Rep. Bellino announces March is Reading Month tour

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe today announced his annual March is Reading Month tour. As part of March is Reading Month, the lawmaker will visit schools throughout the Airport, Flat Rock, Jefferson, and Monroe districts and read to students, encouraging them to develop a lifelong interest in reading. “A love for reading will benefit…

Bellino remains committed to fight against opioids

Legislator: E-scripts eliminate fraud and doctor shopping State Rep. Joe Bellino has introduced a plan to cut down on fraudulent prescriptions and combat Michigan’s growing opioid abuse epidemic. The legislation calls on doctors to send all prescriptions through a secure computer system, preventing anyone but the doctor from issuing prescriptions. “This practice holds doctors accountable…

Rep. Bellino: Investing in Michigan’s economy means investing in young people

State Rep. Joe Bellino released the following statement tonight in response to the governor’s State of the State address: “The people of Michigan need more than canned promises – they need results. We need to build up our skilled workforce – with training, with jobs, and with social supports, like opioid addiction care, that will…

Rep. Bellino attends annual State of the State address

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe was joined by his wife, Peggy, at the state Capitol Tuesday for the annual State of the State address. “The people of Michigan need more than canned promises – they need results,” Bellino said. “We need to build up our skilled workforce – with training, with jobs, and with…

Rep. Bellino: Investing in Michigan’s economy means investing in young people

State Rep. Joe Bellino released the following statement tonight in response to the governor’s State of the State address: “The people of Michigan need more than canned promises – they need results. We need to build up our skilled workforce – with training, with jobs, and with social supports, like opioid addiction care, that will…

Join Rep. Bellino at his February coffee hours

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe invites residents of Monroe and Wayne counties to join him for his monthly coffee hours on Monday, Feb. 25. “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…

Rep. Bellino welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe welcomed Reverend Jeffrey Heimsoth (center) to the state Capitol to lead today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Heimsoth is a senior pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Monroe. Joining them at the rostrum is Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield.

Rep. Bellino announces January office hours

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe will host office hours on Monday, Jan. 28 to meet with residents of Monroe and Wayne counties. “Talking to my neighbors and listening to their concerns about state government continues to be one of the most important parts of my job,” Rep. Bellino said. “I was proud to host…

Rep. Bellino joined by local business owners for opening of the 100th Legislature

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe was joined by his wife and local business owners at the state Capitol Wednesday to officially open the 100th Michigan Legislature. Rep. Bellino was administered the oath of office by Michigan Supreme Court Justice Stephen Markman.   FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: John Fiorelli (Owner of Fiorellis in Flat Rock),…

Rep. Bellino: It’s time to repeal Michigan’s pension tax

State Rep. Joe Bellino today introduced a plan to repeal Michigan’s pension tax, a move that would help seniors of today and tomorrow hold onto more of their own hard-earned money. Bellino’s plan – introduced on the first day of the new legislative session – would eliminate the pension tax that was first charged in…