Rep. Reilly: Gov. Whitmer’s stay-at-home order goes too far

State Rep. John Reilly of Oakland Township today said Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home order goes too far and needlessly threatens to derail Michigan’s economy while raising serious constitutional concerns: “Issuing a stay-at-home order is a dangerous overreaction that will cause dramatic economic damage, more so than has already been caused,” Reilly said. “While I realize…

Reilly measure prohibits local governments from funding abortion facilities with tax dollars

Legislation follows Oakland County’s $500,000 Planned Parenthood partnership LANSING – Representative John Reilly (R-Oakland) introduced legislation today that would prohibit local units of government from furnishing public funds to people and entities that provide abortions. The bill comes following the decision by the Oakland County Board of Commissioners in December to give $500,000 taxpayer dollars…

Reilly measure to expand oversight of state universities

Bipartisan bill would create investigative office within executive branch State Rep. John Reilly of Oakland today introduced a measure creating an Office of Higher Education Ombudsman within the governor’s office. The office would have the power to review documents from state universities relevant to an investigation into complaints of civil liberties violations, sexual assault or…

Rep. Reilly introduces plan to improve health care access in Michigan

State Rep. John Reilly today introduced a plan to make health care more accessible across Michigan. His legislation is part of a 28-bill package to repeal Michigan’s Certificate of Need (CON) requirement on hospitals, which requires hospitals to get permission from the government in order to expand. CON requirements exist in addition to the standard…

Rep. Reilly authors bipartisan legislation for economic development accountability and transparency in Michigan

Representative John Reilly (R-Oakland Township) today introduced legislation as part of a bipartisan plan to inform the people of Michigan about what special economic incentives are offered, which companies receive them, how much they have received, and whether or not those incentives were successful. Each bill has bipartisan co-sponsorship in both the House and Senate….

Rep. Reilly sets local office hours for October

State Rep. John Reilly of Oakland Township invites residents to join his staff in Oxford and Orion Township for monthly local office hours on Monday, Oct. 21. Due to scheduling conflicts, a designee for Rep. Reilly’s office will be on hand to address concerns, answer questions and pass along any ideas mentioned to Rep. Reilly….

Rep. Reilly welcomes metro Detroit religious leader to lead House invocation

State Rep. John Reilly of Oakland Township welcomed Father Stephen Pullis (center) to the state Capitol to lead Thursday’s invocation for the Michigan House of Representatives. Pullis is the director of Evangelization Catechesis and Schools for the Archdiocese of Detroit. Joining them at the rostrum is Associate Speaker Pro Tempore Jim Lilly.

Rep. Reilly testifies on plan addressing viewpoint neutrality within social media platforms

Bill cracks down on speech suppression in the new ‘public square’ State Representative John Reilly (R-Oakland Twp.) today testified before the House Communications and Technology Committee on his proposal to ensure social media networks presenting themselves to users as content- and viewpoint-neutral adhere to that framework and treat all viewpoints equally. Reilly said the measure…

Rep. Reilly hosts local first responder for Sept. 11 ceremony

State Rep. John Reilly of Oakland Township hosted Chris Haney, an Emergency Medical Technician with Star EMS, on Wednesday for the Sept. 11 Memorial Service at the state Capitol. The observance memorializes Michigan first responders and military members who died in the line of duty during the past year.

House panel advances Reilly plan protecting free speech

Legislation would hold public universities more accountable The House Oversight Committee today approved state Rep. John Reilly’s plan establishing and restoring free speech protections on Michigan’s public college campuses. Reilly, of Oakland, Township, said his legislation is a response to numerous violations of students’ First Amendment rights across several of the state’s taxpayer-funded colleges and…

Rep. Reilly bill would require social media platforms honor neutrality

Legislation would prohibit discrimination in the new “public square” State Representative John Reilly (R-Oakland Twp.) has introduced legislation to ensure social media networks that present themselves as content- and viewpoint-neutral do indeed treat all viewpoints equally. Reilly said the proposal addresses numerous revelations that major social media networks are manipulating content without the knowledge or…

Rep. Reilly: Shackling of youth during court proceedings often unnecessary

Legislation creates framework for using restraints on juveniles State Rep. John Reilly has introduced legislation to end the indiscriminate use of restraints on juveniles during court proceedings. At least 32 states have rules, statutes or administrative orders prohibiting or limiting the indiscriminate shackling of youth. Because Michigan has no such regulation, Reilly said juvenile defendants…