Legislators: Governor needs a new map for reopening Michigan’s economy

Initial plan from advisory group places St. Clair, Lapeer counties in Detroit region A group of Michigan House members today said the governor should revise an initial COVID-19 economic reopening map that places St. Clair and Lapeer counties in the Metro Detroit region. Reps. Shane Hernandez of Port Huron, Pamela Hornberger of Chesterfield Township, Gary…

Rep. Eisen: House approves measure extending state of emergency through April 30

State Rep. Gary Eisten this week joined his colleagues in the Michigan House to extend Michigan’s state of emergency designation related to the coronavirus pandemic through April 30. Eisen, of St. Clair Township, said he favored the plan over the 70-day extension proposed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, which would have extended her emergency powers well…

Rep. Eisen plan gives local communities additional tool when addressing their roads

A plan from state Rep. Gary Eisen, of St. Clair, giving local communities more options to conduct road projects was unanimously advanced by the Michigan House this week. Eisen’s legislation, House Bill 4476, raises the ceiling on projects that can be free of competitive bidding from the current $100,000 to $300,000. It also restricts a…

Rep. Eisen resolution reinforces right to keep and bear arms in Michigan

The Michigan House today adopted state Rep. Gary Eisen’s resolution reaffirming the rights of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms in Michigan. The right to use firearms for self-defense is ensured and protected by the constitutions of the United States and Michigan, and Eisen said he took an oath to defend the constitutions as…

Rep. Eisen testifies on plan combatting high water conditions, providing support to families

State Rep. Gary Eisen this week testified before the House Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Committee in support of his legislation to help prevent further water damage to homes and property near state waterways during high water conditions. Eisen’s plan would authorize the Michigan Department of Natural Resources or the local sheriff to promptly issue…

Rep. Eisen plan would hold property owners liable for safety in gun-free zones

A plan introduced by state Rep. Gary Eisen would make businesses and government entities with gun-free policies liable if a shooting takes place on their grounds. Eisen, of St. Clair Township, said gun-free zones have become targets for mass shootings because criminals who have no regard for the law know that law-abiding citizens are defenseless…

Rep. Eisen responds to governor’s veto of needed transportation spending

State Rep. Gary Eisen, vice-chair of the House Transportation Committee, today expressed disappointment after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed parts of a Legislature-approved transportation budget, including $375 million in additional funds toward road repairs without tax increases. “With this decision to take money away from roads, it’s clear the governor would rather tax the living daylights…

Rep. Eisen casts vote for needed funding, resources for Michigan K-12 students

House lends bipartisan support for finalized school aid budget proposal State Rep. Gary Eisen, of St. Clair Township, today voted to approve the Legislature’s school aid budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year, including the largest investment for students in state history. The plan provides a total of $15.2 billion for K-12 schools without a…

Rep. Eisen presents innovative idea to build better roads in Michigan

State Rep. Gary Eisen today presented an innovative idea before the Michigan House Transportation Committee to help local communities save money and time on road construction projects. Eisen said borrowing a concept used in many different types of large construction designs could assist with road construction projects. The concept involves the use of footings to…

Rep. Eisen votes to reform broken car insurance system

House approves bipartisan no-fault solution State Rep. Gary Eisen today approved a bipartisan plan to deliver significant car insurance rate relief for drivers across Michigan. The House overwhelmingly voted to approve legislation guaranteeing lower rates by giving drivers more choice on personal injury protection coverage, stopping price gouging on medical services for car accident victims,…

Rep. Eisen votes to reform highest auto insurance premiums in the nation

House approves historic reforms to reduce car rates The Michigan House today approved a landmark plan to fix our state’s much-maligned car insurance system and reduce rates for all Michigan drivers, state Rep. Gary Eisen announced. Rep. Eisen voted in favor of the plan to offer drivers personal injury coverage options, rein in medical costs…