Rep. Webber: House advances emergency funding to combat coronavirus

State Rep. Michael Webber this week voted in favor of an emergency budget plan to combat the spread of coronavirus in Michigan, restore support for tourism, and promote job growth. The budget measures go beyond funding restorations to address evolving challenges such as coronavirus in Michigan. A total of $25 million will assist in virus…

Travelers better protected under Webber plan approved by Michigan House

The Michigan House this week overwhelmingly approved state Rep. Michael Webber’s plan adopting protections for consumers who purchase travel insurance policies. Webber, of Rochester Hills, said while the use of travel insurance is becoming more prevalent by travelers nationally and internationally, there’s not enough adequate safety measures in place to protect policyholders from bad actors…

Rep. Webber joined by Rochester Schools superintendent at the State of the State address

State Rep. Michael Webber of Rochester Hills was joined by Rochester Community School District Superintendent Dr. Robert Shaner at the state Capitol Wednesday for the annual State of the State address. Dr. Shaner has led Rochester Community School District since 2013 and was recently recognized as the 2020 Michigan Superintendent of the Year by the…

Rep Webber: Better communication is necessary when state responds to environmental, health threats

State Rep. Michael Webber of Oakland County – chair of the House Regulatory Reform Committee and member of the House Oversight Committee – reacted to a House Appropriations Committee hearing to review how the state responded and communicated with local governments and legislators regarding Electro-Plating Services in Madison Heights and ownership-related properties in Sanilac County…

Join Rep. Webber at his January office hours

State Rep. Michael Webber of Rochester Hills invites residents to join him for his in-district office hours on Friday, Jan. 17. “I look forward to meeting with community members and listening to their insight,” Rep. Webber said. “Monthly office hours have provided a great opportunity to connect with the people I serve. I encourage everyone…

Rep. Webber: Sports wagering crosses the finish line

State Rep. Michael Webber of Rochester Hills issued the following statement today after Gov. Whitmer signed legislation legalizing participation in fantasy sports contests and permitting sports betting in Michigan: “It’s been a long time coming, but legal sports wagering is now a reality here in Michigan. We’ve crossed the finish line and took the necessary…

Rep. Webber’s sales tax fairness plan signed into law

Rep. Michael Webber of Rochester Hills issued the following statement today after Gov. Whitmer signed his legislation to provide sales tax fairness related to retail sales — regardless of whether the retailer is operating inside or outside of Michigan: “Local stores have been required to collect sales tax from their customers for a long, long…

Rep. Webber, state House send restored funding to governor’s desk

State Rep. Michael Webber, of Rochester Hills, this week joined colleagues in the Michigan Legislature in giving final approval to a plan restoring budget funding vetoed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer earlier this year. Nearly $1 billion in Legislature-approved funding was wiped through line-item vetoes before the fiscal year that began Oct. 1. A newly approved…

Join Rep. Webber at his November office hours

State Rep. Michael Webber of Rochester Hills invites residents to join him for his in-district office hours on Monday, Nov. 25. “Hearing your concerns and ideas is important to me,” Rep. Webber said. “I hope you’ll join me this month for an update on state government and to share what’s on your mind.” Rep. Webber…

Rep. Webber welcomes Rochester University president to lead House invocation

State Rep. Michael Webber of Rochester Hills welcomed Dr. Brian L. Stogner (center) to the state Capitol to lead Thursday’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Dr. Stogner serves as president at Rochester University. Joining them at the rostrum is Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield.

Rep. Webber: Legalization of fantasy sports closer to reality

The Michigan House of Representatives today approved a pair of proposals sponsored by state Rep. Michael Webber legalizing participation in fantasy sports contests and permitting sports betting in Michigan. Webber’s measures are part of a wide-ranging bipartisan plan updating the way gaming is conducted and regulated statewide. Current state law is silent as to whether…