Rep. Mueller votes to help combat Michigan psych worker shortage

Retired psych employees returning to work will keep pensions State Rep. Mike Mueller has voted in support of a House plan to combat the ongoing shortage of behavioral health workers in Michigan. The issue was brought to the Legislature’s attention last term during the House C.A.R.E.S. Task Force statewide tour, which aimed to find ways…

Rep. Mueller backs plan offering more protection for first responders

State Rep. Mike Mueller has co-sponsored a plan to stiffen penalties for criminals who threaten or carry out targeted attacks on first responders and corrections officers in Michigan. Mueller, who recently retired after 19 years as a sheriff’s deputy, said attacks on law enforcement officers and other first responders have increased over the past few…

Rep. Mueller helping Southeast Michigan families

By state Rep. Mike Mueller Before I became your representative in the Michigan House, I served as a sheriff’s deputy. Those 19 years on patrol gave me a valuable perspective as I work on behalf of the Genesee-Oakland region at the state Capitol. Top priorities for this 2019-20 legislative session include reducing the cost of…

Rep. Mueller reads to local students

State Rep. Mike Mueller of Linden celebrated March is Reading Month by reading to 315 students at five local schools. “Reading is critical to a child’s development,” Rep. Mueller said. “It is our responsibility to show young people the importance of reading and instill a love for books. When we invest in them this way,…

Rep. Mueller: Latest MCCA fee dangerous news for drivers

State Rep. Mike Mueller, of Linden, today issued the following statement criticizing the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) for raising the per-insured-vehicle assessment to $220 for the 2019-2020 period (from the current $192): “The Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association’s latest fee hike of nearly 15 percent to $220 is only adding to the overburden Michigan drivers…

Rep. Mueller schedules local office hours

State Rep. Mike Mueller of Linden will host district office hours on Friday, April 12 to meet with local residents of the 51st District. “Hosting monthly office hours is one of the most enjoyable parts of being your state representative,” Rep. Mueller said. “It’s a great way to have a one-on-one conversation about the issues…

Rep. Mueller votes to make state government transparent

State Rep. Mike Mueller this week voted to approve a bipartisan plan to make state government more accountable to the people of Michigan. Mueller, of Linden, said the House unanimously approved the multi-bill proposal. “Michigan residents deserve to know how their government operates, how their tax dollars are spent and whether their elected officials are…

Rep. Mueller seeks increased awareness for law enforcement mental health

Former police officer introduces important House resolution State Rep. Mike Mueller has introduced a resolution commemorating Law Enforcement Mental Health Awareness Day in Michigan. Mueller, a former police officer, said law enforcement personnel face a higher risk of stress-related mental illness, such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). “Unlike most other professions, law…

Rep. Mueller plan creates tougher penalties for disarming a police officer

State Rep. Mike Mueller today introduced a bipartisan plan to increase the penalty for criminals who disarm – or attempt to disarm – a police officer. Mueller, of Linden, said a criminal who commits an unarmed robbery would currently be punished more severely than an individual who attempts to disarm a police officer. His legislation…

Opinion: Greater support for our first responders

Published in The Detroit News Our law enforcement officers work tirelessly to keep us safe and maintain peace in our hometowns and across Michigan. They are brave and selfless men and women, but they face an incredible risk we must address. The suicide rate for law enforcement professionals is the second-highest of any profession. Last…

Rep. Mueller votes to expand recreational offerings statewide

Proposal includes new trail in Argentine Township State Rep. Mike Mueller, of Linden, today voted in favor of a state plan to construct a new multi-use trail in Genesee County as part of wide-ranging land development and acquisition legislation advancing through the Michigan House. The $300,000 state project included in the legislation will help build…

Rep. Mueller participates in Legislative Polar Plunge

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Mike Mueller of Linden led efforts in raising $25,000 for children and adults with mental health challenges at the Capitol on Thursday, participating in the eighth annual Legislative Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Michigan with his legislative director Scott Kempa. In tradition of the event, participants are encouraged to be creative…