Bellino supports income tax cuts as plan sails through Michigan Legislature

Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe continues his efforts to cut taxes for Michigan families, supporting a plan that advanced through the state Legislature this week. The bills preserve and increase personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents on state income taxes, potentially saving families hundreds of dollars overall. “This is a two-part reform, and…

House OKs bills to end senseless driver responsibility fees

Legislator sponsored bill that repeals law Oct. 1   State Rep. Joe Bellino today voted for legislation to end driver responsibility fees on Oct. 1 and forgive outstanding debt. Bellino, of Monroe, introduced the bill to end fees, which are assessed in addition to fines and court costs. “These fees did nothing but put families…

Rep. Bellino announces local office hours

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe will host office hours on Saturday, Feb. 24 to meet with residents of Monroe and Wayne counties. “Hosting office hours helps me remain focused on the issues that matter most to the people in our community,” Rep. Bellino said. “Talking to my neighbors and listening to their concerns about…

Rep. Bellino supports bills to improve student protection

Legislation is in response to Nassar scandal at MSU State Rep. Joe Bellino, of Monroe, today pledged his support for legislation to better protect victims involved in criminal sexual conduct-based offenses, in response to the recent scandal at Michigan State University. “There were more than 200 girls and young women in the Larry Nassar case…

Bellino: Michigan must expand veteran services at the local level

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe today cosponsored legislation encouraging Michigan counties to establish and maintain veteran service offices through a new grant program. Under the measure, each county with a veteran service office that satisfies pre-approved requirements would receive $25,000, plus an additional amount based on the number of veterans in the county. To…

Southeast Michigan lawmakers unveil new plan to fix state’s auto insurance system

State Reps. Jason Sheppard of Temperance, Joe Bellino of Monroe and Bronna Kahle of Adrian today unveiled legislation repealing Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance system to bring significant relief to drivers paying the nation’s most expensive insurance premiums. The legislation continues benefits for everyone already receiving lifetime health care after a catastrophic traffic accident. The eight-bill…

Rep. Bellino bill seeks to limit nitrous oxide abuse

State Reps. Joe Bellino and Stephanie Chang today introduced bipartisan legislation to limit the sale and distribution of nitrous oxide containers, helping to combat the abuse of the dangerous gas especially among minors. “Addiction is not a joke and we’re seeing that sections of Michigan have nitrous oxide abuse increasing,” said Bellino, of Monroe. “Anything…

Rep. Bellino votes for Michigan income tax relief

State Rep. Joe Bellino this week approved legislation to give Michigan residents income tax relief, updating state law to work with federal tax changes to help families and senior citizens. “Federal tax reforms enacted in December were a good start, but we need to make changes in Michigan law so people can still claim exemptions,”…

Monroe Chamber chairman joins Rep. Bellino for State of the State speech

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Joe Bellino, of Monroe, was joined by Matthew Budds (left), chairman of the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce, as a guest during the 2018 State of the State speech today in the state Capitol. “As someone who knows the pulse of Monroe County business, I’m pleased Matthew was able to join…

Rep. Bellino supports tax relief for vehicle purchases

State Rep. Joe Bellino today voted to speed sales tax relief for Michigan drivers looking to buy motor vehicles and support the automotive industry by overriding a gubernatorial veto. The House vote means additional tax relief for people buying cars, trucks and SUVs with a trade-in. Current law calls for phasing in planned sales and…

Rep. Bellino announces FIRST Robotics grants to local schools

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe today announced nearly $40,000 in state grant awards to 31 local FIRST Robotics teams. “I am incredibly proud to have an overwhelming number of FIRST Robotics programs in our area recognized for their top-notch quality,” Rep. Bellino said. “I look forward to watching these programs inspire young people to…

Rep. Bellino supports bills to give families, seniors tax relief

Legislator says people deserve to keep more of their earnings   Michigan House legislators today introduced a package of bills to provide substantial income tax relief for families and seniors. The bills continue and increase personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents on their income taxes, while providing additional relief for senior citizens. State…