Bellino’s locking prescription vial plan prevents teenage opioid abuse

Legislator: Youth opioid abuse starts in the medicine cabinet, not on the streets State Rep. Joe Bellino today delivered testimony during the House Health Policy Committee in support of his plan to prevent teenage opioid abuse and pilfering from the family medicine cabinet by implementing locking prescription vials. Pilfering, Bellino explained, is the process of…

Rep. Bellino named Ducks Unlimited ‘Legislator of the Year’

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe was recently recognized by Ducks Unlimited as the group’s Legislator of the Year. Bellino, a member of the House Natural Resources Committee, was honored alongside committee chairman Rep. Gary Howell last week for their work to establish a voluntary wetland restoration program in Michigan. “Right now, community organizations such…

Rep. Bellino set to host local coffee hours in August

State Rep. Joe Bellino invites residents to chat with him about state and local issues during a three-stop tour on Monday, Aug. 27 in communities across Michigan’s 17th House District. Bellino, of Monroe, will meet with residents one-on-one if they wish to share comments or concerns at the following times and locations: • 8:30 a.m. to…

Rep. Bellino to host opioid town hall on Aug. 15

State Rep. Joseph Bellino, of Monroe, today invited residents to an upcoming public town hall titled “Let’s Talk About Opioids.” The event will run from 7-9 p.m. on Aug. 15 at St. Mary Catholic Central School, located at 108 W. Elm Ave. in Monroe. “This is a serious matter in southeast Michigan and all across…

Rep. Bellino: Budget Supports Southeast Michigan Communities

As a state representative one of my top priorities is to help Michigan become an even better place to live, work and raise a family. That is why earlier this month I supported a state budget that saves money for Michigan taxpayers, and improves roads, public safety, and health care. I am committed to serving…

Rep. Bellino highlights state funding for Stoney Creek Road improvements

State Rep. Joe Bellino today hosted a press conference announcing more details of state funding coming to support improvements on South Stoney Creek Road in Monroe County. Bellino helped secure $3.35 million in state support for the project. The money is included in a state budget approved by the Michigan Legislature and awaiting Gov. Rick…

Rep. Bellino: State budget will help Monroe performing arts center

A Monroe performing arts center will benefit from the new state budget, Rep. Joe Bellino said. Bellino successfully secured final legislative approval of $73,000 for the River Raisin Centre for the Arts in the new state budget. The money is allocated for maintenance. “The RRCA is the ‘Arts Heart’ of Monroe,” Bellino said. “It is…

Rep. Bellino: State money lined up to support Monroe community center

A Monroe community center is set to receive $100,000 in state support, thanks to the efforts of state Rep. Joe Bellino. The money will support the Arthur Lesow Community Center. Bellino helped secure the funding as part of a state budget bill recently approved by the Michigan Legislature. The center — established in the early…

Rep. Bellino secures funding for women’s recovery home in Monroe

Rep. Joe Bellino this week successfully secured final legislative approval of special funding for a women’s addiction recovery home in Monroe. The new Michigan state budget plan includes $100,000 to assist construction projects at Paula’s House, a facility for women who are homeless and have substance abuse problems. “It’s a place to help them get…

Rep. Bellino: Money coming to repair Stoney Creek Road in Monroe County

State Rep. Joe Bellino today announced he has secured money in the new state budget to improve Stoney Creek Road, an essential Monroe County route traveled by thousands of people every day. The budget approved by the Michigan Legislature includes $3.35 million to improve the road, a primary east-west route in the district Bellino represents….

Rep. Bellino to host June office hours

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe has set his local office hours for the month of June. The representative will be available Friday, June 22 at the following times and locations: 9 to 10 a.m. at Biggby, 26614 Telegraph Road in Flat Rock; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Carleton Library, 1444 Kent St. in…