Rep. Yaroch calls for clarity on federal marijuana policy

Legislator: Recent hearing informative, Feds must stop sending mixed signals PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Jeff Yaroch, chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) and the Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS), recently heard testimony on marijuana regulation in Michigan. “The people of Michigan had their say…

Rep. Yaroch: MCCA fee increase proves need for car insurance reform

The Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) would be subject to greater transparency and drivers would have more choice in their car insurance policies under plans reintroduced by state Rep. Jeff Yaroch of Richmond. Yaroch’s plan is even more urgent given the MCCA’s announcement this week it is again raising its annual fee related to the…

Rep. Yaroch votes for more government accountability

Plan extends open record requirements to governor, Legislature State Rep. Jeff Yaroch, of Richmond, has voted to approve a bipartisan plan to make state government more accountable to the people of Michigan. Michigan is one of just two states that still exempts its governor and the Legislature from open records laws. The bipartisan solution approved…

House plan offers additional protections for first responders

State Reps. Ryan Berman, Brandt Iden and Jeff Yaroch have introduced a plan to stiffen penalties for criminals who threaten or carry out targeted attacks on first responders and corrections officers in Michigan. Berman, who serves as a reserve police officer, said attacks on law enforcement officers and other first responders have increased over the…

Rep. Yaroch and Rep. Witwer introduce a bipartisan school safety package

State Rep. Jeff Yaroch of Richmond and State Rep. Angela Witwer of Delta Township introduced a bipartisan package today aimed at improving various school safety practices in Michigan. Rep. Yaroch’s bill would require public schools to carry trauma kits and train all staff members on how to use and maintain the kits. His bill is…

Rep. Yaroch: My real roads plan that won’t break your pocketbook

We’ve finally heard the governor’s plan to fix Michigan’s roads – a ridiculous 45-cent per gallon tax increase she proposed during her budget presentation this week. There’s no way I can possibly support that plan – especially when Macomb County is a donor to the state transportation system. We pay far more in taxes and…

Rep. Yaroch to host spring listening tour

State Rep. Jeff Yaroch of Richmond will host a ‘Spring Listening Tour’ to connect directly with people throughout the community. Rep. Yaroch will also be visiting local boards and councils. “Talking to my neighbors and listening to their concerns about state government continues to be one of the most important parts of my job,” Yaroch said….

Rep. Yaroch joined by local official for State of the State address

State Rep. Jeff Yaroch of Richmond was joined by Tim Bussineau at the state Capitol for the annual State of the State address. Bussineau, a Macomb Township Trustee, has spent almost 16 years as a social studies teacher with Romeo Community Schools. “I was glad to hear the Governor talk about roads, car insurance and…

Rep. Yaroch continues to prioritize road repairs for Michigan residents

Measure redirects corporate subsidies to state’s infrastructure State Rep. Jeff Yaroch recently introduced a proposal to redirect an additional $60 million in existing state funds to help fix Michigan roads each year. Yaroch’s plan redirects a portion of revenue raised from the Indian Gaming Compact to the Michigan Transportation Fund to help repair roads across…

Rep. Yaroch continues fight to help Macomb County repair roads

Proposal improves funding distribution formula State Rep. Jeff Yaroch continued his fight to bring Macomb County more money to repair roads with a proposal introduced last week in the Michigan House. Yaroch’s plan provides a more equitable distribution of road repair money by putting more emphasis on the number of lanes roadways have — rather…

Rep. Yaroch to play key role in state’s budget process

State Rep. Jeff Yaroch has been appointed by Speaker Lee Chatfield to serve on the House Appropriations Committee during the 2019-20 legislative session. Yaroch, of Richmond, will chair the House subcommittee charged with setting the budgets of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs and the Department of Insurance and Financial Services. “It’s a…