Rep. Berman ‘Raise the Age’ reforms advancing to governor’s desk

Bipartisan proposals would see 17-year-olds no longer automatically treated as adults in court Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Ryan Berman to end current policy requiring all 17-year-olds to be automatically treated as adults in Michigan’s criminal justice system is one step from being law. Berman, of Commerce Township, said Michigan is one of just four…

OPINION: From tragedy to taking action: Why I’m behind Lilliana’s Law

By state Rep. Ryan Berman of Commerce Township  As parents, when we have young children, we make sure things are safe for them. It’s instinctual. Countless things are examined every hour of every day. We read up on defective toys and car seats. We make sure cupboards are secure, things that may become choking hazards…

Rep. Berman announces October office hours

State Rep. Ryan Berman of Commerce Township invites constituents of the 39th District to his upcoming October office hours on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Commerce Township Community Library, 180 E. Commerce Road in Commerce. “The Legislature carefully crafted a state budget that works for Oakland County and everyone across Michigan….

Rep. Berman announces September office hours

State Rep. Ryan Berman of Commerce Township invites constituents of the 39th District to his upcoming September office hours. Rep. Berman will meet with residents on Monday, September 23 at the following time and location: 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. at Commerce Township Community Library, 180 E. Commerce Road in Commerce. No appointments are necessary to…

OPINION: Patriot Week is symbolic to what America is all about

Mid-September covers a lot of ground in terms of the history of our great nation. Every year as we approach Sept. 11, we sometimes see pictures on television and across social media of the World Trade Center towers still intact and commanding the New York City skyline before the events that transpired in 2001. They…

Rep. Berman resolution honors Patriot Week

State Rep. Ryan Berman, of Commerce Township, today introduced a resolution declaring the week of Sept. 11-17 as Patriot Week in the state of Michigan. The week serves both as remembrance for the victims of the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 and recognition of events that led to the signing of the Constitution of The…

Rep. Berman welcomes guest for Sept. 11 ceremony

State Rep. Ryan Berman of Commerce Township speaks with his guest Wolverine Lake Police Chief John Ellsworth in the Capitol rotunda prior to the House of Representatives 9/11 ceremony on Wednesday.

Rep. Berman proposal acts as safeguard for consumers in ticket resale industry

State Rep. Ryan Berman, of Commerce Township, today formally introduced a plan protecting consumers from fraud when they purchase re-sold tickets. Commonly referred to as ‘scalping’ tickets, individuals often buy and sell admission to theatre shows, athletic games, concerts and other events through secondary markets. The internet has offered fertile ground for this practice and…

Rep. Berman announces August office hours

State Rep. Ryan Berman of Commerce Township invites constituents of the 39th District to his upcoming August office hours. Rep. Berman will meet with residents on Monday, August 26 at the following time and location: 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Commerce Township Community Library, 180 E. Commerce Road in Commerce. No appointments are necessary to…

Berman: End the shell game by sending all fuel taxes to the roads

Any Michigan family knows the best way to stay on top of your budget and pay for the things you need is to keep it simple. That’s why with this state budget, the House of Representatives took the initiative to ensure that every tax dollar paid at the gas pump goes toward fixing our roads….

Rep. Berman announces July office hours

State Rep. Ryan Berman of Commerce Township invites constituents of the 39th District to his upcoming July office hours. “We have been working on a number of important issues in Lansing recently and I would like to hear your feedback,” Rep. Berman said. “I look forward to discussing these topics and answering any questions you…