Rep. Sheppard: Governor’s request for 70-day emergency extension is ‘overzealous’

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance today said Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s request for the Legislature to extend the statewide emergency declaration related to coronavirus – and the powers it grants to her – by an additional 70 days is excessive: “Right now, the public health crisis we’re facing clearly presents a danger to Michigan families,…

Rep. Sheppard urges residents to stay calm, heed governor’s stay-at-home order

State Rep. Jason Sheppard urged residents to remain calm and follow the stay-at-home order issued today by the governor to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan. Sheppard, of Temperance, said the order directs residents to stay in their homes unless they’re working a job in a critical service industry, engaging in outdoor activities,…

Rep. Sheppard votes to provide $125M more for Michigan’s coronavirus response

Rep. Jason Sheppard tonight voted in favor of a new emergency budget plan adding another $125 million to help the state of Michigan and local communities respond to coronavirus. The measure brings the total state funding approved to $150 million, including the $25 million approved by the Legislature last week. The plan will provide $50…

Rep. Sheppard: New local option will lead to better services

State Rep. Jason Sheppard, of Temperance, today testified on his plan expanding how communities could collaborate to provide services. While the focus in some instances may be on transportation and public transit, House Bill 5229 could be applied broadly, giving communities and counties more versatility when it comes to their millages and improvement plans for…

Rep. Sheppard plan provides pathway for joint initiatives including regional transit

Legislation offers flexibility for public service millages State Rep. Jason Sheppard, of Temperance, today joined leaders from Wayne, Washtenaw and Oakland counties for a news conference discussing renewed interest and options for expanded regional transit in the greater Detroit area. “We had a great discussion about ways to expand infrastructure and the ability for people…

Rep. Sheppard announces November district hours

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance invites residents to meet with him at his upcoming November district hours. Rep. Sheppard will meet with residents at the following times and locations: Monday, Nov. 5 from 9 to 10 a.m. at Dena’s Family Restaurant, 15391 S. Dixie Hwy. in Monroe; and Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 8:30 to…

Rep. Sheppard welcomes local pastor to lead House invocation

  State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance welcomed Pastor Brett Bartlett (center) to the state Capitol to lead Tuesday’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Bartlett serves as pastor of the Wyldewood Baptist Church in Lambertville. Joining them at the rostrum is Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield.

Rep. Sheppard: Plan supporting Monroe County jobs signed into law

Rep. Jason Sheppard’s plan to help Tenneco keep jobs in Monroe County and elsewhere in Michigan has been signed into law. Sheppard, of Temperance, is a key sponsor of the legislation allowing Tenneco to keep Michigan Economic Growth Authority credits originally awarded to Federal-Mogul. Tenneco finalized a deal to acquire Federal-Mogul in 2018, and transferring…

Sheppard: The budget is done, time to tackle policymaking

Passing the budget is the one task our state constitution requires the Legislature to complete each year. Since coming to Lansing in 2015, I have worked with my colleagues, on both sides of the aisle and in both chambers, to accomplish this task. In January, we began working with a new administration in the governor’s…