Rep. Sheppard: development grant will help renovate downtown Milan

Local renovation project to revitalize 56th District community The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) last week announced an $873,000 performance-based grant from the Michigan Community Revitalization Program to help renovate four partially vacant and historic buildings in downtown Milan. “It comes as no surprise that businesses and people are looking to invest in our unique…

Residents asked to bring strange laws to Rep. Sheppard’s attention

Lawmaker encourages all to aid criminal law reforms State Rep. Jason Sheppard invites residents to give input to a legislative workgroup, which is tasked with reforming disregarded, excessive criminal regulations and outdated laws. “There are laws on the books in Michigan that serve no purpose because they are behind the times,” said Rep. Sheppard, R-Temperance. “Removing…

Rep. Sheppard leaps to support Special Olympics

Lawmaker, colleagues take dip for Polar Plunge event LANSING, Mich. — State Rep. Jason Sheppard joined his colleagues this afternoon for an icy plunge in support of Special Olympics Michigan. Despite below-freezing temperatures on the Capitol lawn, the southeast Michigan representative embraced the challenge of the 4th Annual Legislative Polar Plunge.

Rep. Sheppard celebrates reading with local elementary students

Lawmaker visits local schools in March to encourage reading State Rep. Jason Sheppard is visiting local elementary classrooms and reading to hundreds of area students during March is Reading Month to foster a love of reading in the 56th District. “One of my favorite books is The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, a story about…

Rep. Sheppard bill deregulating air guns passes House

Package redefines ‘firearm’ to reflect federal law Legislation introduced by state Rep. Jason Sheppard as part of a package to exclude airsoft, BB, pellet and other pneumatic guns from Michigan’s definition of the word ‘firearm’ has passed through the Michigan House of Representatives. “These bills are important so that we, as Michigan citizens, are protected from…

Reps. Webber and Sheppard bills accelerate sales tax relief

State Reps. Michael Webber and Jason Sheppard have introduced legislation that will accelerate the exemption on a vehicle’s trade-in value from state sales tax calculations on new and used car and boat purchases. House Bills 4149 and 4150 will shorten the phase in of the “sales tax on the difference law” to 10 years, in…

Sheppard brings Monroe art to Lansing

Lawmaker impressed with local art on display in office State Rep. Jason Sheppard has Monroe-area art on display in his Lansing office, and the pieces—all created by artists from the local community—feature renditions of various locales around Michigan, as well as some abstract impressions of the state. “I’m ecstatic that I can share a part of…

Sheppard eager to address ‘Action Plan’ objectives for Michiganders

Focused on people, blueprint will ensure bright future Crucial policy priorities for Michigan’s continued recovery were unveiled today at a Capitol press conference, and state Rep. Jason Sheppard, said he is ready to build on last session’s success, when 80 percent of the goals were approved by the House. “I may be a freshmen on…

Sheppard, special guests attend Gov. Snyder’s State of the State address

State Rep. Jason Sheppard, R-Temperance, was joined by his wife, Melissa (not pictured), and special guests Adam McLaughlin of LPL Financial (right) and Tracy Oberlieter (left), Monroe Bank & Trust senior vice president and Monroe Ducks Unlimited chairman, for the 2015 State of the State address at the Capitol. ###

Sheppard appointed vice chair of Commerce and Trade Committee

Lawmaker to serve on Energy Policy, Agriculture, Local Government committees State Rep. Jason Sheppard, R-Temperance, this week was appointed to serve as vice chair of the House Committee on Commerce and Trade. The freshman legislator has owned a small business for 17 years and will bring valuable experience to his leadership role as vice chair….

Rep. Sheppard opens Lansing office serving the 56th District

LANSING, Mich. — State Rep. Jason Sheppard, R-Temperance (right), works with legislative aide Jacob McLaughlin of Monroe on Thursday in the 56th House District office. This week, Sheppard officially opened the legislative office across the street from the Michigan Capitol. McLaughlin and colleague Jaclyn Chrzanowski will staff the office, which is open from 9 a.m. to…

Sheppard sworn into Michigan House to represent 56th District

Family, friends, community join Monroe Courthouse ceremony State Rep. Jason Sheppard, R-Temperance, was sworn into office this week as a member of the 98th Legislature by Chief Judge Pro Tempore Michael A. Weipert. Sheppard’s wife, Melissa, other family members, friends and members of the community attended the ceremony at the Monroe Circuit Courthouse Wednesday afternoon….