Rep. Marino’s bill helps people with driver responsibility fees regain licenses

Bill package also forgives outstanding debt   The Michigan House today approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Steve Marino to eliminate driver responsibility fees and forgive outstanding debt on Oct. 1. Marino, of Harrison Township, said his measure enables individuals who successfully complete a DUI/sobriety court program to get their driving privileges restored. “I believe…

Rep. Marino: It’s time to increase fees for politicians

Legislation would increase funding for local governments State Rep. Steve Marino, R-Harrison Township, today testified before the House Elections and Ethics Committee in support of legislation he spearheaded to increase filing fees for candidates seeking election to various offices. Marino said the filing fees state candidates can opt to pay in lieu of circulating a…

Marino: Macomb veteran services benefit with grant

State Rep. Steve Marino cosponsored legislation Wednesday encouraging state counties to establish and maintain veteran service offices through a new grant program. Under the measure, each county with a veteran service office that satisfies pre-approved requirements would receive $25,000, plus an additional amount based on the number of veterans in the county. To continue receiving…

Macomb County legislators laud measure ensuring effective use of PFAS cleanup funds

The five Republican legislators representing Macomb County residents today supported a resolution in the Michigan House ensuring effective use of state funds provided to address a contaminant identified in the Clinton River and Lake St. Clair. In December, the Legislature agreed to allocate $23.2 million to provide testing, monitoring and technical assistance at more than…

Rep. Marino bill helps fund substance abuse treatment

Legislator wants liquor tax revenues to fund programs The House Health Policy committee approved legislation introduced by Rep. Steve Marino to help local agencies fight substance abuse in Michigan. Marino’s bill would dedicate a portion of the money raised through state liquor taxes to Michigan’s local community mental health agencies. Each local board would provide…

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

State Rep. Steve Marino (R-Harrison Township), has introduced a measure extending the property tax exemption to include un-remarried, surviving spouses of Michigan veterans who died from service-connected causes while on active duty. In 2013, Public Act 161 known as the Disabled Veterans Exemption, was created to give a property tax exemption for real property used…

Rep. Marino joined by Public Works Commissioner Candice Miller for State of the State

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Steve Marino of Harrison Township was joined by Macomb County Public Works Commissioner and former U.S. Rep. Candice Miller on Tuesday at the annual State of the State address. Gov. Rick Snyder spoke to members of both legislative chambers and guests at a special joint session at the State Capitol, outlining…

Rep. Marino supports findings from House C.A.R.E.S. report

State Rep. Steve Marino (R-Harrison Township), today joined his fellow legislators in supporting the House C.A.R.E.S. Task Force Report to improve specialized mental health and substance abuse services across Michigan. “This report addresses many issues that affect us in Macomb County,” said Marino. “I’m pleased that this report emphasizes the need for better resources and…

Macomb County lawmakers laud bill addressing local pollution

Budget measure key step in dealing with health threat   The five Republican legislators representing Macomb County residents today applauded House passage of a budget bill to address the emerging threat posed by a type of chemical contaminant identified in the Clinton River and Lake St. Clair. State Reps. Diana Farrington, Pamela Hornberger, Peter Lucido,…

Rep. Marino introduces bill helping teachers finance classroom supplies

Michigan public school teachers who buy their own classroom supplies would be eligible for an income tax credit through legislation introduced today by state Rep. Steve Marino. “From pencils and paper to iPad headphones, more and more Michigan teachers are spending money out of their own pockets to supply their classrooms every year,” Marino, of…