Rep. Brann announces July office hours

State Rep. Tommy Brann of Wyoming invites the people of Byron Township and the City of Wyoming to attend his local office hours to share their thoughts and concerns regarding state government. Rep. Brann will host regular office hours in the City of Wyoming on the second Friday of each month, and in Byron Township…

Rep. Brann votes for funding to rebuild Ideal Park

Site was destroyed in 2014 tornado   State Rep. Tommy Brann today voted in favor a bill to approve funds for Natural Resources Trust Fund projects, including the money to rebuild a park in Wyoming that was decimated during a tornado in 2014. Brann, of Wyoming, said the House approved the funding – Trust Fund…

Bipartisan effort seeks to raise Michigan’s smoking age to 21, change other tobacco laws

A bipartisan group of Michigan lawmakers today detailed legislation that would raise the state’s legal smoking age to 21 and make other important changes to the state’s tobacco laws. Other revisions include banning tobacco product vending machines, enhanced hookah tobacco regulations and modified penalties for those who break the law. “The Michigan Constitution directs the…

Committee approves Rep. Brann bills to improve pet protections

The House Law and Justice Committee today approved legislation to improve protections for companion pets, sponsored by state Rep. Tommy Brann of Wyoming. Under House Bill 4332, it would be a crime to knowingly torture, mutilate or kill an animal with the intent to cause mental distress to or exert control over a person. The…

House committee hears testimony to improve pet protections

State Rep. Tommy Brann, of Wyoming, testified before the House Law and Justice Committee Tuesday in support of his legislation to improve protections for companion and family pets. “Pets are a crucial part of many Michigan families, often like children and close friends,” Brann said. “As a pet lover myself, I believe justice and fairness…

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Rep. Brann invites residents to office hours

State Rep. Tommy Brann of Wyoming invites residents from Byron Township and the City of Wyoming to attend his local office hours during the month on May. Office hours provide an opportunity for people to meet with their representative in an informal setting, to discuss concerns regarding state government. “I want to hear about issues…

Rep. Brann welcomes guests to House floor

Rep. Tommy Brann welcomed two guests to the House floor this week. Teyei Joel Pam and Reouhidi Reuben Ndjerareou, both originally from Africa, wanted to visit the state Capitol to learn more about our system of government. Rep. Brann’s guests were able to sit with him on the floor and watch the House session proceedings….

Rep. Brann: House budget boosts education, veterans

Proposal also helps people caring for loved ones   State Rep. Tommy Brann today voted for the House version of the state budget, joining his colleagues on the Appropriations Committee in approving the fiscal plan and sending it to the full House for consideration. Brann, of Wyoming, who serves as chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee…

Rep. Brann: Budget proposal helps people across Michigan

Local communities with state-owned buildings would get more fire protection grant money through a spending bill advanced with unanimous bipartisan support today by a Michigan House subcommittee. The panel chaired by state Rep. Tommy Brann of Wyoming deals with budgets for the state’s Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Department, and the state’s Department of Insurance and…

Rep. Brann invites residents to office hours

State Rep. Tommy Brann of Wyoming invites the people of Byron Township and the City of Wyoming to attend his local office hours on Monday, April 3. Office hours provide an opportunity for people to meet with their representative in an informal setting. “I want to hear from people on what issues they agree or…

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Rep. Brann applauds House vote on government accountability

State Rep. Tommy Brann today voted for bipartisan legislation to make state government more accountable to the people it serves. Brann, of Wyoming, supports the legislation which makes the governor and lieutenant governor subject to the Freedom of Information Act and creates a similar disclosure requirement for state representatives and senators called the Legislative Open…

Rep. Brann takes Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

State Rep. Tommy Brann yesterday took part in the sixth annual Legislative Polar Plunge on the Capitol lawn to benefit Special Olympics Michigan. Special Olympics Michigan places a pool on the Capitol lawn and invites legislators to raise funds for the group and take a plunge in support of the nonprofit.              “I am more than…