Mueller introduces plan to reverse governor’s local police funding cuts

State Rep. Mike Mueller, of Linden, today introduced a plan to restore important funding to allow more deputies to patrol on Michigan roads, money previously stripped out of the state budget through a line-item veto by Gov. Whitmer. When signing budget bills for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, Gov. Whitmer cut $13 million from…

House approves Rep. Mueller’s plan increasing penalties for police disarmament

Legislation calls for harsher penalties for disarming an officer State Rep. Mike Mueller’s bipartisan plan to increase penalties for criminals who disarm – or attempt to disarm – a police officer was approved today by the Michigan House of Representatives. Mueller’s legislation was inspired by the tragic death of Oak Park Police Officer Mason Samborski,…

Mueller applauds governor’s passage of Genesee County public safety initiative, but not her road funding veto

            State Rep. Mike Mueller, of Linden, issued the following statement after the governor vetoed several line items from the Legislature-approved budget:             “While I’m incredibly grateful that the governor recognizes the importance of the Genesee County public safety initiative and its impact on our community, I am disappointed that she failed to approve much-needed…

Rep. Mueller achieves goal to continue funding for Genesee County public safety initiative

Legislature-approved budget moves to governor’s desk State Rep. Mike Mueller, of Linden, today voted to support the Michigan Legislature’s state budget investing more in roads and bridges, public safety and community investment across the board – without raising taxes. Mueller’s votes came as the Legislature completed its work on the state budget for the fiscal…

Rep. Mueller: Bipartisan plan emphasizes smarter spending, local control for road repairs

State Rep. Mike Mueller, of Linden, today introduced legislation as part of a bipartisan proposal to give local governments more flexibility in funding road repairs. The bills, which are separate from ongoing budget negotiations, will alter state regulations in key areas to give communities a better opportunity to work on roads from driveway to highway….

Rep. Mueller schedules local office hours

     State Rep. Mike Mueller of Linden will host district office hours on Monday, Sept. 30 to meet with local residents of the 51st District.      “Students are back to school and we’re back in session,” Rep. Mueller said. “I’m eager to tackle more issues this fall on behalf of my constituents. I…

Rep. Mueller’s police disarmament bill advances to House floor

House Judiciary Committee OKs harsher penalties for disarming an officer State Rep. Mike Mueller’s bipartisan plan to increase penalties for criminals who disarm – or attempt to disarm – a police officer was approved today by the House Judiciary Committee. Mueller’s legislation was inspired by the tragic death of Oak Park Police Officer Mason Samborski,…

Rep. Mueller: Whitmer is out of touch with the people of Michigan

Legislator refuses to force additional 45 cent gas tax on drivers State Rep. Mike Mueller, of Linden, has expressed his disappointment with Gov. Whitmer’s comments blasting the Legislature regarding ongoing budget deliberations. Mueller said the governor’s proposed budget plan – which includes a 45 cent tax increase – shows she’s “out of touch” with the…

Rep. Mueller stands up for police officers in committee testimony

Former sheriff’s deputy calls for harsher penalties for disarming an officer State Rep. Mike Mueller today testified before the House Judiciary Committee in support of a bipartisan plan he spearheaded to increase the penalty for criminals who disarm or attempt to disarm a police officer. “A criminal who commits unarmed robbery is punished more severely…

Rep. Mueller schedules local office hours

State Rep. Mike Mueller of Linden will host district office hours on Monday, Aug. 26th to meet with local residents of the 51st District. “As an elected official, I believe it is important to be accessible to my constituents,” Rep. Mueller said. “As we conclude crafting our state budget, I want to hear your thoughts…

Rep. Mueller: Bipartisan jail reform initiative now underway

Special task force holds first meeting in Detroit State Rep. Mike Mueller on Wednesday took part in the first meeting of a special panel tasked with expanding alternatives to jail, safely reducing jail admissions and length of stay, and improving the front-end effectiveness of Michigan’s criminal justice system. Mueller, a retired sheriff’s deputy, said he…

OPINION: A common-sense approach to funding Michigan road repairs

Residents in Genesee and Oakland counties didn’t send me to Lansing to raise their taxes. I’m well aware of Michigan’s lackluster national ranking on road quality. I have heard from residents and experienced the conditions myself – often feeling that unmistakable jolt reverberate through my vehicle. Many in our state have seen popular pictures circulating…