Rep. Sheppard calls for end to driver responsibility fees

Legislator says payments did not improve driving skills   State Rep. Jason Sheppard today joined a bipartisan majority of his colleagues in voting to end meaningless driver responsibility fees on Oct 1. Sheppard, of Temperance, said the fees have been a financial burden on more than 300,000 families since a previous administration enacted the assessment…

Rep. Sheppard votes for tax relief in wake of federal changes

Michigan House approves bills continuing, increasing personal exemptions State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance today supported advancing bills which provide broad income tax relief to Michigan families. The bills continue and increase personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents on state income taxes, potentially saving families hundreds of dollars overall. “The changes we voted…

Sheppard: It’s time to drive down auto insurance rates for Michigan drivers

  State Rep. Jason Sheppard today unveiled legislation as part of an eight-bill package repealing Michigan’s no-fault auto insurance system to bring significant relief to drivers paying the nation’s most expensive insurance premiums. Sheppard’s measure eliminates the no-fault system and moves Michigan to a full-tort system similar to other states such as Ohio. “We need…

Rep. Sheppard announces February district hours

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance invites residents of the 56th District to meet with him during his February in-district office hours. The times and locations are as follows: Monday, Feb. 5 from 8 to 9 a.m. at DaCapo, 7370 Lewis Ave. in Temperance; Friday, Feb. 9 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Forest View…

Sheppard helps approve bills giving families, workers, seniors tax relief

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance joined his colleagues in the Michigan House today in approving legislation giving Michigan families and seniors income tax relief. The legislation continues and increases personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents on their state income taxes. Other bills in the package provide additional tax relief for senior citizens….

Rep. Sheppard announces January office hours

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance invites residents of the 56th District to meet with him during his January in-district office hours. The times and locations are as follows: Tuesday, Jan. 2 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Forest View Lanes Recreation Bar & Grill, 2345 W. Dean Road in Temperance; Thursday, Jan. 4 from…

Rep. Sheppard announces December district hours

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance invites residents of the 56th District to meet with him during his December in-district office hours. The times and locations are as follows: Friday, Dec. 8 from 8 to 9 a.m. at Tim Hortons, 107 Cabelas Blvd. E. in Dundee; and Monday, Dec. 11 from 8 to 9 a.m….

Rep. Sheppard announces November district hours

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance invites residents of the 56th District to meet with him during his November in-district office hours. “I made a commitment to remain accessible to my constituents while serving as their state representative,” Rep. Sheppard said. “I am proud that we have held nearly 40 consecutive district hours throughout every…

Reps. Bellino, Sheppard will continue fight to lower auto insurance rates

State Reps. Joe Bellino and Jason Sheppard said they would continue the fight to bring lower auto insurance rates for all Michigan drivers. Bellino and Sheppard both voted in favor of House Bill 5013, which would guarantee lower rates for all drivers in Michigan – the state with the highest car insurance rates in the…

Rep. Sheppard highlights ease and necessity of common-sense library initiative

State Rep. Jason Sheppard today voted in favor of a bill that allows Michigan to join the Interstate Library Compact. The measure will permit Michigan’s public libraries to enter into agreements for full access to libraries across state lines. Currently, Michigan is not a member and residents who live close to state borders, including those…

Rep. Sheppard praises committee’s passage of auto rate reduction legislation

State Rep. Jason Sheppard today voiced his approval of the House Insurance Committee passage of legislation that reforms Michigan’s broken auto no-fault insurance system. House Bill 5013 allows drivers to choose unlimited coverage as well as other different levels of personal injury protection (PIP), cracks down on fraud and abuse, and reins in medical costs…