Rep. Reilly supports plan to end COVID-19 nursing home policy

State Rep. John Reilly this week supported a plan to rectify the policy that likely contributed to the COVID-related deaths of at least some of the nearly 2,000 nursing home residents who have died in Michigan. Reilly, of Oakland Township, said the mandate to put COVID-19 patients into long-term care facilities alongside uninfected residents was…

Rep. Reilly introduces plan to help schools save money through choice in electricity market

State Rep. John Reilly, of Oakland, this week introduced a measure to save schools and colleges across Michigan money on their electricity bills. House Bill 5915 would allow K-12 schools, universities, colleges and community colleges, both public and private, to buy electricity from any provider they choose. The plan would save educational establishments money on…

Rep. Reilly to host outdoor office hours

State Rep. John Reilly of Oakland Township will host in-person office hours on Monday, June 22 from 6 to 7:15 p.m. at 20th Front Street, 20 Front St. in Lake Orion. “As our state continues to reopen, I plan to resume my in-district office hours in a safe and sensible fashion,” Reilly said. “We have…

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…