Rep. Howrylak, House OK state budget for the coming fiscal year

Notable increases for education, mental health, and transportation   State Rep. Martin Howrylak today voted in support of the state budget, which included increases for Michigan’s K-12 schools, mental health services, road improvements, and the state’s rainy-day fund. Rep. Howrylak, of Troy, said spending on education has steadily increased each year he has served the…

Rep. Howrylak bill seeks to update aspects of the Open Meetings Act

State Rep. Martin Howrylak introduced legislation to update citizen protections in the Open Meetings Act (OMA). Rep. Howrylak’s proposal would clarify that OMA violations can be in the past or ongoing when a citizen files a civil action against a public body. The bill specifies that an OMA violation must be tried in the state…

Rep. Howrylak seeks to enhance local control and fireworks safety

State Representative Martin Howrylak, of Troy, introduced legislation to provide local governments with more flexibility regarding fireworks safety. If Rep. Howrylak’s proposal is signed into law, local governments will be permitted to enact and enforce ordinances related to consumer firework use any time other than daytime and evening hours on July 3-5, Dec. 31, and…

June 2017 Newsletter

Dear Friends, Hello and welcome to my June e-newsletter! The beautiful summer season is just around the corner. If you and your family are looking to travel this summer, I encourage you to contact my office at 517-373-1783 to request a free copy of the Pure Michigan Travel Guide. This informative publication showcases fun outdoor…

Rep. Howrylak announces consumer education event on June 16

State Rep. Martin Howrylak of Troy is partnering with the Michigan Attorney General’s office to host his fourth consumer education event this year on Friday, June 16 at the Hunter Community Center, located at 509 Fisher Court in Clawson. This event is intended to provide citizens with information regarding the latest phone, mail and online…

House passes legislation to honor Troy police officer

Today the Michigan House voted unanimously to pass legislation in honor of Troy Police Officer Martin “Marty” Chivas, who died in the line of duty on April 22, 1974. Officer Chivas, was killed while investigating a burglary at a gas station on Rochester Road and I-75. Officer Chivas was only 24 years old. If enacted,…

Rep. Howrylak announces June office hours

State Rep. Martin Howrylak of Troy will host office hours on June 17 in Troy and on June 19 in Clawson. Saturday, June 17 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Troy Library, 510 W. Big Beaver Road in Troy; Monday, June 19 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Blair Memorial Library, 416 N….

Rep. Howrylak introduces proposal to improve oversight of the Michigan Strategic Fund

State Rep. Martin Howrylak this week introduced legislation requiring all Michigan Strategic Fund resources to pass through the appropriations process before being distributed to corporations. “The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) currently operates with limited budgetary oversight,” said Rep. Howrylak. “Therefore, the current process lacks accountability and must be reformed.” In 2016 alone, the MEDC…

May 2017 Newsletter

Dear Friends, Hello and welcome to my May e-newsletter! Over the last month, the Legislature has been working diligently on a variety of policy issues and the state budget. I’d like to spend a few minutes providing you with a brief update from our state capital. I hope you find this information helpful as you…

Rep. Howrylak bill will reduce distracted driving deaths and enhance traffic safety

State Representative Martin Howrylak today gave testimony in the Michigan House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in support of his bill that would reduce distracted driving crashes by requiring drivers to operate a mobile device in hands-free mode while driving. This will preserve the driver’s ability to use a cell phone, while also protecting the lives…

Rep. Howrylak seeks passage of legislation to honor Troy police officer

Today State Representative Martin Howrylak (Right), Mayor Dan Slater, Police Chief Gary Mayer, and Troy Police Officer John Julian (Left) testified in the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on behalf of legislation to in honor of Troy Police Officer Martin “Marty” Chivas, who died in the line of duty on April 22, 1974. Troy Police Officer…

Representatives ask for Attorney General opinion on AK Steel

LANSING —State Reps. Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit), Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn), Peter Lucido (R-Shelby Township) and Martin Howrylak (R-Troy) announced today that they are asking Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette for an opinion about the legality of the  Michigan Strategic Fund board’s approval transferring Severstal North America’s tax credits to AK Steel. The legislators said that by…