House breathes life into Bellino plan protecting Michiganders from vaping-related ailments

The Michigan House today overwhelmingly approved state Rep. Joe Bellino’s bipartisan plan protecting Michiganders from lung ailments associated with vapor products containing vitamin E acetate. The Monroe lawmaker said his legislation is in response to the recent spike in reported health injuries nationwide caused by e-cigarettes. “There has been a substantial amount of scientific evidence…

Rep. Bellino: Continuing to fight for Michigan families in 2020

A lot of hard work and vigilant strategizing went into the reforms approved by the Michigan House last year to improve the lives of people in Michigan. Some of the major accomplishments the Republican led-Legislature brought included lowering car insurance rates, restoring some of the harmful budget vetoes made by Gov. Whitmer, and increasing transparency…

Rep. Bellino welcomes local deacon to lead House invocation

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe welcomed Deacon Mike Stewart (center) to the state Capitol to lead today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Stewart is a deacon at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception in Monroe. Joining them at the rostrum is Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield.

Join Rep. Bellino at his January coffee hours

State Rep. Joe Bellino invites residents of Monroe County and Downriver to join him for his monthly coffee hours on Monday, Jan. 27. “This is a great opportunity to directly hear your thoughts and questions about state government,” Rep. Bellino said. “I’m focused on effectively representing your interests in Lansing and meeting the needs of…

Rep. Bellino: Michigan House votes to restore funding for opioid recovery, autism intervention, school safety and several other programs

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe on Wednesday voted with the state House to reverse the governor’s budget cuts and restore funding for opioid recovery support, autism intervention, school safety and several other important programs helping Michigan’s most vulnerable residents. “The governor vetoed this funding in an attempt to strong arm the Legislature into approving…

Bellino plan to protect Michiganders from vaping related injuries

State Rep. Joe Bellino today testified before the House Regulatory Reform Committee in support of his bipartisan plan protecting Michiganders from lung-related injuries associated with vapor products containing vitamin E acetate. The Monroe lawmaker said his legislation is in response to the recent spike in reported health injuries nationwide caused by e-cigarettes. “There is now…

Join Rep. Bellino at his October coffee hours

State Rep. Joe Bellino invites residents of Monroe and Wayne counties to join him for his monthly coffee hours on Monday, Oct. 28. “The Legislature carefully crafted a state budget that works for not only Monroe and Wayne counties, but everyone across Michigan despite the governor’s recent vetoes,” Rep. Bellino said. “I look forward to…

Rep. Bellino introduces plan to reverse governor’s cuts to program fighting opioid abuse

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe this week introduced legislation to restore an important program fighting opioid abuse among high school students – resources cut by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s reckless budget vetoes. Bellino’s plan would restore a grant program for Michigan ‘recovery’ high schools to provide substance use disorder counselors, therapeutic staff, and recovery coaching…