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,…

Rep. Yaroch votes to safeguard retirement benefit plans for first responders

State Representative Jeff Yaroch of Richmond today voted in favor of a bill package protecting retirement benefits for police, firefighters and other local government employees. “Our first responders work hard protecting their communities and we need to protect the benefits they were promised,” said Yaroch, a former firefighter/paramedic of over 25 years. “We need to…

Rep. Yaroch’s first responder protection bill advances to House

Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Jeff Yaroch was approved Tuesday by the House Law and Justice Committee, a week after Yaroch testified to the need to improve protection for police, fire and emergency service personnel. Yaroch, who served for 26 years as a firefighter/paramedic in Clinton Township, was joined by EMS Chief John Gallagher of…

Rep. Yaroch, Clinton Township EMS chief speak on need for first responder protection

State Rep. Jeff Yaroch, who served for 26 years as a firefighter and paramedic in Clinton Township, called on the House Law and Justice Committee to consider legislation to improve protection for police, fire and emergency service personnel during testimony today. “I never felt, because we were the good guys, that we’d ever be targeted…

Rep. Yaroch joined by first responder for Sept. 11 ceremony

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Jeff Yaroch, of Richmond, hosted Jeff White, director of the Richmond Lenox EMS Authority as his guest for the Michigan House’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The service remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in the line of duty in the past…