over $88,000 to bolster safety in each school as part of the Competitive School Safety Grant Program. “The greatest resources we have are our children and young people,” Wentworth said.  “We must continue…

Chairman Wentworth issues statement after latest MCCA rate hike

State Rep. Jason Wentworth, chair of the House Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates, today issued the following statement criticizing the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association for raising the per-insured-vehicle assessment to $220 for the 2019-2020 period (from the current $192): “This is aggravating news for the more than 7 million Michigan drivers already paying…

Rep. Wentworth: People deserve complete transparency from state government

State Rep. Jason Wentworth today voted to approve a bipartisan plan to make state government more accountable to the people of Michigan. Wentworth, of Clare, said the House unanimously approved the multi-bill proposal. “Michigan families deserve a transparent and accessible government and that is what this package delivers,” Wentworth said. “There’s no room in an…

Rep. Wentworth: Michigan House approves critical civil asset forfeiture reforms

Bipartisan plan protects due process rights of residents A bipartisan solution to improve the civil asset forfeiture process and better protect the due process rights of all Michigan residents was overwhelmingly approved today by the Michigan House. Reps. Jason Wentworth (R-Clare) and David LaGrand (D-Grand Rapids) sponsored the plan, which requires a criminal conviction before…