Rep. Sheppard joins Michigan House in approving record funding for K-12 schools

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance joined his Michigan House colleagues in approving a state budget plan that includes $100 more per student for the state’s K-12 public schools. “We are proposing record amounts of money for our local schools, and it is the right place to invest taxpayer money,” Sheppard said after this week’s…

Rep. Sheppard on the House passed budget

“We are increasing funding for K-12 education to the highest level in the state’s history. This is money going directly into the classroom to give our children the best possible shot at success.”

Meet with Rep. Sheppard during May district hours

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance invites residents of the 56th District to meet with him during his May in-district office hours. “I enjoy having an opportunity to meet with neighbors and hear their perspectives on the issues we face in this state,” Rep. Sheppard said. “I was elected to represent their interests, and every…

Rep. Sheppard introduces plan to help decrease car insurance costs

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance today introduced legislation to help drivers and families financially saddled by Michigan’s exorbitant automobile insurance rates. “Michigan residents deserve to have choices when it comes to automobile insurance so they have the opportunity to lower costs for their families,” Sheppard said. “When we’re dictated what the level of coverage…

Rep. Sheppard to host in-district office hours

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance invites Monroe County residents to meet with him during his April in-district office hours. “It’s very important to me that people have plenty of opportunities to share their thoughts and concerns, and ask me any questions they have about state government,” Rep. Sheppard said. “I’ve made an effort to…

Rep. Sheppard supports package to expand students’ class choice

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance was pleased to vote today for a merit curriculum legislative package he co-sponsored, knowing it would help Monroe County high school students prepare for a career after graduation. “Employers in southeast Michigan are looking for workers who have the training and experience in skilled trades and computer coding, so…

Rep. Sheppard votes to expand state government transparency

State Rep. Jason Sheppard today voted to extend transparency laws to include the legislative and executive branches of Michigan’s government. Sheppard, of Temperance, said the 11-bill package makes the governor and lieutenant governor subject to the Freedom of Information Act and creates a similar disclosure requirement for state representatives and senators called the Legislative Open…

Rep. Sheppard supports package to expand students’ class choice

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance is co-sponsoring a merit curriculum legislative package that will provide flexibility for students in their high school education choices. “These four bills will work well with our high school skilled trades programs to prepare students for life after graduation,” Sheppard said. “The Career Technology Center at Monroe County Community…

Rep. Sheppard invites residents to in-district office hours

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance invites Monroe County residents to meet with him during his March in-district office hours. “I’ve scheduled office hours at numerous times and locations throughout the district to try and accommodate anyone who wants to meet with me in person,” Sheppard said. “There has already been a lot of action…

Sheppard: Action Plan focuses on lowering cost of auto insurance

State Rep. Jason Sheppard, of Temperance, today praised the new House Republican Action Plan’s focus on lowering the cost of auto insurance in Michigan. “Under the current no-fault insurance system, Michigan drivers have some of the highest premiums in the United States,” Sheppard said. “The people in my district know this too well, with Ohio…

Sheppard holds first meeting as chair of Financial Services Committee

State Rep. Jason Sheppard on Wednesday presided over his first meeting as chair of the House Financial Services Committee. The meeting included presentations by the Michigan Bankers Association and the Michigan Credit Union League and Affiliates. “I greatly appreciate the information that was shared with me and my fellow committee members today,” said Sheppard, of…

Rep. Sheppard supports bipartisan transparency legislation

Bills allow people to hold governor’s office, Legislature accountable State Rep. Jason Sheppard today applauded the introduction of an 11-bill bipartisan package to give the public more access to records in the governor’s office and Legislature. Sheppard, of Temperance, joined his colleagues in the House to unveil the plan today during a news conference at…