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…

Rep. Marino introduces bill to combat alcohol and opioid abuse

State Rep. Steve Marino of Harrison Township today introduced legislation to help local agencies fight substance abuse in Michigan. Marino’s bill would dedicate a portion of the money raised through liquor taxes to Michigan’s local community mental health agencies. Each local board would provide grants for substance abuse prevention and treatment programs, primarily targeting alcohol…

Rep. Marino’s bill promotes sobriety courts; encourages rehabilitation

Legislation aims to eliminate unaffordable fees for reformed drivers.   State Rep. Steve Marino (R-Harrison Township) today introduced legislation designed to eliminate driver responsibility fees for individuals who successfully complete a DUI/sobriety court program. Marino said his bill helps end a punitive fee schedule enacted in 2003 as a quick fix to fill a hole…

Rep. Marino welcomes local pastor for House invocation

State Rep. Steve Marino (R-Harrison Township) today welcomed Rev. Michael J. Lutz to the Capitol to deliver the invocation prior to House session. Lutz is the assistant pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church and School in Macomb Township. He was invited as part of House tradition in which lawmakers bring local clergy to the Capitol to…

Rep. Marino welcomes residents and colleagues to Lake St. Clair town hall

State Rep. Steve Marino welcomes fellow legislators and invites residents to a town hall meeting concerning Lake St. Clair water quality. The event is being held on Oct. 2 at MacRay Harbor in Harrison Township. Officials from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will be on hand to answer questions from concerned residents and…