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…

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….