House approves Rep. Sheppard’s plan to create the Innovative Transportation Fund

The state House this week approved legislation introduced by state Rep. Jason Sheppard to create the Innovative Transportation Fund to help fix Michigan roads. The Innovative Transportation Fund within the State Trunkline Fund specifies the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to administer funds and allows individuals to submit ideas for improving construction methods or improved…

Rep. Sheppard invites residents to local office hours

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance invites residents to join him for local office hours throughout June. “I enjoy these opportunities to meet with people and hear about the issues that matter most to them,” Rep. Sheppard said. “I look forward to listening to our neighbors, addressing their concerns and working through solutions for the…

Rep. Sheppard introduces legislation to help fix Michigan’s infrastructure

Lansing – Today, State Representative Jason Sheppard (R-Temperance) along with State Representatives Shane Hernandez (R-Port Huron) and Jeff Noble (R-Plymouth) introduced a three bill package aimed at helping fix Michigan roads by creating the Michigan Innovative Transportation Fund. “We can no longer say it’s business as usual when it comes to our crumbling infrastructure,” said…

Reps. Bellino and Sheppard: Michigan House approves school safety plan

The Michigan House today approved plans to improve school safety across the state, including a measure from state Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe to enhance law enforcement training. Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance joined Bellino in support of the comprehensive House plan, which would create a statewide commission evolving from a gubernatorial task force charged…

Rep. Sheppard continues ‘Sit Down with Sheppard’ in May

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance invites residents of the 56th District to meet with him during his May in-district office hours. The times and locations are as follows: Monday, May 7 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Dena’s Family Restaurant, 15391 South Dixie Highway in Monroe; Monday, May 14 from 8 to 9 a.m….

Reps. Bellino, Sheppard support House plan investing in schools, jobs, roads

Reps. Joe Bellino and Jason Sheppard today voted in favor of a Michigan House budget plan focused on education, job training and road repairs. “The best thing we can do to improve the quality of life in southeast Michigan is provide students with the skills they need to get and keep good jobs,” said Bellino,…

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…