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…

Rep. Yaroch goes on “listening tour” and visits to local boards and councils

State Rep. Jeff Yaroch of Richmond will host a listening tour and visits to local boards/councils in the community throughout the month of August and encourages residents to bring their thoughts or concerns about state government. Rep. Yaroch will be coming 30 minutes before the scheduled board/council meetings, attending the meeting, then staying after the…

Rep. Yaroch calls for the Federal Government to decide: Can states regulate marijuana or not?

Legislator: ‘It has been nine years since Michigan’s residents voted on this; it’s time for a decision.’ State Rep. Jeff Yaroch has introduced a resolution calling for clarity from the federal government on enforcement of laws involving marijuana. “The direction we’re getting from Washington D.C. on marijuana is inconsistent, at best,” said Yaroch, of Richmond….

Rep. Yaroch’s resolution calls for Real Reform: A single-chamber legislature

Proposal saves tax dollars, improves transparency State Rep. Jeff Yaroch has introduced legislation calling for a single-chamber legislature, which will save taxpayers an estimated $50 million dollars annually, increase transparency, and improve legislative dialogue, leading to better legislation. Yaroch, of Richmond, introduced House Joint Resolution R, which proposes putting the concept of a unicameral, or…

Legislation introduced to protect police, fire and EMS officials

State Reps. Jeff Yaroch and Andy Schor (D-Lansing) have submitted legislation to protect police officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel from unprovoked physical attacks. According to the statistics from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, 64 police officers were killed by gunfire – including 21 by ambush-style attacks – across the United States in…

Rep. Yaroch supports budget to fix Michigan roads and bridges

The House Appropriations Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee approved a budget recommendation that increases funding for road and bridge construction lines for the state, counties and cities, state Rep. Jeff Yaroch announced. “I heard the residents of my district loud and clear when they said, ‘fix the roads,’” said Yaroch, of Richmond. “I intend to follow…

Rep. Yaroch supports more career-oriented classes for students

A Merit Curriculum bill package got a ‘yes’ vote from state Rep. Jeff Yaroch Thursday, giving high school students and their families added options toward graduation on the way to post-high school career preparation. “This legislation gives more control to the students while also helping the Macomb County region get more professionals in skilled trades…

Rep. Yaroch announces local office hours

State Rep. Jeff Yaroch of Richmond will host office hours throughout spring and encourages residents to bring their thoughts or concerns about state government. “Serving the people of our community is important to me, and I encourage residents to join me to discuss the problems and issues that matter to them,” Yaroch said. Rep. Yaroch’s…

Michigan House approves urgent funding for Macomb County sinkhole

The Michigan House today overwhelmingly approved a funding bill urgently needed to address health and safety issues related to the Macomb County sinkhole emergency. The bill approved with bipartisan support includes $3 million from the state to help protect people, property and the environment from potential sewage overflows as crews continue to address the sinkhole…