Rep. Berman: Give local officials more input in alcohol regulation

Legislator authors opt-in plan offering municipalities more independence   Local establishments with licenses to sell alcohol would have the freedom to extend their hours of operation upon approval from community officials under legislation introduced today by state Rep. Ryan Berman of Commerce Township. Under Berman’s plan, local governments will be given the option to allow…

Rep. Berman attends annual State of the State address

State Rep. Ryan Berman of Commerce Township welcomed his brother Tom Berman to the state Capitol for the annual State of the State address. Tom Berman, President of PEN, Inc., also recently served as an Oakland County Commissioner and a Keego Harbor City Council Member. Rep. Berman represents the residents of the city of Wixom,…

Rep. Berman announces February office hour

State Rep. Ryan Berman of Commerce Township will host a local office hour on Monday, Feb. 25 to meet with constituents of the 39th District. “I am committed to being open and accessible to residents at all times,” Rep. Berman said. “I encourage everyone to join me and share their thoughts on how we can…

Rep. Berman calls for a closer examination of the MCCA

Lawmaker’s plan ensures transparency and accountability State Rep. Ryan Berman, of Commerce Township, today introduced a bipartisan plan increasing transparency and accountability within the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA). Under the plan, the state Legislature would have the ability to review a yearly audit of the MCCA – a private, nonprofit entity which reimburses insurance…

Rep. Berman tapped for leadership role on regulatory committee

State Rep. Ryan Berman was appointed this week by Speaker Lee Chatfield to serve as vice chair of the House Committee on Regulatory Reform. The committee is tasked with deliberation on various regulatory issues in Michigan including liquor, gaming, lottery, occupational regulation, construction, administrative rules and other issues. “My work as a general practice attorney…

Rep. Berman fights for increased government transparency with first bill

State Rep. Ryan Berman, along with a bipartisan group of his Michigan House colleagues, has introduced a comprehensive plan to increase the transparency of state government. Berman, of Commerce Township, said Michigan is one of a very few states that still exempts its governor, lieutenant governor and the Legislature from sunshine laws. The bipartisan solution…

Rep. Berman joined by family for opening of the 100th Legislature

State Rep. Ryan Berman of Commerce Township was joined by his family at the state Capitol Wednesday to officially open the 100th Michigan Legislature. Rep. Berman was administered the oath of office by Michigan Supreme Court Justice Stephen Markman. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Kathleen Dreifus (mother), Stacie Berman (wife), Sloane Berman (daughter), Morgan Berman (daughter),…

Rep. Berman ready to serve local residents

State Rep. Ryan Berman of Commerce Township today announced his legislative office is open and ready to serve residents of the 39th House District. “The hard-working residents of the 39th District deserve a committed voice to represent them in the state Capitol,” Rep. Berman said. “Please get in touch with my office if we can…