Rep. Howrylak votes to bring end to driver responsibility fees

Bills provide path to restored driving privileges   State Rep. Martin Howrylak today voted for sweeping bipartisan legislation to eliminate driver responsibility fees by Oct. 1, 2018 and forgive outstanding debt. Rep. Howrylak, of Troy, said he voted for the legislative package because driver responsibility fees do nothing to improve driving skills. The assessments only…

Rep. Howrylak joins Legislature in approving tax relief for Michigan residents

Representative Martin Howrylak of Troy joined the state Legislature today in giving final legislative approval to bills that increase personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents on income taxes. “Increasing the personal exemption is a smart, sound strategy for lowering taxes,” said Howrylak, who has introduced his own version of legislation to reduce taxes…

Rep. Howrylak welcomes investment from local business

North American Interconnect, a manufacturer of wire and cable assemblies, plans to expand its engineering, research and development operations in the city of Troy. “I’m pleased North American Interconnect is investing in Troy and its residents,” Rep. Martin Howrylak said. “Increasing local commerce will greatly impact the economic strength of the city and its surrounding…

Rep. Howrylak calls for creation of Young Adult Commission

State Representative Martin Howrylak has introduced legislation to create the Michigan Young Adult Commission, which would represent Michigan’s teenagers and young adults between the ages of 16 and 28. “This commission would provide lawmakers input from Michigan’s future generations,” said Howrylak, of Troy. “These individuals represent the next leaders for our state. This gives them…

Rep. Howrylak continues efforts to ease tax burden on families, seniors

Bills now go to the Senate for consideration   State Rep. Martin Howrylak today voted in favor of tax relief, continuing his efforts to reduce the tax hardship on Michigan families. The bills continue and increase personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents on their income taxes, while providing additional relief for senior citizens….

Rep. Howrylak hosts Clawson mayor for State of the State

    PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Martin Howrylak of Troy was joined by Clawson Mayor Debbie Wooley for Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address at the Michigan Capitol. It was Gov. Snyder’s final State of the State speech.

Rep. Howrylak to host consumer education event on Feb. 9

State Rep. Martin Howrylak of Troy is partnering with the Michigan attorney general’s office to host a consumer education event on Friday, Feb. 9. This month’s presentation will feature information on how to avoid identity theft and what should be done in the event of a stolen identity. “This is a great opportunity to learn…

Rep. Howrylak: Time is now for Michigan to employ a state-run bank

State Rep. Martin Howrylak, of Troy, today formally introduced a bipartisan package of bills that would create and maintain a state bank. The bank would be authorized to engage in limited banking activities, including the facilitation of loans to eligible groups, municipalities and those who qualify for business-related subsidies. “This is a fiscally responsible solution…

House approves Rep. Howrylak’s bill protecting Fourth Amendment

Legislation bars state and local governments from supporting federal government’s warrantless surveillance programs State Rep. Martin Howrylak’s legislation safeguarding the Fourth Amendment rights of Michigan residents was approved today by the Michigan House 107-1, with overwhelming bipartisan support. Under House Bill 4430, state and local governments are prohibited from assisting or providing support to the…

Rep. Howrylak announces January office hours

State Rep. Martin Howrylak of Troy invites residents to join him for local office hours during the month of January. “I value the opportunity to meet residents and discuss matters of state government,” Rep. Howrylak said. “I look forward to spending time with friends and neighbors at my upcoming office hours and discussing the policy…

Rep. Howrylak introduced 36 bills, missed no votes in 2017

State Rep. Martin Howrylak of Troy finished 2017 without missing any of the Michigan House’s 512 roll call votes. It’s the fifth straight year of perfect voting attendance for Howrylak. He has participated in all 3,117 votes during his tenure representing the 41st District, according to a compilation from MichiganVotes.org. “I want the voices of…

Senate approves Howrylak’s state unemployment system reform legislation

The Michigan Senate today voted unanimously to approve legislation authored by state Rep. Martin Howrylak to improve Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA). Rep. Howrylak’s proposal is part of a bipartisan bill package. The reforms were developed by a workgroup comprised of business leaders, claimant advocates and bipartisan legislators. The package was introduced to improve accountability…