Reilly legislation protecting students’ free speech rights receives House panel hearing

Lawmaker authors plan holding MI’s public universities accountable State Rep. John Reilly today testified before the House Oversight Committee in support of his plan  establishing – and some cases, restoring – free speech protections on Michigan’s public college campuses. The legislation is responding to numerous violations of students’ First Amendment rights across several of the…

Rep. Reilly plan provides full review of Michigan’s administrative rules

State Rep. John Reilly is spearheading a bipartisan effort to eliminate unnecessary regulations that hurt residents and small businesses in Michigan. Reilly, of Oakland Township, said Michigan’s Administrative Code has grown into an overly complex set of regulations, making it difficult for people to stay in compliance with the law. “Burdensome regulations complicate people’s lives…

Join Rep. Reilly at his April office hours

State Rep. John Reilly of Oakland Township invites residents to join him in Oxford and Orion Township for his monthly local office hours on Monday, April 15. “I value the insight that I receive during local office hours,” Rep. Reilly said. “The governor’s recent budget proposal has prompted significant feedback, and I am eager to…

Rep. Reilly applauds GM’s Orion Assembly Plant investment

Today, General Motors announced plans to expand production at the Orion Assembly Plant in Lake Orion, which will add 400 jobs and create $300 million in investments at the location. State Rep. John Reilly of Oakland Township commended the investment and expressed his optimism for the community following the announcement. “I was happy to join…

Rep. Reilly: Michigan’s public universities must uphold First Amendment rights

Lawmaker introduces measures to protect students’ constitutional rights In response to numerous violations of students’ First Amendment rights across several of Michigan’s public colleges and universities, state Rep. John Reilly today unveiled a pair of measures to establish – and some cases, restore – free speech protections on college campuses. “The state’s public colleges and…

Rep. Reilly: Women deserve to know the facts about abortion risks

Measure would increase transparency for complication rates State Rep. John Reilly, of Oakland Township, has reintroduced legislation he sponsored last term upgrading a 1999 Michigan law designed to ensure abortion injuries and deaths are tracked and reported. Reilly introduced the measure after the tragic death of a young Battle Creek woman that resulted from a…

Reps. Reilly, Webber cast votes to enhance recreational opportunities statewide

Proposal includes developments in Oakland County Oakland County state lawmakers Reps. John Reilly and Michael Webber today voted in favor of a plan allocating funds for two separate developments of the Paint Creek Trail as part of wide-ranging legislation advancing through the Michigan House. Webber and Reilly helped secure $228,400 to develop the Northern Trailhead…

Join Rep. Reilly at his March coffee hours

State Rep. John Reilly of Oakland Township invites residents to join him in Oxford and Orion Township for his monthly local coffee hours on Monday, March 18. “Talking to my neighbors and listening to their concerns about state government continues to be one of the most important parts of my job,” Rep. Reilly said. “I…

Reilly removes unnecessary hurdles for homeschool families

A solution introduced by state Rep. John Reilly, of Oakland Township, would change a law requiring homeschool students to obtain a work permit from a local school they do not attend in order to work an after-school job. Under Reilly’s proposed legislation, parents of homeschoolers could provide consent instead. “Current law puts schools in an…

Rep. Reilly’s plan to eliminate redundancy in standardized testing passes committee

Legislation gives school districts the right to choose what is best for students State Rep. John Reilly’s bill allowing local school districts to opt out of certain standardized testing was overwhelmingly approved by the House Education Committee today. “Oakland County schools and school districts across Michigan are burdened by the many redundant state assessments they…

Rep. Reilly announces March is Reading Month tour

State Rep. John Reilly of Oakland Township today announced his March is Reading Month tour. As part of March is Reading Month, the lawmaker will visit schools throughout the Brandon, Lake Orion, Oxford and Rochester districts and read to students, encouraging them to develop a lifelong interest in reading. “Reading is critical to a child’s…