Rep. Marino introduces legislation to make common sense ethics reforms

LANSING – State Representative Steve Marino (R-Harrison Township) introduced a three-bill package to enact common sense ethics reforms and ensure proper governance. “The changes I’ve proposed will lead to increased transparency and ensure that bureaucrats are held accountable to the people,” Marino said. “Public service is a privilege, but not the privilege to use a…

Rep. Marino votes for bill cracking down on corruption

Public employees convicted of fraud lose public retirement benefits under plan State Rep. Steve Marino of Harrison Township today praised his colleagues in the Michigan House of Representatives for unanimously approving legislation to increase penalties for public employees convicted of felony embezzlement and fraud. “Retirement benefits are offered to school and government employees who commit…

Rep. Marino supports educational options for high school students

State Rep. Steve Marino, of Harrison Township, today voted in support of merit curriculum legislation that will give high school students more flexibility in their education choices and help better connect with 21st century jobs. “We have the opportunity to help our children be better prepared for life after graduation, because we know right now…

Michigan House approves urgent funding for Macomb County sinkhole

The Michigan House today overwhelmingly approved a funding bill urgently needed to address health and safety issues related to the Macomb County sinkhole emergency. The bill approved with bipartisan support includes $3 million from the state to help protect people, property and the environment from potential sewage overflows as crews continue to address the sinkhole…

Rep. Marino details top priorities in Republican Action Plan

State Rep. Steve Marino today said efforts helping military members and veterans, law enforcement and the state’s infrastructure are among his top priorities during this session of the Michigan Legislature. Marino, of Harrison Township, joined colleagues announcing the 2017-18 House Republican Action Plan. The wide-ranging plan lists top priorities over the next two years to…

Marino joins bipartisan effort to make state government more accountable

State Rep. Steve Marino of Harrison Township today joined a bipartisan effort to make Michigan’s state government more accountable to the people it serves. Marino joined colleagues in announcing a proposal to make Michigan’s Legislature subject to more public records disclosure through the Legislative Open Records Act. The 11-bill package also calls for a similar…

Marino appointed to Michigan House budget committee

State Rep. Steve Marino was appointed to the House Appropriations Committee – which designates how the state’s budget is allocated among the various state departments – today by Speaker Tom Leonard. Marino, of Harrison Township, will help craft budgets related to Military and Veterans Affairs, Michigan State Police and other areas during the 2017-18 session…

Rep. Marino conducting weekly in-district office hours

State Rep. Steve Marino today said he has started meeting with people in the district every Monday and Friday to listen to concerns and ideas they have about state and local government. Marino, of Harrison Township, said he is available for office hour-style meetings between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. every Monday and Friday so…

Rep. Marino takes oath of office from chief justice

State Rep. Steve Marino, R-Harrison Township, is joined by (from left), his father Joe; Savannah Fratrick; his mother Susan; and his sister Sara as he is sworn into office by Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen Markman. The newly elected representative said he is eager to get to work representing communities in Harrison, Clinton and…

Rep. Marino opens Lansing office, announces contact info

State Rep. Steve Marino officially opened his Lansing office to serve people in the 24th House District and announced important contact information for people to easily reach him and his staff. People can contact Rep. Marino by phone at (517) 373-0113; mail correspondence to S788 House Office Building, P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI 48909-7514; or by…