Bellino, colleagues reveal ‘Action Plan’ for 2017-18

Representative pleased to see focus on decreasing auto insurance rates State Rep. Joe Bellino, of Monroe, joined his colleagues today for a press conference outlining key principles and priorities that will guide the House over the next two years. Bellino said he’s pleased with the 2017-18 House Republican Action Plan, which focuses on making Michigan…

COLUMN: Public deserves more openness, transparency from state officials

As a new state representative, I’m asking people to put their trust in me, and I want them to be able to hold me accountable. A major barrier, however, is Michigan’s status as one of just two states in which the governor, lieutenant governor and the Legislature are exempt from having to disclose records to…

Bellino sponsors bill to increase government transparency

Bipartisan bills subject governor’s office, Legislature to open records rules State Rep. Joe Bellino, of Monroe, today introduced legislation as part of an 11-bill bipartisan plan to make state government more accountable to the people of Michigan. Bellino joined representatives from both sides of the aisle today in announcing the reform plan to make the…

Rep. Bellino announces February office hour schedule

State Rep. Joe Bellino has scheduled office hours during February to meet with residents in Monroe and Wayne counties. “I’m looking forward to this opportunity to meet with people, and I really want to hear what they have to say,” Bellino said. “I truly believe the more input I receive from residents the better equipped…

Bellino appointed vice chair of House Regulatory Reform Committee

Representative named a member of three other committees State Rep. Joe Bellino, of Monroe, has been named by Speaker Tom Leonard to serve on four House committees for the 2017-18 legislative session, including an appointment as vice chair of the House Regulatory Reform Committee. The Regulatory Reform Committee focuses on simplifying statutes and removing regulations…

Rep. Bellino introduces plan to provide tax relief for senior citizens

Representative’s first bill provides tax deduction for retirement benefits State Rep. Joe Bellino, of Monroe, today introduced legislation to provide Michigan seniors with much-needed relief on their taxes. “While the economy has been going in the right direction, Michigan seniors who live on a fixed income continue to struggle,” Bellino said. “Our oldest and most…

Rep. Bellino announces increased transparency for Michigan House

Salary, financial information is now easily accessible online State Rep. Joe Bellino, of Monroe, today applauded a policy change that will provide easy access for the public to view the salaries of all state representatives and their staff. “People are demanding more government accountability, and I’ve been listening,” Bellino said. “The public deserves transparency, and…

Rep. Bellino’s office open, ready to serve residents

State Rep. Joe Bellino’s legislative office is now open and ready to serve residents of the 17th House District. People can contact Rep. Bellino by calling (517) 373-1530 or emailing JosephBellino@house.mi.gov. Correspondence can also be mailed to N-696 House Office Building, P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI 48909. “I’m eager to get to work, and representing…