Rep. Reilly votes to eliminate driver responsibility fees

Legislator calls assessment a government money grab   State Rep. John Reilly today voted in favor of legislation to eliminate driver responsibility fees in October 2018 and forgive outstanding debt related to the fees. Reilly, of Oakland County, said the fees were enacted in 2003 by a state government facing a budget shortfall. Since that…

Local residents can meet with Rep. Reilly on Nov. 17

State Rep. John Reilly invites residents to join him for local office hours in Orion Township and Oxford on Friday, Nov. 17. “I always look forward to my monthly office hours,” Rep. Reilly said. “Being accessible and accountable to people in my district is one of my top priorities.” Office hours take place at the…

House approves Rep. Reilly bill to end education reporting mandate

The state House today approved legislation sponsored by state Rep. John Reilly to prevent non-public school students, including families who homeschool their children, from being required to submit Educational Development Plans (EDPs). Public school districts commonly have non-traditional students participate in non-core courses. However, the state Department of Education sought to require these students and…

Bills would give legislature, not bureaucrats, direct say in vaccine requirements

State Reps. Steve Johnson and John Reilly today introduced legislation that would require new mandated vaccine guidelines to be approved by a vote of the state legislature. “As chair of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, I often see state departments proposing rules that attempt to go beyond the scope of what the legislature originally…

Committee approves Rep. Reilly bill to end mandate on education plan

The House Education Reform Committee today unanimously approved legislation sponsored by state Rep. John Reilly to prevent homeschool and non-public school students who participate in courses at public school districts from being required to submit Educational Development Plans (EDPs). EDPs are academic and career plans mandated by the Michigan Department of Education, requiring students as…

Rep. Reilly recognizes local scholarship semifinalist

Rep. John Reilly today congratulated local National Merit Scholarship semifinalist Michaela Collins from Lake Orion High School. “Michaela should be very proud of this incredible accomplishment,” Rep. Reilly said. “It’s an honor to represent such a talented student in my district.” The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships among…

Reps. Reilly, Runestad: Public deserves more information about MEGA credits

State Reps. John Reilly and Jim Runestad of Oakland County today introduced legislation that would open Michigan Economic Growth Authority tax credits to more public scrutiny. Reilly’s bill would permit certain disclosures of MEGA tax credits through Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act. Runestad’s bill would require the governor’s annual budget message to the Legislature to…

Rep. Reilly to meet with residents in Lake Orion

State Rep. John Reilly of Oakland will host an office hour event on Monday, Oct. 30 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Conference Room B of the Orion Township Public Library located at 825 Joslyn Road in Lake Orion. “I always look forward to meeting residents and discussing important issues,” Rep. Reilly said. “Connecting with…

Rep. Reilly: Affordable Energy Caucus adopts guiding principles

State Rep. John Reilly, R-Oakland, today announced the Michigan House’s Affordable Energy Caucus has adopted a set of seven guiding principles and added a new member. The bipartisan caucus formed this summer is dedicated to lowering energy costs in Michigan and reviews legislation with that goal. Reilly – who chairs the caucus – announced that…

Rep. Reilly recognizes Michigan State Fair scholarship winner

State Rep. John Reilly of Oakland today welcomed a recipient of the Michigan State Fair Urban and Rural Scholarship at the House of Representatives. Oxford resident Sarah Liford was among the 60 scholarship winners recognized on the House floor. “I’m very excited to honor Sarah at our state Capitol today,” Rep. Reilly said. “We have…

Rep. Reilly, Oxford Virtual Academy officials testify on bill to eliminate MDE mandate

State Rep. John Reilly, of Oakland Township, was today joined by Janet Schell and Lisa Sullivan of the Oxford Virtual Academy for testimony before the House Education Reform Committee to prevent homeschool students who participate in courses at public school districts from being required to submit Educational Development Plans (EDPs). EDPs are academic and career…

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…