Macomb delegation: Give communities more control over fireworks

The Michigan House today voted to give local municipalities more control over the sale, use and safety of consumer-grade fireworks within their borders after approving bipartisan plans sponsored by Macomb County legislators. State Reps. John Chirkun, Diana Farrington, Kevin Hertel, Pamela Hornberger, Peter Lucido, Steve Marino, William Sowerby and Jeff Yaroch combined in a joint…

Yaroch, Marino: Governor has duty to decide on requests for removal of elected officials

Issue surrounding Macomb Township trustee inspires legislation State Reps. Jeff Yaroch and Steve Marino have introduced a plan requiring the governor’s office to promptly make a determination when anyone makes a formal request for the removal of an elected official due to gross neglect of duty or corrupt conduct in office. The legislators, who each…

Rep. Yaroch to host fall listening tour

State Rep. Jeff Yaroch, of Richmond, will host a “Fall Listening Tour” and visit local board and councils throughout the community. “It is important that as your state representative I stay accessible to all residents and hear your concerns,” Rep. Yaroch said. “This listening tour gives residents the opportunity to ask questions and to hear…

Rep. Yaroch welcomes guests for Sept. 11 ceremony

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Jeff Yaroch, of Richmond, was joined this week by Ray Township Fire Chief Jim DiMaria and his wife, Cindy, for the Michigan House of Representatives annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol.  The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in the line of…

Reps. Marino, Yaroch: Township board members must be held accountable

Proposal compelling meeting attendance passes House floor vote A plan from state Rep. Steve Marino and co-sponsored by state Rep. Jeff Yaroch to compel the attendance of board members and officers at township meetings was advanced on Wednesday in a vote by the Michigan House. House Bill 5950 was introduced by Marino, of Harrison Township,…

Reps. Marino, Yaroch: We must explore all options to remove Bucci from office

State Reps. Steve Marino and Jeff Yaroch today unveiled details about a new state-level plan to remove Macomb Township Trustee Dino Bucci from office. The legislators detailed a resolution that could start impeachment proceedings against Bucci, who was indicted by a federal grand jury nine months ago and hasn’t shown up for a township board…

Rep. Yaroch backs plan to prevent future PFAS contamination

A plan introduced by State Reps. Sue Allor and Jeff Yaroch earlier this year would create stricter regulations regarding the use of firefighting foams containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in Michigan. Yaroch, of Richmond, said fire-suppressing foams containing PFAS have been used for decades but research now shows the chemical contaminants easily transfer through…

Rep. Yaroch creates flexibility to spend salvage fees on police protection

Legislator sees plan as example of government working for the people A proposal introduced by state Rep. Jeff Yaroch addressing how money collected from salvaged vehicle inspection fees is distributed has been signed by the governor. Salvaged vehicles are reconstructed vehicles that once had sustained major damage and were deemed a total loss, which signifies…

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…