Rep. Sheppard highlights school safety grants awarded in Monroe County

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance this week commended the announcement of $25 million in state grants being awarded to school districts throughout Michigan to improve school building safety. “We must continue to take a proactive, comprehensive approach to creating a safer learning environment for our students and teachers,” Rep. Sheppard said. “I was proud…

Rep. Sheppard plan expands use of life-saving opioid antagonists

Legislation allows libraries to have medication to block overdoses Libraries throughout the state could soon keep life-saving treatments on hand to use in the event of an opioid overdose under a plan sponsored by state Rep. Jason Sheppard. The measure was unanimously approved today by the Michigan House, sending it to the Senate for consideration….

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

Lawmaker’s sweeping legislation to scrap state’s no-fault law 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…

Rep. Sheppard announces March district hours

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance invites residents to meet with him at his upcoming March district hours. Rep. Sheppard will meet with residents at the following times and locations: Monday, March 4 from 9 to 10 a.m. at Dena’s Family Restaurant, 15391 S. Dixie Hwy. in Monroe; Monday, March 11 from 8:30 to 9:30…

Rep. Sheppard applauds Fiat Chrysler’s Dundee Engine Plant investment

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance released the following statement today in response to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ (FCA) announcement, which plans to invest $4.5 billion in southeast Michigan and build a new assembly plant in Detroit. Dundee Engine Plant in Dundee is listed to receive $119 million of investments to bring production of FCA’s Pentastar…

Rep. Sheppard’s plan increases penalties for texting while driving

State Rep. Jason Sheppard this week introduced legislation to increase the fines for drivers who text while driving. Sheppard’s plan increases the penalty for texting while driving in Michigan from $100 for a first violation to $250, and from $200 for a second violation up to $500. “When we get behind the wheel, we are…

Rep. Sheppard joined by small business owner for State of the State address

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance was joined by Andy Gill, Owner of Andrew Gill Insurance Associates in Lambertville, at the state Capitol for the annual State of the State address. Rep. Sheppard represents the townships of Milan, Dundee, Summerfield, Whiteford, Bedford, Erie, LaSalle, Ida, Raisinville and a portion of Monroe.

Rep. Sheppard announces February office hours

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance invites residents to meet with him at his upcoming local office hours. Rep. Sheppard will meet with residents at the following times and locations: Monday, Feb. 4 from 9 to 10 a.m. at Dena’s Family Restaurant, 15391 S. Dixie Hwy. in Monroe; Monday, Feb. 11 from 11:30 a.m. to…

Rep. Sheppard to lead House Government Operations Committee

State Rep. Jason Sheppard today was appointed by Speaker Lee Chatfield to serve as chair of the House Government Operations Committee. Sheppard said the Government Operations Committee, which guides House discussions on a wide range of policy proposals, will be one of just four main committees with the authority to advance legislation to the House…

Rep. Sheppard joined by family for opening of the 100th Legislature

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance was joined by his family at the state Capitol Wednesday to officially open the 100th Michigan Legislature. Rep. Sheppard was administered the oath of office by Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget McCormack. FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Melissa Henning (sister), Michael Henning (brother-in-law), Melissa Sheppard (wife), Sue Perry (mother), and…

Rep. Sheppard elected to vital Michigan House leadership position for 2019-20

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance today was named to a key leadership role by his Michigan House colleagues for the 2019-20 legislative session. Sheppard will serve as the majority caucus whip, a job of critical importance in communicating key information among legislators. Sheppard will inform colleagues about important issues and decisions coming up on…