Rep. Reilly to host office hour in Lake Orion

State Rep. John Reilly of Oakland will host an open office hour on Monday, Sept. 25 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Orion Township Library James Ingram Room located at 825 Joslyn Road in Lake Orion. “Hosting regular office hours is a very important aspect of my job as a state legislator,” Rep. Reilly…

Rep. Reilly invites local pastor to lead House invocation

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. John Reilly of Oakland, right, welcomed Pastor Steve Sanders, center, to the state Capitol to give today’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Sanders, of the First Baptist Church in Lake Orion, has been a pastor for 33 years. They were joined at the rostrum by Speaker Tom Leonard.

Rep. Reilly joined by first responders at Sept. 11 ceremony

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. John Reilly, of Oakland, today was joined by area first responders Lake Orion Police Chief Jerry Narsh and retired Reserve Commander David F. Mirku as his guests for the Michigan House’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan…

Rep. Reilly to chair Affordable Energy Caucus in Michigan House

Rep. John Reilly, R-Oakland, has been elected chair of a newly formed caucus in the Michigan House of Representatives aimed at lowering energy costs. Rep. Rose Mary Robinson, D-Detroit, will serve as vice chair of the Affordable Energy Caucus. The caucus also includes Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Williams Township, chair of the House Energy Policy Committee,…

Rep. Reilly welcomes residents to office hours in Lake Orion

State Rep. John Reilly of Oakland Township will host open office hours on Monday, Aug. 14 at the Orion Township Public Library, 825 Joslyn Road in Lake Orion from 6 to 7 p.m. “Hosting regular office hours is a top priority of mine,” Rep. Reilly said. “I look forward to listening and finding out what…

Rep. Reilly, colleagues’ legislation ensures tax-funded educational aid supports law-abiding Michiganders

Bills establishing, reinforcing protections to legal residents needed   State Rep. John Reilly and colleagues today introduced an 11-bill legislative package to ensure that various taxpayer-funded scholarships and housing subsidies are available only to U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents. Reilly, of Oakland Township, said that this protection is not only needed for programs that…

Rep. Reilly shares complete voting record

State Rep. John Reilly of Oakland Township is offering a measurable track record of results by posting each of his votes on a single web page along with an explanation for each vote. This is a unique effort among state legislators. While all votes are public, few take the time to assemble all their votes…

Rep. Reilly urges Senate to take action on ‘right to carry’ legislation

State Rep. John Reilly, of Oakland Township, today announced he has sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof imploring him to work with his colleagues to pass legislation to restore and expand the rights of law-abiding citizens to be armed and protected. The four-bill legislative package passed by the House earlier this month…

Rep. Reilly bill to defend privacy for homeschool students

State Rep. John Reilly has introduced legislation to protect homeschooling families from a planned requirement that they submit Educational Development Plans to a local school district. Education Development Plans are academic and career evaluations, which are mandated by the state’s Department of Education for all public school students starting in the seventh grade. “Credible sources…

Rep. Reilly column on education funding reform

Originally published in The Detroit News, 06/13/2017 Column: Current pensions a fiscal cancer By: John Reilly It shouldn’t be controversial to fix one of the worst policy blunders facing our state: the government being liable for tens of billions of dollars it doesn’t have, costing hundreds of millions of dollars in interest every year. Michigan’s…

Rep. Reilly joins colleagues thanking President Trump for Paris Agreement withdrawal

State Rep. John Reilly of Oakland joined 18 other Michigan House legislators today in sending a letter to President Donald Trump, thanking him for withdrawing the United States from the Paris Agreement. “Your action was a bold step in the right direction, and we hope this note encourages you to take many more, without hesitation,”…

Rep. Reilly: Help schools save money through choice in electricity market

Schools and colleges across Michigan would save money on their electricity bills through legislation introduced today by state Rep. John Reilly of Oakland. Reilly’s bill would allow K-12 schools, universities, colleges and community colleges – public and private – to buy electricity from any provider they choose. The goal is to help educational institutions save…