Bizon welcomes local guests for Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. John Bizon (center, left) welcomes (from left) Battle Creek Air National Guard Col. Daniel Whipple, Calhoun County Undersheriff Tim Hurtt and John Pignataro of the Calhoun County Sheriff Department as his guests for the Michigan House of Representatives Sept. 11 Memorial Ceremony. House members invited first responders from their communities to…

House approves Rep. Bizon’s plan to ensure safety of bicyclists on Michigan roads

Drivers must give a three-foot clearance when passing a bicyclist The Michigan House this week approved state Rep. Dr. John Bizon’s legislation to require motorists to maintain at least a three-foot distance to increase safety when passing a bicyclist. “This plan requires motorists to maintain a safe distance while passing a bicyclist ensuring the safety…

Rep. Bizon’s plan offering fresh start to Youth ChalleNGe grads signed into law

Young people with troubled pasts who graduate from the Michigan Youth ChalleNGe Academy have a new opportunity to gain a fresh start after a plan backed by state Rep. Dr. John Bizon was signed into law today. The Michigan Youth ChalleNGe Academy, located at Fort Custer in Battle Creek, is a 22-week residential program operated…

Rep. Bizon resolution honors Michigan’s corrections officers

House names April 30-May 5 as Correctional Officers Week The state House approved a resolution this week from state Rep. Dr. John Bizon to declare April 30-May 5 as Correctional Officers Week in Michigan. “No group of Americans has a more difficult or less publicly visible job than the brave men and women who work…

Rep. Bizon: Military and veterans programs benefit from proposed budget plan

State Rep. John Bizon, chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military and Veterans Affairs, today announced the subcommittee has unanimously advanced a budget plan prioritizing funds to strengthen military and veteran services throughout Michigan. The proposed Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) budget includes: $6.5 million for the National Guard Tuition Assistance Fund;…

Rep. Bizon casts vote for additional road funding

Plan improves Calhoun County roads without increasing taxes   State Rep. Dr. John Bizon of  Battle Creek today joined a bipartisan majority of his House colleagues in approving a plan to invest an additional $175 million into road repairs across Michigan as early as this summer. “We have made a huge effort to improve our…

Rep. Bizon votes to provide tax relief for Michigan families, seniors

State Rep. Dr. John Bizon today voted in favor of legislation to relieve the tax burden on Michigan families and senior citizens. Bizon, of Battle Creek, said the three-bill package approved by a bipartisan majority in the House increases personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents and allows additional tax credits for people age…

Rep. Bizon lists priorities following governor’s address

State Rep. Dr. John Bizon today said he has a list of priorities for the current legislative session following the governor’s State of the State address in Lansing. Bizon, of Battle Creek, said no-fault automobile insurance reform and continuing to grow the state economy top his list of key issues the Legislature should focus on…

Rep. Bizon applauds bills providing tax relief to seniors

Legislation increases exemptions for older Michiganders   State Rep. Dr. John Bizon today applauded legislation being considered in the House to provide substantial income tax relief for seniors and families. The bills continue and increase personal exemptions for Michigan taxpayers and their dependents on their income taxes, while providing additional relief for senior citizens. “Senior…