Rep. Brann votes for plan to end budget impasse, reverse governor’s cuts

State Rep. Tommy Brann today voted to reverse the governor’s cuts to initiatives helping the state’s most vulnerable residents – ending a budget impasse. Brann, of Wyoming, joined the Legislature in restoring funding to education, public safety, veterans’ services and several other programs. The plan will soon head to Gov. Whitmer for her signature, reversing…

Rep. Brann proposes eliminating age restrictions for Michigan judges

State Rep. Tommy Brann has introduced a plan to remove age limitations currently placed on judges in Michigan. Currently, the Michigan Constitution requires state justices and judges to retire after they turn 70. Brann’s resolution proposes a constitutional amendment to eliminate the mandatory retirement age. “Reputable and well-respected judges should not be forced to stop…

Rep. Brann: Children should learn about jobs, entrepreneurship

West Michigan restauranteur wants students to learn tools for success State Rep. Tommy Brann today testified in support of his plan to include free enterprise and entrepreneurship as a curriculum requirement for 8th grade social studies instruction. Brann, a restaurant owner in Wyoming, spoke of his personal experience that inspired this legislation. “I started working…

Rep. Brann supports record funding for West Michigan students

School budget gets bipartisan support in House, headed to governor State Rep. Tommy Brann today voted to approve the Legislature’s bipartisan school aid budget, which includes the largest ever investment for Michigan students in the state’s history. The budget provides a total of $15.2 billion for K-12 schools. Under the plan, per-pupil funding would increase…

Brann continues push for entrepreneurship education

Legislator reintroduces measure from previous term State Rep. Tommy Brann, of Wyoming, has reintroduced a bill he sponsored during the 2017-2018 term that would provide 8th grade social studies students with entrepreneurship and free enterprise instruction. Brann said he was inspired by his personal experience as a restaurant owner and by his upbringing in his…

Rep. Brann announces summer photo contest

State Rep. Tommy Brann has announced a new summer photo contest to help decorate his Lansing office and showcase what the people of the city of Wyoming and Byron Township love most about the 77th  District. Winning photos will be framed and displayed in representative’s office in Lansing. Residents are encouraged to submit photos of…

Rep. Brann, House approve bipartisan solution to lower car insurance rates

State Rep. Tommy Brann today joined his colleagues in approving a bipartisan plan to significantly lower car insurance rates for drivers across the state. 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, and…

Rep. Brann meets with local seniors at Capitol

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Tommy Brann of Wyoming spoke with a group of local seniors on Wednesday as part of Older Michiganians Day in Lansing. The annual event is an opportunity for seniors and aging service providers to meet with legislators and discuss issues facing the senior services network.

Rep. Brann: Memorial highway signs put in place honoring local fallen servicemen

Portions of U.S. 131 renamed in the city of Wyoming State Rep. Tommy Brann’s law memorializing three Wyoming fallen servicemen went into full effect this week with the posting of highway memorial signs along U.S. 131. The portion between exits 78 and 79 will be known as the Army Spc. Eric T. Burri Memorial Highway….

Rep. Brann votes to lower car insurance rates for Michigan drivers

State Rep. Tommy Brann today voted to approve a landmark plan to fix Michigan’s broken car insurance system and reduce rates for drivers all across the state. Brann said the plan offers drivers personal injury coverage options, reins in medical costs and fights fraud – reforms designed to end Michigan’s long-standing tenure as the state…

Rep. Brann plan makes parole, probation fees more affordable

House unanimously approves critical criminal justice reform State Rep. Tommy Brann’s plan to help former inmates get their lives back on track after they are released from prison was approved today by the Michigan House with unanimous support. Brann, a restaurant owner from Wyoming, said people on parole or probation in Michigan are currently charged…

House overwhelmingly approves Rep. Brann’s plan to ‘Raise the Age’

Legislation ends policy requiring 17-year-olds to be treated as adults in court State Rep. Tommy Brann’s plan to end the policy requiring all 17-year-olds to be treated as adults in Michigan’s criminal justice system today was overwhelmingly approved by the Michigan House. Brann, who sponsored the plan alongside a bipartisan group of his colleagues, said…