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…

Rep. Bizon joins colleagues in overriding governor’s veto and speed up tax relief

Legislation will stimulate Michigan’s businesses   State Rep. Dr. John Bizon today voted to accelerate sales tax relief for Michigan families buying cars, trucks boats and recreational vehicles by overriding a gubernatorial veto with his House colleagues. The vote means tax relief for people buying vehicles with a trade-in. Current law calls for phasing in…

Rep. Bizon confident after revenue estimating conference

State Rep. Dr. John Bizon today said Michigan is expected to continue steady economic growth following presentation of the Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference, which is the first look at the upcoming economic forecast. The report was compiled by the House and Senate Fiscal agencies and the state budget director and presented to the House and…

Rep. Bizon: Recreation grant for trailhead recommended

State Rep. Dr. John Bizon today announced the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Board has recommended to purchase land for a trailhead in Albion Township. Bizon, of Battle Creek, said the recommended grant will help expand the Iron Belle Trail through the city of Albion and the Albion College’s Equestrian Center. Funding for the project…

House approves Rep. Bizon’s disabled veteran bill

The Michigan House of Representatives today unanimously approved legislation authored by state Rep. John Bizon. Bizon’s measure allows honorably discharged veterans to have a state park passport fee waived if proof of their 100-percent disabled status is provided to the Secretary of State. “This legislation creates another way for disabled veterans to have their state…

Rep. Bizon welcomes local students to state Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. John Bizon interacts with students from Marshall Opportunity High School who were at the Capitol for the 17th Annual Student Technology Showcase.  The event allowed lawmakers to see first-hand how technology is used in classrooms across Michigan.