Rep. Sheppard invites residents to local office hours

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance invites residents to join him for local office hours throughout April. “My hope is to have the opportunity to connect with people in the community and hear what matters most to them,” Rep. Sheppard said. “I look forward to listening to our neighbors, addressing their concerns and working through…

Rep. Sheppard helps deliver more money to Monroe County for road repairs

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance today said more money to fix roads is headed to Monroe County for immediate use this construction season. “We’ve got some much-needed help on the way for drivers who are rightfully sick and tired of dodging potholes every time they get behind the wheel,” Sheppard said after a bill…

Rep. Sheppard: Grants vital for county level veteran services

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance today voted with his House colleagues to approve a measure encouraging Michigan counties to establish and maintain veteran service offices through a new grant program. The legislation, which Sheppard co-sponsored, provides funding to each county with a veteran service office that satisfies pre-approved requirements.  The funding includes a base…

Rep. Sheppard endorses needed upgrades to Michigan’s 9-1-1 system

Bill signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday State Rep. Jason Sheppard, a member of the House Committee on Communications and Technology, today welcomed a new law increasing emergency phone service capabilities to improve safety – including the implementation of the “Next Generation 9-1-1″ program. Michigan’s current 9-1-1 system is nearly 40 years…

Rep. Sheppard to host ‘Sit Down with Sheppard’ in March

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance invites residents of the 56th District to meet with him during his March in-district office hours. The times and locations are as follows: Friday, March 9 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Forest View Lanes Recreation Bar & Grill, 2345 W. Dean Road in Temperance; Monday, March 12 from…

Rep. Sheppard: Michigan House approves plan to improve roads

Plan helps Monroe County and entire state State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance today voted in favor of a plan to invest an additional $175 million into road repairs across Michigan as soon as possible. “This additional money will significantly help improve the roads in Monroe County,” Rep. Sheppard said.  “This investment is from money…

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….