Rep. Bellino: Program to help farmers devastated by record rain signed into law

Rep. Joe Bellino today said a plan to help farmers whose crops were delayed or damaged by this spring’s record-setting rain has been signed into law. The plan provides $15 million to help private lenders provide low-interest loans to qualified farmers. The state does not provide the loans, so there is no financial risk or…

Rep. Bellino, Michigan House approve plan to help farmers impacted by record rain

The Michigan House and Rep. Joe Bellino today approved a plan to help farmers whose crops have been delayed or damaged by this spring’s record-setting rain. The plan would help private lenders provide low-interest loans to qualified farmers at no financial risk to the state. “Our state is one that is known for its agriculture…

Join Rep. Bellino at his June coffee hours

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe invites residents of Monroe and Wayne counties to join him for his monthly coffee hours on Friday, June 28. “With many important issues being tackled right now in Lansing, I want to hear from you and get your input,” Rep. Bellino said. “Please stop by to chat about the…

Government officials listen to deliver for Michigan drivers on car insurance reform

The people of Michigan aren’t interested in talk – they’re interested in results. For far too long, government officials have steered clear of delivering solutions and ignored the desires of those who entrusted them to represent them in Lansing. Forty years. That’s how long Monroe and Wayne county drivers have demanded car insurance reform. For…

Reps. Bellino, Sheppard: Long-awaited affordable car insurance now a reality

New law to save Southeast Michigan drivers hundreds of dollars per year Historic car insurance reform supported by state Reps. Joe Bellino and Jason Sheppard was signed into state law today, lowering costs for all Michigan drivers, including those in Monroe and Wayne counties. The reforms – approved by Bellino, Sheppard and the Legislature –…

Rep. Bellino, Michigan House approve plan benefiting Monroe County economy

Rep. Joe Bellino today voted in favor of legislation designed to help Tenneco preserve employment in Monroe County. The bipartisan plan approved by the House would allow Tenneco to keep Michigan Economic Growth Authority credits originally awarded to Federal-Mogul. Tenneco finalized a deal to acquire Federal-Mogul in 2018, and transferring the already approved credits will…

Rep. Bellino: Governor’s veto threat ‘misguided and without merit’

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe today issued the following statement after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer threatened to veto the House-approved plan that would lower car insurance rates across Michigan: “I’m saddened to learn the governor appears willing to preserve our state’s much-maligned no-fault car insurance system at the expense of Michigan drivers. The governor’s threatened…

Join Rep. Bellino at his May coffee hours

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe invites residents of Monroe and Wayne counties to join him for his monthly coffee hours on Friday, May 24. “I look forward to hearing your opinions on the important issues currently being debated in Lansing,” Rep. Bellino said. “Feedback from residents on road funding, auto no-fault insurance and budget…

Rep. Bellino votes to lower car insurance rates for Michigan drivers

The Michigan House today approved a landmark plan to fix our state’s much-maligned car insurance system and reduce rates for all Michigan drivers, state Rep. Joe Bellino announced. Bellino voted in favor of the plan to offer drivers personal injury coverage options, rein in medical costs and fight fraud – features designed to end Michigan’s…

Rep. Bellino votes to ‘Raise the Age’ for juvenile justice in Michigan

Legislation ends policy requiring 17-year-olds to be treated as adults in court State Rep. Joe Bellino today voted to end the policy requiring all 17-year-olds to be treated as adults in Michigan’s criminal justice system. The plan was overwhelmingly approved by the Michigan House and now advances to the Senate for consideration. Michigan is one…