Rep. Marino blasts Pentagon’s move to weaken PFAS regulations

State Rep. Steve Marino, of Harrison Township, today reacted to reports that the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has been lobbying for a more lenient standard for cleaning up toxic chemicals used for decades in firefighting foam used for decades at Air Force bases during drills. “This is an underhanded and dishonest attempt by federal…

Rep. Marino votes to make state government more accountable

Plan extends open record requirements to governor, Legislature State Rep. Steve Marino today voted to approve a bipartisan plan to make state government more accountable to the people of Michigan. Marino, of Harrison Township, said the House unanimously approved the multi-bill proposal. “The public deserves access to information about the way their state officials are…

Rep. Marino votes to support lakeshore conservation and recreation

State Rep. Steve Marino voted today in favor of a plan to improve Waterfront Park in Harrison Township and to add acreage to two other Clinton Township parks. The legislation approved by the House of Representatives, with Marino’s support, includes $156,000 to remove an existing seawall at Waterfront Park along Jefferson Avenue and replace it…

Rep. Marino will chair House Commerce and Tourism Committee

State Rep. Steve Marino, of Harrison Township, has been named chair of the Michigan House of Representatives Commerce and Tourism Committee for the 2019-20 session. Marino was also appointed to serve as vice chair of the Local Government and Municipal Finance Committee as well as a member of the committees on Elections and Ethics, and…

Marino bill to allow spouses of deceased military heroes property tax exemptions

State Rep. Steve Marino today introduced a plan extending a disabled veterans property tax exemption to include un-remarried, surviving spouses of Michigan veterans who died from service-connected causes while on active duty. In 2013, the Disabled Veterans Exemption was created to give property tax exemptions for 100-percent disabled veterans who were honorably discharged from the…

Marino’s plan to modernize boater safety certification headed to governor’s desk

Rep. Steve Marino’s plan to allow boaters to present electronic proof of their safety certificate instead of the traditional paper license heads to the governor’s desk for his consideration. The Michigan Senate unanimously approved the measure Wednesday. “We have the technology available to offer Michiganders better options to present proof of their boater’s safety certificate…

Macomb delegation: Give communities more control over fireworks

The Michigan House today voted to give local municipalities more control over the sale, use and safety of consumer-grade fireworks within their borders after approving bipartisan plans sponsored by Macomb County legislators. State Reps. John Chirkun, Diana Farrington, Kevin Hertel, Pamela Hornberger, Peter Lucido, Steve Marino, William Sowerby and Jeff Yaroch combined in a joint…

Yaroch, Marino: Governor has duty to decide on requests for removal of elected officials

Issue surrounding Macomb Township trustee inspires legislation State Reps. Jeff Yaroch and Steve Marino have introduced a plan requiring the governor’s office to promptly make a determination when anyone makes a formal request for the removal of an elected official due to gross neglect of duty or corrupt conduct in office. The legislators, who each…

Rep. Marino invites residents to town hall meeting

State Rep. Steve Marino welcomes all to attend a town hall meeting on Monday, Oct. 8 discussing concerns over possible PFAS contamination of drinking water and the conditions of Lake St. Clair. “The safety of our drinking water and preservation of our lakes and rivers is a high priority of mine as your state legislator,”…

Rep. Marino: Loophole identified in Michigan election law must be fixed

Plan to deter fraud, preserve election integrity approved by House State Rep. Steve Marino’s solution to preserving the integrity of elections in Michigan was overwhelmingly approved today by the Michigan House. Marino, of Harrison Township, said a recent Michigan Supreme Court decision identified a hole in the state’s election law. “While a penalty for election…

Reps. Marino, Yaroch: Township board members must be held accountable

Proposal compelling meeting attendance passes House floor vote A plan from state Rep. Steve Marino and co-sponsored by state Rep. Jeff Yaroch to compel the attendance of board members and officers at township meetings was advanced on Wednesday in a vote by the Michigan House. House Bill 5950 was introduced by Marino, of Harrison Township,…