Whitmer vetoes Smith’s Bridge funding

Lilly outraged by governor’s disregard for tri-cities residents             State Rep. Jim Lilly, of Park Township, today said he is disappointed in the governor for vetoing  funding to reopen Smith’s Bridge in Ferrysburg, a state budget line item the representative personally fought for in the Legislature’s budget plan for the year beginning Oct. 1. “The…

Lilly advocates for repairs to Smith’s Bridge in state transportation budget

Legislature-approved budget moves to governor’s desk State Rep. Jim Lilly, of Park Township, today voted in favor of a new Michigan state budget investing more in roads and bridges, public health and safety and education – without raising taxes. Lilly’s votes came as the Legislature completed its work on the state budget for the fiscal…

Rep. Lilly welcomes guest for the 9/11 memorial ceremony

PHOTO INFORMATION: State Rep. Jim Lilly, of Park Township, today hosted Ottawa County Sheriff Steve Kempker as his guest for the Michigan House’s annual Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the Capitol. The ceremony remembers first responders and members of the military from Michigan who died in the line of duty in the past year. ###

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…