State representatives call on governor to remove Macomb Township trustee

Reps. Marino, Yaroch: Bucci should resign or be removed from office State Reps. Steve Marino and Jeff Yaroch today sent Gov. Rick Snyder letters calling on him to exercise his authority to remove a Macomb Township trustee from office. Rep. Marino said Trustee Dino Bucci has exhibited corrupt conduct in office and gross neglect of…

Rep. Yaroch reads to local classrooms

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Jeff Yaroch reads to a group of students at Will L. Lee Elementary School. State Rep. Jeff Yaroch of Richmond completed his March is Reading Month tour reading to over 400 elementary students while visiting 10 local classrooms. “Reading is critical to a child’s educational development,” Rep. Yaroch said. “By encouraging…

Yaroch bill allows drivers to opt out of MCCA fee

The time is now for no-fault reform as MCCA announces increase in fee State Rep. Jeff Yaroch of Richmond has introduced an auto insurance reform bill, which allows motorists to opt out of paying the Michigan Catastrophic Claim Association (MCCA) fee by allowing drivers a choice on the level of personal injury protection (PIP) coverage….

Rep. Yaroch’s bills help local communities with road funding

State Rep. Jeff Yaroch recently introduced legislation to equitably distribute road funding according to lane miles as opposed to centerline miles. Currently, the major factor applied in funding roads considers the total length of the road, without consideration for how many lanes the roadway may have. “Fundamentally, I do not think it makes sense to…

Macomb County legislators vote to boost funding for urgent road repairs

Macomb County would receive an estimated additional $4.48 million – and its cities and villages would receive money on top of that  – as part of a new plan to quickly boost road repairs across Michigan. The money is included in a $175 million bill approved by the state House today with the support of…

Macomb County legislators laud measure ensuring effective use of PFAS cleanup funds

The five Republican legislators representing Macomb County residents today supported a resolution in the Michigan House ensuring effective use of state funds provided to address a contaminant identified in the Clinton River and Lake St. Clair. In December, the Legislature agreed to allocate $23.2 million to provide testing, monitoring and technical assistance at more than…

Rep. Yaroch’s first responder protection bill approved by House

The state House has approved legislation sponsored by state Rep. Jeff Yaroch to help improve protection for police, fire and emergency medical service personnel. Yaroch, who served for 25 years as a firefighter/paramedic in Clinton Township, spoke before the full House on Wednesday in support of the three-bill package. “We need to work together to…

Rep. Yaroch calls for clarity on federal marijuana policy

The state House today approved a resolution sponsored by state Rep. Jeff Yaroch asking the federal government to clarify its position on the legality of marijuana. “The direction we’re getting from Washington, D.C. on marijuana is inconsistent, at best,” said Yaroch, of Richmond. “This uncertainty has done nothing to help Michigan. U.S. Attorney General Jeff…

Rep. Yaroch invites Richmond City Council member to the State of the State address

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Jeff Yaroch welcomed Richmond City Council Member Jaime Greene, to the state Capitol Tuesday to hear Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address. Rep. Yaroch, of Richmond, represents the residents of the 33rd District, which includes the townships of Armada, Lenox, Ray and Richmond, the majority of Macomb Township, the Macomb…

Rep. Yaroch supports bills to expand skilled trade opportunities

State Representative Jeff Yaroch voted this week for a bipartisan five-bill package to enhance skilled trade education in Michigan’s public schools. “This legislation provides our children with more opportunities to prepare for a career,” said Yaroch, of Richmond. “We need to give our students more course flexibility, greater access to experienced instructors, and a pathway…

Macomb County lawmakers laud bill addressing local pollution

Budget measure key step in dealing with health threat   The five Republican legislators representing Macomb County residents today applauded House passage of a budget bill to address the emerging threat posed by a type of chemical contaminant identified in the Clinton River and Lake St. Clair. State Reps. Diana Farrington, Pamela Hornberger, Peter Lucido,…