Rep. Bellino receives Legislative Leadership Award from Michigan Soft Drink Association

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe was recognized on May 17 by Michigan Soft Drink Association in Lansing. Rep. Bellino received the Legislative Leadership Award for his demonstrated commitment, leadership, effectiveness and stewardship on behalf of good public policy for Michigan’s citizens and the soft drink industry. “I am humbled to receive this award and…

House panel advances Bellino bill to protect minors from opioid addiction

Six-bill package receives unanimous, bipartisan support State Rep. Joe Bellino’s legislation to help protect minors from opioid addition was approved today by the House Health Policy Committee with a show of unanimous, bipartisan support. Part of a six-bill package focused on combating the opioid drug epidemic, Bellino’s legislation requires medical professionals to consult with parents…

Rep. Bellino invites residents to May office hours

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe will host office hours during May to meet with residents in Monroe and Wayne counties. “I look forward to the opportunity to meet with community members face-to-face and hear their input about the district and state as a whole,” Rep. Bellino said. Rep. Bellino will meet with residents at…

Bellino: Southeast Michigan priorities reflected in House budget

On Tuesday, state Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe supported the House budget legislation that includes record funding for K-12 education and reduces the size of the general state budget by 2.2 percent. “Just like families across Michigan, we are tightening our belt by cutting inefficient programs and eliminating waste in state government,” Rep. Bellino said….

Rep. Bellino to host in-district office hours April 21

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe will host office hours during April to meet with residents in Monroe and Wayne counties. “One way I seek feedback from the people I was elected to serve is by hosting local office hours throughout the community,” Rep. Bellino said. “It’s important to hear from people living in the…

Rep. Bellino: Skilled trades should count toward graduation

Giving students and their parents better flexibility when considering high school graduation-qualifying courses is the emphasis of a merit curriculum legislative package supported by state Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe. “We’ve got to give high school students more options within our graduation requirements,” Bellino said. “Our schools in Monroe and southern Wayne county do a…

Rep. Bellino bill to require consent for opioid prescriptions

State Rep. Joe Bellino, of Monroe, has submitted legislation to help protect minors from opioid addiction. Bellino’s bill requires medical professionals to consult with parents or guardians when an opioid-based medication may be prescribed to a minor under the age of 18, including discussion of the risks and potential for addiction from using the medication….

Rep. Bellino: End tax disadvantage for police and fire retirees

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe today introduced legislation giving income tax relief to younger retired police and firefighters not covered by Social Security, bringing them more in line with other retirees. Bellino’s bill affects Michigan public safety professionals who were born after 1952 and were retired before 2013. The bill would provide an increased…

Rep. Bellino lauds bipartisan passage of transparency bills

State Rep. Joe Bellino voted today in favor of bipartisan legislation to make state government more accountable and accessible to the people of Michigan. Bellino, of Monroe, introduced one of the 11 bills to make the governor and lieutenant governor subject to the Freedom of Information Act and creates a similar disclosure requirement for state…