Rep. Howrylak and Randy Gillary designating April 2017 as Michigan Student Athlete Cardiac Awareness Month

2017 March E-Newsletter

  Dear Friends, Hello and welcome to my March e-newsletter! First and foremost, I hope you and your family stayed safe during the intense winds we experienced recently. If you are working with an insurance company to file a claim for damages caused by the high winds, I encourage you to visit the Department of…

Rep. Howrylak votes to enhance government transparency

Rep. Martin Howrylak today joined a bipartisan majority of state representatives in voting to make state government more transparent to Michigan residents. Howrylak, of Troy, said the 11-bill legislative package makes the governor and lieutenant governor subject to the Freedom of Information Act and creates a similar disclosure requirement for state representatives and senators called…

Rep. Howrylak hosts office hours in Troy and Clawson

State Rep. Martin Howrylak of Troy will host two office hour events at local libraries in March. Saturday, March 25 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Troy Library, 510 W. Big Beaver Road in Troy; Monday, March 27 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Blair Memorial Library, 416 N Main Street in Clawson….

Rep. Howrylak introduces legislation to reduce PAC campaign contributions

Today, State Representative Martin Howrylak introduced legislation to reduce the campaign contribution limit for Political Action Committees (PACs). If signed into law, Rep. Howrylak’s proposal would reduce the amount an independent committee or PAC could contribute to a candidate in an election cycle from 10 times the individual contribution limit to five times the individual…

2017 February E-Newsletter

Dear Friends, Hello and welcome to my February e-newsletter! I hope you and your family have taken the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful weather we’ve had recently. These warmer than normal temperatures provided wonderful opportunities to get outside for a long walk or a relaxing bike ride in our community. I’d like to spend a…

Rep. Howrylak introduces legislation to enhance government accountability

State Rep. Martin Howrylak has introduced legislation to establish an Open Government Commission within the Michigan Department of Civil Rights. If enacted, Rep. Howrylak’s proposal would establish the Open Government Commission to receive and respond to citizen complaints. The commission may refer complaints to the Attorney General or recommend policies to a public body after…

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…