Bellino’s bill to help police and fire retirees advancing in Michigan Senate

A plan to provide tax relief to younger police and fire department retirees not covered by Social Security – introduced by state Rep. Joe Bellino – continues to advance in the Michigan Legislature. Bellino’s bill was approved this week by the Senate Finance Committee. The bill is headed to the Senate floor, where it is…

Rep. Bellino announces September office hours

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe will host office hours on Monday, Sept. 25 to meet with residents of Monroe and Wayne counties. “Meeting with residents in our community during monthly office hours is always rewarding,” Rep. Bellino said. “I look forward to discussing any ideas people have about state government and improving our great…

First responders join Rep. Bellino for Sept. 11 Memorial Service

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Joe Bellino, of Monroe, today hosted special guests (from left) Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputies Jeremy Peters and Marjorie Martin, Monroe Police Chief Charles McCormick and Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy Tony Modica for the Michigan House’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The ceremony remembers first responders and members of…

Rep. Bellino announces informational meeting on auto insurance reform

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe will host an informational meeting and conversation on the need for auto insurance reform with special guest state Rep. Lana Theis. Rep. Theis currently chairs the House Insurance Committee and has been leading the fight to reform Michigan’s auto no-fault insurance. “As I see it, the current auto insurance…

Rep. Bellino says schools will see increased funding after classes resume

School budget contains record amount for next fiscal year   State Rep. Joe Bellino today said when students head back to the classroom as the summer break ends, they will be returning to schools that are in line for additional funds to invest in education. Bellino, of Monroe, said the Legislature passed a school budget…

Rep. Bellino: Time is ticking in fight to stop spread of Asian carp

State Rep. Joe Bellino, of Monroe, today called for prompt action now that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released a study detailing options for preventing Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes. The long-awaited report assesses the viability of establishing various control mechanisms at the Brandon Road Lock and Dam near Joliet, Ill.,…

Rep. Bellino: House checks off priorities during first half of session

Still much work to do to improve life in Michigan State Rep. Joe Bellino today said the Michigan House has made significant progress in addressing issues important to people in Monroe and Wayne counties, but there is still a great deal of work to be done to improve life for families locally and throughout the…

Rep. Bellino announces July office hours

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe will host office hours on Wednesday, July 26 to meet with residents in Monroe and Wayne counties. “I always enjoy the opportunity to connect with people directly,” Rep. Bellino said. “I encourage residents to attend so I can listen to their concerns and learn how I can better serve…

Rep. Bellino bills targeting illegal delivery of beer, wine signed into law

Rep. Joe Bellino’s legislation specifying penalties for illegal importation or sales of beer and wine was signed into law today by Gov. Rick Snyder. The bills become the first new laws sponsored by Bellino during his legislative career, which began in January. The measures increase penalties based on the amount of beer and wine illegally…

Rep. Bellino votes for budget that boosts skilled-trades training

Spending blueprint helps fill in-demand openings   State Rep. Joe Bellino today voted in favor of the state budget, which includes additional funding for career and technical training. Bellino, of Monroe, said the budget is a conservative spending plan that addresses the immediate needs of Michigan residents by funding services, programs and departments vital to…

Michigan House approves Bellino’s bill to help police and fire retirees

State Rep. Joe Bellino’s bill providing income tax relief to younger retired police and firefighters not covered by Social Security was approved today by the Michigan House. “My goal is to provide tax relief for all taxpayers in Michigan, and this is a first step,” said Bellino, of Monroe. “Police and fire employees work hard…