Sheppard: Action Plan focuses on lowering cost of auto insurance

State Rep. Jason Sheppard, of Temperance, today praised the new House Republican Action Plan’s focus on lowering the cost of auto insurance in Michigan. “Under the current no-fault insurance system, Michigan drivers have some of the highest premiums in the United States,” Sheppard said. “The people in my district know this too well, with Ohio…

Sheppard holds first meeting as chair of Financial Services Committee

State Rep. Jason Sheppard on Wednesday presided over his first meeting as chair of the House Financial Services Committee. The meeting included presentations by the Michigan Bankers Association and the Michigan Credit Union League and Affiliates. “I greatly appreciate the information that was shared with me and my fellow committee members today,” said Sheppard, of…

Rep. Sheppard supports bipartisan transparency legislation

Bills allow people to hold governor’s office, Legislature accountable State Rep. Jason Sheppard today applauded the introduction of an 11-bill bipartisan package to give the public more access to records in the governor’s office and Legislature. Sheppard, of Temperance, joined his colleagues in the House to unveil the plan today during a news conference at…

Rep. Sheppard invites residents to in-district office hours

State Rep. Jason Sheppard, of Temperance, today invited Monroe County residents to meet with him during his February in-district office hours. “I’ve scheduled office hours at a variety of times and locations throughout Monroe County in an effort to be available to anyone who would like to meet with me face-to-face,” Sheppard said. “We just…

Sheppard to chair House Financial Services Committee

Monroe County representative appointed to three other key panels State Rep. Jason Sheppard, of Temperance, today was appointed by Speaker Tom Leonard to serve as chair of the House Financial Services Committee for the 2017-18 legislative session. The Financial Services Committee is responsible for considering issues related to the regulation of banks, credit unions and…

Rep. Sheppard posts perfect voting record during first term

State Rep. Jason Sheppard has completed his first term in office with a perfect voting record, taking part in all 1,261 roll-call votes since he was sworn into office in January 2015. “I made a commitment to represent the people of the 56th District in Lansing, and by voting on every issue I ensure their…

Rep. Sheppard applauds Legislature’s approval of energy reform plan

State Rep. Jason Sheppard issued the following statement today following bipartisan approval of Senate Bills 437 and 438, a sweeping energy reform plan: “Michigan has been facing a looming energy capacity shortfall that would have a crippling effect on our state’s economy,” said Rep. Sheppard, R-Temperance. “The comprehensive plan we approved secures Michigan’s energy future…

Rep. Sheppard releases December in-district meeting schedule

State Rep. Jason Sheppard, R-Temperance, invites residents of the 56th House District to meet with him during one of three informal meetings scheduled this month. “I enjoy having these opportunities to meet face-to-face with residents and answer any questions they might have about state government,” Rep. Sheppard said. “Hearing about the things that matter to…

Rep. Sheppard releases October meeting schedule

‘Sit Down with Sheppard’ sessions to be held in 56th House District State Rep. Jason Sheppard, R-Temperance, invites residents of the 56th House District to “Sit Down with Sheppard” during one of five informal meetings scheduled in October. “It’s very important to me that people have plenty of opportunities to share their thoughts and concerns,…

Rep. Sheppard introduces bill to rein in Michigan’s exorbitant auto insurance rates

Legislation would provide much-needed relief to Michigan drivers, who are paying some of the highest car insurance premiums in the country State Rep. Jason Sheppard (R-Temperance) today introduced legislation, House Bill 5951, to tackle Michigan’s outrageously high auto insurance rates, which are among the highest in the nation. “This legislation would offer consumers more choices,…

Legislation cracking down on human trafficking gains House approval

Barrett, Sheppard bills criminalize businesses that profit from sex trade The Michigan House of Representatives today approved a plan by state Reps. Tom Barrett and Jason Sheppard to crack down on immoral people who profit from human trafficking. “Although Michigan law criminalizes prostitution and human trafficking, it does not address situations involving a person who…

Rep. Sheppard lauds House passage of legislation to increase transparency

10-bill package will expand FOIA, create Legislative Open Records Act State Rep. Jason Sheppard, R-Temperance, today praised the House’s passage of a comprehensive plan to make the Legislature and governor’s office more transparent. Rep. Sheppard sponsored a bill in the 10-piece package, which creates the Legislative Open Records Act (LORA) and amends the Freedom of…