Reps. Farrington, Marino: Plan to improve state disaster funding signed into law

New laws sponsored by two Macomb County representatives will help Michigan communities seeking to secure state funds to deal with disasters. Bills sponsored by state Reps. Steve Marino and Diana Farrington were recently signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder. The new laws increase the minimum balance of the state disaster fund to $2.5 million…

Plan from Reps. Farrington, Marino to boost Kiwanis fundraising signed into law

Kiwanis fundraising in Michigan will be aided with new laws sponsored by Reps. Diana Farrington and Steve Marino of Macomb County. The measures signed into law this week will allow Michigan residents to voluntarily donate to the Kiwanis when they file their state income taxes. “The Kiwanis benefit our community in countless ways,” said Farrington,…

Three Macomb County representatives lead Michigan House plan to help Kiwanis fundraising

The state House today approved plans from three Macomb County state representatives to expand fundraising options for Kiwanis organizations in Michigan. Bills sponsored by Reps. Diana Farrington and Steve Marino would allow Michigan residents to voluntarily donate to the Kiwanis when they file their state income taxes. Legislation from Rep. Peter Lucido would create a…

Reps. Marino, Yaroch testify on plan to hold township board members, officers accountable for meeting attendance

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Reps. Steve Marino (left) of Harrison Township and Jeff Yaroch of Richmond today offered testimony on House Bill 5950 before the House Local Government Committee. City councils, school boards, county commissions and charter township boards in Michigan currently have measures in place outlining expectations for attendance and orderly activity from members. HB…

Marino, Yaroch bill provides clarity concerning Macomb Township trustee

State Reps. Steve Marino and Jeff Yaroch today introduced legislation to eliminate any uncertainty as to whether Macomb Township Trustee Dino Bucci is guilty of misconduct in office. The legislators, who each represent a portion of Macomb Township, said regardless of the criminal charges Bucci faces, shirking his responsibilities as Macomb Township trustee and skipping…

Rep. Marino hosts over 100 job providers at town hall

State Rep. Steve Marino of Harrison Township hosted local job providers for a town hall meeting with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation on Monday, May 7. He was joined by County Executive Mark Hackel, Public Works Commissioner Candice Miller, and Harrison Township Supervisor Kenneth J. Verkest. “This was a great opportunity for open discussion between…

House passes Marino legislation funding substance abuse treatment

Legislator: Liquor tax revenues will help fund local programs The Michigan House of Representatives today approved legislation introduced by Rep. Steve Marino to help local agencies fight substance abuse in the state. Marino’s bill would dedicate 50 percent of future revenues raised through state liquor taxes to Michigan’s local community mental health (CMH) agencies. Each…

State representatives call on governor to remove Macomb Township trustee

Reps. Marino, Yaroch: Bucci should resign or be removed from office State Reps. Steve Marino and Jeff Yaroch today sent Gov. Rick Snyder letters calling on him to exercise his authority to remove a Macomb Township trustee from office. Rep. Marino said Trustee Dino Bucci has exhibited corrupt conduct in office and gross neglect of…

Rep. Marino reads to local classrooms

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Steve Marino reads to a group of students at Graham Elementary School. State Rep. Steve Marino of Harrison Township completed his March is Reading Month tour reading to over 1,100 elementary students while visiting dozens of local classrooms. “I appreciate the opportunity to share the importance of reading with students of…

Rep. Marino: More road money headed to Macomb County, but reforms are needed

More money for urgently needed road repairs is headed to Macomb County after a funding boost was signed into state law, state Rep. Steve Marino of Harrison Township said today. Marino supported the additional $175 million in statewide transportation funding for use this construction season. Much of the money is headed directly to counties and…