Rep. Sheppard continues to fight opioid epidemic with new law

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance holds an enrolled copy of House Bill 4367 with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday. HB 4367, which became Public Act 39 of 2019 in June, would allow certain government agencies and organizations, including public libraries and their employees to keep and administer life-saving opioid antagonists in good faith without…

Reps. Bellino, Sheppard: Long-awaited affordable car insurance now a reality

New law to save Southeast Michigan drivers hundreds of dollars per year Historic car insurance reform supported by state Reps. Joe Bellino and Jason Sheppard was signed into state law today, lowering costs for all Michigan drivers, including those in Monroe and Wayne counties. The reforms – approved by Bellino, Sheppard and the Legislature –…

Rep. Sheppard joins committee helping shape Michigan’s state government budget

State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance will serve on an influential Michigan House committee that plays a vital role in developing the state government budget. Sheppard was recently appointed to the House Appropriations Committee by Speaker Lee Chatfield. Sheppard’s first meeting with the committee is expected soon. “The state budget affects the lives of Monroe…

Michigan House approves Rep. Sheppard’s plan to support Monroe County jobs

Rep. Jason Sheppard’s plan to help Tenneco keep jobs in Monroe County and elsewhere in Michigan was approved today by the state House. Sheppard, of Temperance, is a key sponsor in a bipartisan plan allowing Tenneco to keep Michigan Economic Growth Authority credits originally awarded to Federal-Mogul. Tenneco finalized a deal to acquire Federal-Mogul in…

Rep. Sheppard continues fight to reduce car insurance rates in Michigan

State Rep. Jason Sheppard today continued his battle to bring lower car insurance prices to Monroe County families, joining his House colleagues in approving a plan to reform Michigan’s broken no-fault system. The plan guarantees lower rates for all drivers in Michigan, who now pay the highest average car insurance premiums in the nation –…

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…