Rep. Howrylak commends focus on transparency, mental health, economy

State Rep. Martin Howrylak, of Troy, is pleased that government accountability, mental health services and the Michigan economy will be top priorities in the House during the 2017-2018 session. “Citizens deserve greater transparency at all levels of government,” Howrylak said. “Similarly, we must find targeted ways to improve mental health services and strengthen our economy…

Rep. Howrylak bill that reforms school discipline signed into law

Participating in Gov. Rick Snyder’s bill signing ceremony today of Public Act 364 of 2016 were Rep. Peter Lucido, Rep. Andy Schor, Rep. Adam Zemke, Rep. David LaGrand and Rep. Martin Howrylak. This legislation was part of a bill package that will provide schools with greater discretion regarding the decision to suspend or expel a…

Rep. Howrylak to host second Consumer Education event

State Rep. Martin Howrylak, of Troy, is partnering with the Michigan Attorney General’s office to host a second Consumer Education (formerly Senior Brigade) event on Friday, March 3. This presentation will cover investment fraud warning signs, how to recognize identity theft, Ponzi, pyramid schemes, and other “red flags.” “All too often, criminals target individuals who…

Rep. Howrylak introduces legislation in honor of Troy police officer

State Rep. Martin Howrylak, of Troy, introduced legislation this week in honor of Troy Police Officer Martin “Marty” Chivas, who died in the line of duty on April 22, 1974. If enacted, this legislation would name the portion of I-75 located at the Rochester Road exit as the “Officer Martin ‘Marty’ Chivas Memorial Highway.” “Our…

Rep. Howrylak announces February office hours

State Rep. Martin Howrylak, of Troy, will be hosting office hours on Feb. 25 in Troy and on Feb. 27 in Clawson. The residents of the 41st House District are encouraged to attend and meet with Rep. Howrylak. Office Hours: Feb 25th 3–4:30 p.m. – Troy Library , 510 W Big Beaver Rd, Troy Feb…

Rep. Howrylak introduces bill to reduce taxes for retirees, seniors

Rep. Martin Howrylak of Troy introduced legislation today that seeks to significantly lower the tax burden for retirees. “I came to Lansing with the desire to provide taxpayers in Troy and Clawson and across the state with tax relief,” Howrylak said. “The retirement income tax exclusion was eliminated several years ago and my goal is…

Rep. Howrylak joins bipartisan effort to increase government accountability

State Representative Martin Howrylak, of Troy, joined a bipartisan group of representatives as a co-sponsor of landmark legislation that will expand government transparency in the state of Michigan. If enacted, the bill package will make the executive branch subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and create a similar records disclosure system for the…

Rep. Howrylak named vice chair of Oversight Committee

State Representative Martin Howrylak, of Troy, received his committee assignments for the 2017-18 session on Thursday He will serve as the Vice Chair of the Oversight Committee and as a member of the Judiciary, Law and Justice, and Tax Policy committees. “House committees play an important role in the legislative process by conducting oversight and…

Rep. Howrylak introduces legislation to provide tax relief for all citizens

State Representative Martin Howrylak introduced his first bill in the 2017-2018 session today, which seeks to lower the tax burden for all Michigan residents. Although incomes are on the rise in Michigan, many citizens and their families are still struggling to recover financially. If enacted, Rep. Howrylak’s legislation would amend the Income Tax Act and…

Gov. Snyder signs legislation co-sponsored by Rep. Howrylak

Rep. Martin Howrylak, of Troy, joined Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday to celebrate the signing of an important criminal justice reform he co-sponsored. This bill removed a provision in the Corrections Code, which prevented a prisoner sentenced to life in prison from being granted a parole hearing if the successor judge filed a written objection….

Rep. Howrylak commends commitment to transparency for Michigan House

Speaker of the House Tom Leonard announced this week that the financial disclosure and transparency website for the Michigan House of Representatives will include access to salary information for representatives and House employees. “Our government works best when it is held accountable by the people,” said Rep. Martin Howrylak of Troy. “I commend Speaker Leonard’s…

Troy business leader joins Rep. Howrylak for the State of the State Address

State Rep Martin Howrylak, R-Troy, was joined by Paul Zapatka, the president for Advanced Home Care, for this evening’s State of the State address. Gov. Rick Snyder’s annual address to the joint session of the House and Senate in the Capitol begins the new legislative session by outlining goals for the upcoming year, while also…