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…

Rep. Bellino: House approves funding for new game area

$3.5 million development will give hunters accessibility   State Rep. Joe Bellino today voted in favor of a bill to fund Natural Resources Trust Fund projects, including the purchase of 680 acres of land in Monroe County to be used as public hunting land. Bellino, of Monroe, said the land is an old salt and…

House approves Bellino bill to protect minors from opioid addiction

Six-bill package receives overwhelming bipartisan support State Rep. Joe Bellino’s legislation to help protect minors from opioid addition was approved today by the Michigan House of Representatives with a show of overwhelming 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 announces free forum on detecting fraud and scams

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe today announced he will host a consumer protection presentation at the Frenchtown Township Senior Center on Monday, June 26 at 10 a.m. The senior center is located at 2786 Vivian Road in Monroe. “Educational events like these are vital to keep our friends, families and neighbors safe from fraud…

Rep. Bellino’s bill to help police and fire retirees approved by House panel

A Michigan House committee today approved Rep. Joe Bellino’s bill providing income tax relief to younger retired police and firefighters not covered by Social Security. Bellino’s bill affects Michigan public safety professionals who were born after 1952 and retired before 2013, bringing their tax structure more in line with many other retirees. “This is a…

Rep. Bellino encourages community to attend June office hours

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe will host office hours on Monday, June 19 to meet with residents in Monroe and Wayne counties. “Being accessible is a top priority for me,” Rep. Bellino said. “These monthly office hours give me a chance to meet with people to learn what matters most to them.” Rep. Bellino…

Rep. Bellino encourages families to take part in Free Fishing Weekend

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe encourages residents of all ages to take advantage of Free Fishing Weekend on June 10 and 11. “Free Fishing Weekend is a great opportunity to head out to one of the local lakes, rivers or streams and explore the fantastic fishing southeast Michigan has to offer,” Rep. Bellino said….

Rep. Bellino resolution seeks to help college students with costs

A resolution by state Rep. Joe Bellino, which would expand tax-free expenses for college students to include transportation costs, was approved by the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee on Tuesday. A Section 529 Qualified Tuition Program account allows students to be exempt from federal taxes when account funds are used towards tuition, textbooks, and…

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…