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,…

Rep. Sheppard continues to fight opioid epidemic with new law

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance holds an enrolled copy of House Bill 4367 with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday. HB 4367, which became Public Act 39 of 2019 in June, would allow certain government agencies and organizations, including public libraries and their employees to keep and administer life-saving opioid antagonists in good faith without…

Reps. Bellino, Sheppard: Long-awaited affordable car insurance now a reality

New law to save Southeast Michigan drivers hundreds of dollars per year Historic car insurance reform supported by state Reps. Joe Bellino and Jason Sheppard was signed into state law today, lowering costs for all Michigan drivers, including those in Monroe and Wayne counties. The reforms – approved by Bellino, Sheppard and the Legislature –…

Rep. Sheppard joins committee helping shape Michigan’s state government budget

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance will serve on an influential Michigan House committee that plays a vital role in developing the state government budget. Sheppard was recently appointed to the House Appropriations Committee by Speaker Lee Chatfield. Sheppard’s first meeting with the committee is expected soon. “The state budget affects the lives of Monroe…