Rep. Bellino talks about his HB 4006, which repeals the state’s 2011 pension tax. The bill has moved out of its first House committee and Rep. Bellino says he is hopeful there is broad support for advancing the measure in the coming months.
Rep. Bellino talks about Thursday’s vote by the House Tax Policy Committee to approve his legislation that restores the tax exemption on pension income. Rep. Bellino says the current system is unfair and cumbersome. The legislation now goes to the House Ways and Means Committee.
Rep. Bellino talks about his testimony Wednesday before the House Tax Policy Committee on his plan to repeal the pension tax in Michigan, saying it balances the budget on the backs of retirees. The legislation-HB4006- remains under consideration in Tax Policy.
Rep. Bellino talks about his legislation, introduced on the first day of the 2019-2020 session of the Legislature, that would repeal the state’s pension tax. Rep. Bellino says Michigan’s economy has improved significantly since the tax was enacted in the early part of the decade.
Rep. Bellino talks about his new package of legislation, HBs 6532-36, that would eliminate Michigan’s 42-year old bottle law at the end of 2022. Rep. Bellino says the 1976 law is outdated and is now hurting recycling efforts, arguing Michigan’s environment would benefit from single-stream recycling.
Rep. Bellino talks about the package signed into law by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley Wednesday, including his own legislation, designed to protect minors from opioid addiction.
Rep. Bellino talks about Tuesday’s meeting of the House Insurance Committee on no-fault reform legislation, saying in his border county Michigan’s significantly high insurance premiums amount to a tax on local residents.
Rep. Bellino talks about testimony in the Senate Health Policy Committee Tuesday on a package of bipartisan legislation, including a bill of his own, that targets Michigan’s opioid drug epidemic. The Bellino legislation requires the permission of a parent or guardian for a physician to prescribe an opioid. He says he expects the legislation to…
Rep. Bellino talks about his HB 4330, which would require all retired Michigan legislators in the state system to pay 20 percent of their annual health insurance premiums, putting them more in line with other public employees. Legislation approved in 2011 eliminated lifetime health insurance benefits for legislators, unless a legislator had a tenure of…
Rep. Bellino talks about legislation he introduced on Wednesday that would provide new liability protection for pharmacists by allowing parents to sign a form giving permission to a pharmacist to dispense a prescribed opioid to a minor.