Reps. Reilly and Webber to present joint legislative update

State Reps. John Reilly and Michael Webber will present a joint legislative update to local residents on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Oakland Township Hall located at 4393 Collins Road in Rochester. The presentation will take place during the Oakland Township Board of Trustees meeting that evening. Information on legislation regarding auto…

Legislators: New system needed to hold university boards accountable

Proposal allows voters to weigh in on framework for selecting trustees State Reps. James Lower, Rob VerHeulen and Michael Webber today said the time is right to consider changing the selection process for future members of the boards governing Michigan State University, Wayne State University and the University of Michigan. The legislators testified before the…

Rep. Webber supports money saving measures for Michigan families

Bills provide tax relief, end driver responsibility fees State Rep. Michael Webber today supported two measures that will allow Michigan families to keep more money in their pockets. The first measure would end driver responsibility fees effective Oct. 1 and forgive outstanding debt associated with the fees. Webber said the fees, which were enacted by…

Rep. Webber backs measure to support veterans at local level

State Rep. Michael Webber, of Rochester Hills, has cosponsored legislation providing financial incentive to encourage Michigan counties to establish and maintain veteran service offices. Currently, 11 counties do not have a local veteran support department and many other counties are understaffed. This poses a great barrier for veterans who are looking for help navigating their…

Local residents can meet with Rep. Webber on Feb. 16

State Rep. Michael Webber will host his monthly office hours on Friday, Feb. 16 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Panera Bread, 2921 S. Rochester Road in Rochester Hills. “Residents of the greater Rochester area are always welcome to join me at my local office hours,” Rep. Webber said. “I look forward to hearing about…

Rep. Webber applauds work of House mental health task force

Legislator looks forward to change that will result from the project State Rep. Michael Webber said today he looks forward to the many legislative changes that will come as a result of the House’s mental health task force report, which was unveiled this week and included recommendations to make significant improvements to Michigan’s broken mental…

Rep. Webber: Overriding veto helps Michigan families receive vehicle sales tax relief

Legislation speeds up reforms approved in 2013 State Rep. Michael Webber today voted to accelerate sales tax relief for Michigan families buying motor vehicles by overriding a gubernatorial veto with his House colleagues. The House vote means additional tax relief for people buying cars, trucks and SUVs with a trade-in. Current law calls for phasing…

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Rep. Webber announces FIRST Robotics grants to Rochester schools

State Rep. Michael Webber today announced a combined state grant award of $11,650 to FIRST Robotics programs in the Rochester Community School District. Rochester, Rochester Adams and Stoney Creek high schools were awarded $2,500 each, with Hart Middle School securing $1,300 and Delta Kelly, Long Meadow and North Hill elementary schools receiving $950 each. “FIRST…

Local residents can meet with Rep. Webber on Jan. 12

State Rep. Michael Webber will host his monthly office hours on Friday, Jan. 12 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Tim Hortons, 2258 Crooks Road in Rochester Hills. “I am committed to making state government accessible and accountable to the people,” Rep. Webber said. “Hosting regular office hours is a great opportunity to meet local…

Rep. Webber posts perfect voting record for 2017

State Rep. Michael Webber finished 2017 with a perfect voting record, taking part in all 511 roll call votes last year. “As the voice for the Greater Rochester area in Lansing, I make it a priority to cast a vote on every issue that is put before the House,” Rep. Webber said. “The people of…