Rep. Reilly urges residents to share their experiences with COVID-19 pandemic

State Rep. John Reilly today announced a new website to allow the people of Michigan to share their experiences and struggles during the COVID-19 pandemic. MICovidStory.com is an accessible resource for concerned residents across the state. Michigan has now lost over 5,000 people to COVID-19, and executive orders and directives from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in…

Rep. Reilly: Gov. Whitmer’s stay-at-home order goes too far

State Rep. John Reilly of Oakland Township today said Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home order goes too far and needlessly threatens to derail Michigan’s economy while raising serious constitutional concerns: “Issuing a stay-at-home order is a dangerous overreaction that will cause dramatic economic damage, more so than has already been caused,” Reilly said. “While I realize…

Reilly measure prohibits local governments from funding abortion facilities with tax dollars

Legislation follows Oakland County’s $500,000 Planned Parenthood partnership LANSING – Representative John Reilly (R-Oakland) introduced legislation today that would prohibit local units of government from furnishing public funds to people and entities that provide abortions. The bill comes following the decision by the Oakland County Board of Commissioners in December to give $500,000 taxpayer dollars…

Reilly measure to expand oversight of state universities

Bipartisan bill would create investigative office within executive branch State Rep. John Reilly of Oakland today introduced a measure creating an Office of Higher Education Ombudsman within the governor’s office. The office would have the power to review documents from state universities relevant to an investigation into complaints of civil liberties violations, sexual assault or…

Rep. Reilly introduces plan to improve health care access in Michigan

State Rep. John Reilly today introduced a plan to make health care more accessible across Michigan. His legislation is part of a 28-bill package to repeal Michigan’s Certificate of Need (CON) requirement on hospitals, which requires hospitals to get permission from the government in order to expand. CON requirements exist in addition to the standard…

Rep. Reilly moves to restore funding for crucial county jail reimbursement program

State Rep. John Reilly of Oakland Township today introduced a plan to help reverse Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s devastating cuts to local public safety agencies. Reilly’s legislation would restore the nearly $15 million Whitmer eliminated from a county jail reimbursement program in a round of vetoes for the new budget year that began Oct. 1. The…

Rep. Reilly sets local office hours for October

State Rep. John Reilly of Oakland Township invites residents to join his staff in Oxford and Orion Township for monthly local office hours on Monday, Oct. 21. Due to scheduling conflicts, a designee for Rep. Reilly’s office will be on hand to address concerns, answer questions and pass along any ideas mentioned to Rep. Reilly….

Rep. Reilly welcomes metro Detroit religious leader to lead House invocation

State Rep. John Reilly of Oakland Township welcomed Father Stephen Pullis (center) to the state Capitol to lead Thursday’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Pullis is the director of Evangelization Catechesis and Schools for the Archdiocese of Detroit. Joining them at the rostrum is Associate Speaker Pro Tempore Jim Lilly.

Rep. Reilly testifies on plan addressing viewpoint neutrality within social media platforms

Bill cracks down on speech suppression in the new ‘public square’ State Representative John Reilly (R-Oakland Twp.) today testified before the House Communications and Technology Committee on his proposal to ensure social media networks presenting themselves to users as content- and viewpoint-neutral adhere to that framework and treat all viewpoints equally. Reilly said the measure…