Rep. Lilly plan to help develop leaders in Michigan schools receives passing grade

Legislation allows retired teachers to train educators at struggling schools The Michigan House today overwhelmingly approved state Rep. Jim Lilly’s plan to address a critical staffing shortage at a program aimed at improving academic outcomes for struggling schools. Lilly, of Park Township, said his plan will allow experienced teachers and administrators to come out of…

Rep. Lilly spearheads plan to help local school districts train educators

State Rep. Jim Lilly has introduced a plan that would allow experienced teachers and administrators to come out of retirement to help with an effort aimed at leadership development in high-poverty schools across West Michigan. Lilly, of Park Township, said the legislation will assist with an ongoing program to improve academic outcomes by developing the…

Rep. Lilly supports bipartisan plan to deliver auto insurance savings

House approves long-overdue no-fault compromise State Rep. Jim Lilly today joined colleagues in approving a bipartisan plan to deliver significant rate relief for drivers across the state. The House overwhelmingly approved legislation guaranteeing lower rates by giving drivers more choice on personal injury protection coverage, stopping price gouging on medical services for car accident victims,…

House approves Rep. Lilly plan to help licensed medical marijuana facilities succeed

Solution establishes clear closure deadline for unlicensed facilities State Rep. Jim Lilly’s plan to create fairness and consistency for licensed medical marijuana facilities in Michigan was approved today by the Michigan House with overwhelming bipartisan support. Lilly, of Park Township, said the licensing process for medical marijuana businesses was established in 2016 to protect patients…

Rep. Lilly issues statement on new PFAS commission

State Rep. Jim Lilly, of Park Twp., issued the following statement in response to the governor’s creation of a new panel to study the water advisory limit for PFAS: “Michigan has led the nation in PFAS detection and response, and we continue to lead the way in strategies to protect human health.  Last year, we…

Rep. Lilly invites residents to upcoming office hours

State Rep. Jim Lilly, of Park Township, will meet with area residents during scheduled office hours this month. “Regular input from residents is essential to quality representation,” Rep. Lilly said. “I encourage residents to attend and I hope to bring your thoughts from our discussions to Lansing.” Rep. Lilly will be available Monday, Feb. 25…

Rep. Lilly announces release of 2019-2020 House Republican Action Plan

Plan includes priorities for 2019-2020 legislative term State Rep. Jim Lilly, of Park Township, joined his colleagues today for a press conference unveiling the 2019-2020 House Republican Action Plan, which serves as a guide for legislative activity over the next two years. Lilly said he is particularly enthusiastic about the focus the plan puts on…

Rep. Lilly attends annual State of the State address

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Jim Lilly attended the Governor’s annual State of the State address today during a joint Session of the Michigan Legislature. Joining Rep. Lilly for the address was Hunter Ihrman, a Park Township resident studying political science at George Washington University. “Michigan must capitalize on its momentum to ensure continued success across…

Rep. Lilly will serve as vice chair of new Ways and Means Committee

State Rep. Jim Lilly, of Park Township, has been appointed to serve as vice chair on the newly created House Ways and Means Committee, and sit on the Government Operations Committee. Committee appointments were announced this week by House Speaker Lee Chatfield. Both committees are among the four with the authority to send bills directly to…

Rep. Lilly: 2019 will bring much-needed fireworks reform in Michigan

State Rep. Jim Lilly’s measures giving local communities more control over the sale, use and safety of consumer-grade fireworks have been signed into law heading into the new year. Lilly’s solution helps address the growing problems facing communities since the legalization of fireworks in 2011. His new laws will tighten the requirements for selling consumer-grade…

Rep. Lilly posts perfect voting record for first term

State Rep. Jim Lilly, R-Park Township, finished his first term in the state House with a perfect voting record, taking part in all 1,554 votes during the 2017-2018 session. “It is a tremendous honor to be my community’s voice at the state Capitol,” Rep. Lilly said. “I take my responsibility to show up and vote…

Signed Rep. Lilly plan allows for donation of unclaimed items or property

Within the season of giving, a recently signed plan offered by state Rep. Jim Lilly will allow unclaimed property in the possession of law enforcement agencies to be donated and put to good use within their communities. Current law prohibits law enforcement from donating stolen or abandoned property that is not reclaimed by a rightful…