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…

Rep. Sheppard invites residents to in-district office hours

State Rep. Jason Sheppard, of Temperance, today invited Monroe County residents to meet with him during his February in-district office hours. “I’ve scheduled office hours at a variety of times and locations throughout Monroe County in an effort to be available to anyone who would like to meet with me face-to-face,” Sheppard said. “We just…

Sheppard to chair House Financial Services Committee

Monroe County representative appointed to three other key panels State Rep. Jason Sheppard, of Temperance, today was appointed by Speaker Tom Leonard to serve as chair of the House Financial Services Committee for the 2017-18 legislative session. The Financial Services Committee is responsible for considering issues related to the regulation of banks, credit unions and…

Rep. Sheppard posts perfect voting record during first term

State Rep. Jason Sheppard has completed his first term in office with a perfect voting record, taking part in all 1,261 roll-call votes since he was sworn into office in January 2015. “I made a commitment to represent the people of the 56th District in Lansing, and by voting on every issue I ensure their…

Rep. Sheppard applauds Legislature’s approval of energy reform plan

State Rep. Jason Sheppard issued the following statement today following bipartisan approval of Senate Bills 437 and 438, a sweeping energy reform plan: “Michigan has been facing a looming energy capacity shortfall that would have a crippling effect on our state’s economy,” said Rep. Sheppard, R-Temperance. “The comprehensive plan we approved secures Michigan’s energy future…

Rep. Sheppard releases December in-district meeting schedule

State Rep. Jason Sheppard, R-Temperance, invites residents of the 56th House District to meet with him during one of three informal meetings scheduled this month. “I enjoy having these opportunities to meet face-to-face with residents and answer any questions they might have about state government,” Rep. Sheppard said. “Hearing about the things that matter to…

Rep. Sheppard releases October meeting schedule

‘Sit Down with Sheppard’ sessions to be held in 56th House District State Rep. Jason Sheppard, R-Temperance, invites residents of the 56th House District to “Sit Down with Sheppard” during one of five informal meetings scheduled in October. “It’s very important to me that people have plenty of opportunities to share their thoughts and concerns,…