Rep. Sheppard visits nine schools during March is Reading Month

State Rep. Jason Sheppard read “Where the Wild Things Are,” by Maurice Sendak, to more than 1,000 students in celebration of March is Reading Month. “The students were excited to show me how hard they’ve worked on their reading skills throughout the year,” said Rep. Sheppard, R-Temperance. “I commend them for their hard work, as…

Sheppard bill increases Legislature’s transparency

Bipartisan package celebrates Sunshine Week The public will have increased access to Michigan’s executive branch and state Legislature records through a bipartisan bill package unveiled today by House lawmakers. State Rep. Jason Sheppard, R-Temperance joined his colleagues at a news conference today to unveil legislation that will subject the offices of the governor and lieutenant…

Rep. Sheppard resolution declares March as Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

The Michigan House of Representatives today approved a resolution to declare March 2016 as Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month across the state. Rep. Jason Sheppard, R-Temperance, who sponsored House Resolution 239, spoke of his personal experience with having a loved one diagnosed with MS. “My mother-in-law endures the struggles of multiple sclerosis every day,” said Rep….

Rep. Sheppard announces March is Reading Month tour

State Rep. Jason Sheppard today announced the kick-off of his second annual March is Reading Month as State Representative for the 56th House District. As part of March is Reading Month, the Temperance lawmaker will visit local schools and read to students, encouraging them to take a lifelong interest in reading. Rep. Sheppard said as…

Rep. Sheppard bill repeals outdated agriculture laws

The Michigan House of Representatives today approved a package of legislation repealing a variety of outdated agricultural laws. Rep. Jason Sheppard, R-Temperance, sponsored House Bill 5060 to repeal Public Act 134 of 1929, a bill in the package which regulates feed for livestock. Rep. Sheppard said similar or updated regulations are now included within Michigan…

50 Years of Educational Excellence

In Michigan and across the country, we have a tradition of educators celebrating the successes of their students. This is no different in Monroe County, where I was blessed with some of the finest and most supportive teachers a young student could ask for. It’s largely thanks to their instruction and encouragement for myself and…

Rep. Sheppard hosts 2,400 during his first 2016 teletown hall update

Over 2,400 people joined state Rep. Jason Sheppard, R-Temperance, on Wednesday night for a “teletown hall” meeting from the state Capitol. “I’m glad we were able to reach so many,” said Rep. Sheppard. “The residents of the 56th District are passionate about change in our state, and I welcome every opportunity to get their feedback…

Rep. Sheppard announces end of Summerfield injection well proposal

State Rep. Jason Sheppard (R-Temperance) today co-hosted a press conference announcing the Trendwell Energy Corporation’s decision to curtail exploration efforts in Monroe County, which includes not moving forward with the proposed injection well proposal in Summerfield Township, Michigan. Alongside Summerfield Township Supervisor John Chandler, Rep. Sheppard shared that Trendwell contacted the Michigan Department of Environmental…

Rep. Sheppard makes statement on 2016 State of the State

Michigan House Rep. Jason Sheppard, R-Temperance, today made the following statement regarding Gov. Snyder’s 2016 State of the State address: “Leadership doesn’t mean doing what is easy for some of us, but what is right for all of us. Tonight, Governor Snyder challenged all of us, all Michiganders, to be leaders–to stand up together to…

The Spirit of the Season

House Republicans encourage you to have a safe, happy, charitable December Whatever your traditions this time of year, the holidays are a time of giving. Whether that means gifts for loved ones, time spent with family or acts of service, ’tis the season for thinking about others. That’s why many lawmakers, such as state Reps….

Rep. Sheppard announces December coffee hours

Rep. Jason Sheppard, R- Temperance, invites residents of the 56th District to attend his coffee hours in December. There will be a coffee hours on Friday, December 11, at Gander’s Family Restaurant at 4219 Luna Pier Rd, Luna Pier, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and another on Friday, December 18, at Tim Horton’s at 107…