Rep. Howrylak’s resolution shines light on animal homelessness in Michigan

State Rep. Martin Howrylak of Troy today promoted House Resolution 126, which declares Aug. 19 as International Homeless Animals Day throughout the state. Each year, over 7 million companion animals enter shelters in the United States and approximately 2.7 million of the animals are euthanized. Sadly, Michigan is contributing to this troubling problem. According to…

Rep. Howrylak announces August office hours

State Rep. Martin Howrylak will host office hours on Aug. 26 in Troy. “I believe talking to friends and neighbors is the best way to gather ideas,” Howrylak said. “Residents who are interested in discussing legislative matters or who have questions related to state government are encouraged to stop by at their leisure.” Office hours…

Rep. Howrylak encourages community to submit input on mental health services

Website will assist House task force in forming policy ideas State Representative Martin Howrylak today encouraged Oakland County residents to submit feedback to a House Task Force reviewing mental health services in Michigan. Rep. Howrylak, of Troy, said he hopes community members will participate by submitting their feedback. Citizens who have suggestions regarding veterans’ care,…

Legislation seeks to update state’s juvenile criminal justice system

State Rep. Martin Howrylak has introduced legislation to reform Michigan’s juvenile justice system. Rep. Howrylak’s proposal raises the adult criminal age to 18 and provides judges with increased flexibility to ensure punitive sentences are appropriate for the crime. This legislation allows offenders who are 17 years old to be processed in the juvenile court system,…

Rep. Howrylak seeks Michigan Taxpayer Bill of Rights

State Rep. Martin Howrylak introduced House Joint Resolution T, which would amend Michigan’s Constitution (Section 28 of Article IX) to limit state spending and establish a Taxpayer Bill of Rights. If enacted, Rep. Howrylak’s proposal will limit the maximum increase in spending for each fiscal year to the annual inflation rate for the immediately preceding…

Howrylak votes to safeguard taxpayers from corporate welfare bills

Today, State Representative Martin Howrylak voted in opposition of Senate Bills 242-244 to protect Michigan taxpayers from crony capitalism. “As a member of the Tax Policy Committee who seeks to be a responsible steward of our state’s limited financial resources, I have serious concerns with these bills,” said Rep. Howrylak. “I am adamantly opposed to…

Rep. Howrylak announces July office hours

State Rep. Martin Howrylak of Troy will host office hours on July 29 in Troy and July 31 in Clawson. Saturday, July 29 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Troy Library, 510 W. Big Beaver Road in Troy; and Monday, July 31 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Blair Memorial Library, 416 N….

Rep. Howrylak honors Troy resident at Beaumont Hospital

State Representative Martin Howrylak presented a tribute to Troy resident Michael Watts at Beaumont Hospital in recognition of his PEARLS Award. “Mr. Watts is highly regarded by patients and staff at Troy Beaumont Hospital for his compassion and commitment to outstanding patient care,” said Rep. Howrylak. “It was a pleasure to present a tribute to…

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…