Rep. Wozniak sets local conversation hours

State Rep. Doug Wozniak announced his next set of local conversation hours to be held Friday, Jan. 24 from noon to 1 p.m. at Wendy’s, 66650 Van Dyke Ave. in Washington. “Meeting regularly with people in our community continues to be one of my top priorities as a state legislator,” Wozniak said. “I look forward…

Wozniak bill ensures families seeking adoption have the legal support they need

State Rep. Doug Wozniak today delivered testimony before the House Families, Children and Seniors Committee on his bipartisan plan to correct an unintentional result of 2017 legislation that prevented attorneys from legally serving people in adoption court hearings. In 2017, legislation was passed to prevent underground adoptions without court supervision. Wozniak said through unintentional oversight,…

Rep. Wozniak named to House Commerce and Tourism Committee

State Rep. Doug Wozniak has been appointed by Speaker Lee Chatfield to serve on the House Commerce and Tourism Committee in 2020. The committee typically examines legislation related to advertisers, commercial activity, consumer protection, economic development, technology, workforce issues, and other areas. Wozniak said his experience as a small business owner and practicing attorney at…

Rep. Wozniak plan would improve mental competency exam process

State Rep. Doug Wozniak today introduced a plan to help address the backlog of criminal cases waiting evaluation at the state forensic center and help local law enforcement access alternative options when the state is unable to complete a mental competency exam in a timely manner. Wozniak, of Shelby Township, said criminal cases involving defendant…

Rep. Wozniak applauds signing of restored budget funding

Supplemental plan protects most vulnerable residents, key services State Rep. Douglas Wozniak, of Shelby Township, today underscored a signed proposal that restores funding for key services in southeast Michigan. The signature from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer chips away at an original veto of nearly $1 billion in Legislature-approved funding for the fiscal year that began Oct….

Rep. Wozniak welcomes local pastor to give House invocation

State Rep. Doug Wozniak (right) welcomed Pastor Jason Jackson from Brookside Missionary Baptist Church in Shelby Township to give the invocation before the Michigan House of Representatives session on Tuesday. Joining them on the rostrum was Rep. Jim Lilly.

Rep. Wozniak announces release of seasonal Pure Michigan Travel Guide

State Rep. Doug Wozniak has announced the release of the Pure Michigan Winter 2019 Travel Guide. Released as part of the state’s travel and tourism campaign, the guide provides readers with an overview of trip ideas and destinations to enjoy during this winter season. “Just because temperatures are falling and snow is coming doesn’t mean…

Column: No More Surprises

Surprise medical bills have devastated families across Michigan for decades. The practice of charging patients more than they bargained for after the treatment is unfair and must be stopped. You might not have heard of surprise medical billing, but you’ve probably experienced it. In fact, about one of every seven patients has received a surprise…

Rep. Wozniak: MCCA rate reduction result of car insurance reforms

All drivers to see significant, guaranteed savings State Rep. Doug Wozniak, of Shelby Township, today said the fee reduction announced by the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association is a positive indication Macomb County drivers will save significant money through the state’s recent car insurance reforms. The MCCA announced it will charge a $100 per vehicle assessment…

Rep. Wozniak supports plan to better serve children in foster care

State Rep. Doug Wozniak, who serves on the House Families, Children and Seniors Committee, has voted in support of legislation ensuring children in foster care are placed in the best environments possible. Senate Bills 466-469 and 539 would make reforms to Michigan’s foster care system to implement changes required by the federal Family First Prevention…