Rep. Yaroch visits local school to answer student letters

State Rep. Jeff Yaroch of Richmond visited Ms. Vogel’s eighth grade class at Seneca Middle School in Macomb Township to answer questions about state government. Several students sent him letters on various topics including education, election laws, and the role of a state representative. Rep. Yaroch chose to address them in person by visiting the…

Rep. Yaroch: Township board members, officers must meet their duty

Legislation inspired by situation involving Macomb Township Trustee Dino Bucci A plan co-sponsored by state Rep. Jeff Yaroch, of Richmond, to demand attendance of board members and officers at township meetings was advanced today in a vote by the House Local Government Committee. House Bill 5950 was introduced after Macomb Township Trustee Dino Bucci was…

Reps. Marino, Yaroch testify on plan to hold township board members, officers accountable for meeting attendance

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Reps. Steve Marino (left) of Harrison Township and Jeff Yaroch of Richmond today offered testimony on House Bill 5950 before the House Local Government Committee. City councils, school boards, county commissions and charter township boards in Michigan currently have measures in place outlining expectations for attendance and orderly activity from members. HB…

Rep. Yaroch to host listening tour

State Rep. Jeff Yaroch of Richmond will host a “Summer Listening Tour” to give people opportunities to connect directly with their state representative. “It is an honor to be your voice at the state Capitol,” Rep. Yaroch said. “I take this responsibility seriously, and this listening tour is the best way to remain accountable and…

Marino, Yaroch bill provides clarity concerning Macomb Township trustee

State Reps. Steve Marino and Jeff Yaroch today introduced legislation to eliminate any uncertainty as to whether Macomb Township Trustee Dino Bucci is guilty of misconduct in office. The legislators, who each represent a portion of Macomb Township, said regardless of the criminal charges Bucci faces, shirking his responsibilities as Macomb Township trustee and skipping…

Rep. Yaroch introduces new plan to accelerate road repairs in Michigan

Rep. Jeff Yaroch today continued his fight to speed up the timetable for road repairs in Macomb County and all of Michigan. With bipartisan support, Yaroch introduced House Bill 5932, which would accelerate the revenue benefits from a road repair funding plan signed into law in 2015. Increased revenue from the income tax scheduled to…

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…