Rep. Sheppard: New local option will lead to better services

State Rep. Jason Sheppard, of Temperance, today testified on his plan expanding how communities could collaborate to provide services. While the focus in some instances may be on transportation and public transit, House Bill 5229 could be applied broadly, giving communities and counties more versatility when it comes to their millages and improvement plans for…

Rep. Sheppard plan provides pathway for joint initiatives including regional transit

Legislation offers flexibility for public service millages State Rep. Jason Sheppard, of Temperance, today joined leaders from Wayne, Washtenaw and Oakland counties for a news conference discussing renewed interest and options for expanded regional transit in the greater Detroit area. “We had a great discussion about ways to expand infrastructure and the ability for people…

Rep. Sheppard announces November district hours

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance invites residents to meet with him at his upcoming November district hours. Rep. Sheppard will meet with residents at the following times and locations: Monday, Nov. 5 from 9 to 10 a.m. at Dena’s Family Restaurant, 15391 S. Dixie Hwy. in Monroe; and Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 8:30 to…

Rep. Sheppard welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

  State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance welcomed Pastor Brett Bartlett (center) to the state Capitol to lead Tuesday’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Bartlett serves as pastor of the Wyldewood Baptist Church in Lambertville. Joining them at the rostrum is Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield.

Rep. Sheppard: Plan supporting Monroe County jobs signed into law

Rep. Jason Sheppard’s plan to help Tenneco keep jobs in Monroe County and elsewhere in Michigan has been signed into law. Sheppard, of Temperance, is a key sponsor of the legislation allowing Tenneco to keep Michigan Economic Growth Authority credits originally awarded to Federal-Mogul. Tenneco finalized a deal to acquire Federal-Mogul in 2018, and transferring…

Sheppard: The budget is done, time to tackle policymaking

Passing the budget is the one task our state constitution requires the Legislature to complete each year. Since coming to Lansing in 2015, I have worked with my colleagues, on both sides of the aisle and in both chambers, to accomplish this task. In January, we began working with a new administration in the governor’s…

Rep. Sheppard announces October district hours

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance invites residents to meet with him at his upcoming October district hours. Rep. Sheppard will meet with residents at the following times and locations: Monday, Oct. 7 from 9 to 10 a.m. at Dena’s Family Restaurant, 15391 S. Dixie Hwy. in Monroe; Monday, Oct. 14 from 8:30 to 9:30…

Rep. Sheppard hosts Monroe County first responders for Sept. 11 ceremony

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Bedford Township hosted Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy Kyle Cleland (left) and Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy Steve Warren on Wednesday for the Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the State Capitol. The observance memorializes Michigan first responders and military members who died in the line of duty during the past year.  …

Rep. Sheppard to governor: Let’s be clear about who was heading toward a shutdown

Rep. Jason Sheppard, of Temperance, today responded to comments made today by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on reaching a turning point in budget negotiations: “Let’s be clear about who was the ‘adult in the room’ and who was heading toward a shutdown. It was not the Legislature who asked departments last month to begin planning for…

Rep. Sheppard: Michigan Legislature moves forward with budget plans

Rep. Jason Sheppard today said the Legislature is proceeding with plans to approve a new state budget investing record-high amounts in roads and schools without tax increases. The Legislature has scheduled budget conference committee meetings for next week. Legislators from the House and Senate will meet jointly in these committees to agree on department-level plans,…