Reilly votes to override governor’s veto of tax relief

State Rep. John Reilly Wednesday voted to accelerate sales tax relief for Michigan families buying motor vehicles by overriding a gubernatorial veto with his House colleagues. The House vote means additional tax relief for people buying cars, trucks and SUVs with a trade-in. Current law calls for phasing in planned sales and use tax deductions…

Rep. Reilly testifies for less state testing in schools

State Rep. John Reilly today spoke before the House Education Reform Committee on his legislation to discontinue the state Department of Education’s requirement that all school districts offer the American College Testing (ACT) WorkKeys assessment. WorkKeys is a job skills test taken by students in the last two years of high school. “It’s unbelievable how…

Local residents can meet with Rep. Reilly on Jan. 15

State Rep. John Reilly invites residents to join him for local office hours in Oxford and Orion Township on Monday, Jan. 15. “I always look forward to connecting with members of the community at my monthly office hours,” Rep. Reilly said. “Meeting residents of the 46th District and discussing important issues is one of the…

Rep. Reilly ranked among ‘Most Conservative’ House members

State Rep. John Reilly was recently ranked as the third ‘Most Conservative’ legislator in the state House by the Michigan Independent Research Service (MIRS). The announcement follows a year of perfect attendance by Rep. Reilly, where he has participated in all 512 roll call votes on the House floor. MIRS ‘Most Conservative’ designation was tabulated…

Rep. Reilly: Mandatory vaccination power needs to be in proper hands

State Rep. John Reilly, of Oakland, today testified in support of his legislation in front of the House Oversight Committee that requires new mandated vaccinations to be approved by a vote of the state Legislature. “Authority regarding mandatory vaccinations is a power that needs to be in the proper hands,” Reilly said. “Forcing medicine onto…

Local residents can meet with Rep. Reilly on Dec. 18

State Rep. John Reilly invites residents to join him for local office hours in Oxford and Orion Township on Monday, Dec. 18. “I always look forward to connecting with members of the community at my monthly office hours,” Rep. Reilly said. “Meeting residents and discussing important issues is one of the most rewarding aspects of…

Rep. Reilly votes to eliminate driver responsibility fees

Legislator calls assessment a government money grab   State Rep. John Reilly today voted in favor of legislation to eliminate driver responsibility fees in October 2018 and forgive outstanding debt related to the fees. Reilly, of Oakland County, said the fees were enacted in 2003 by a state government facing a budget shortfall. Since that…

Local residents can meet with Rep. Reilly on Nov. 17

State Rep. John Reilly invites residents to join him for local office hours in Orion Township and Oxford on Friday, Nov. 17. “I always look forward to my monthly office hours,” Rep. Reilly said. “Being accessible and accountable to people in my district is one of my top priorities.” Office hours take place at the…

House approves Rep. Reilly bill to end education reporting mandate

The state House today approved legislation sponsored by state Rep. John Reilly to prevent non-public school students, including families who homeschool their children, from being required to submit Educational Development Plans (EDPs). Public school districts commonly have non-traditional students participate in non-core courses. However, the state Department of Education sought to require these students and…

Bills would give legislature, not bureaucrats, direct say in vaccine requirements

State Reps. Steve Johnson and John Reilly today introduced legislation that would require new mandated vaccine guidelines to be approved by a vote of the state legislature. “As chair of the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules, I often see state departments proposing rules that attempt to go beyond the scope of what the legislature originally…

Committee approves Rep. Reilly bill to end mandate on education plan

The House Education Reform Committee today unanimously approved legislation sponsored by state Rep. John Reilly to prevent homeschool and non-public school students who participate in courses at public school districts from being required to submit Educational Development Plans (EDPs). EDPs are academic and career plans mandated by the Michigan Department of Education, requiring students as…

Rep. Reilly recognizes local scholarship semifinalist

Rep. John Reilly today congratulated local National Merit Scholarship semifinalist Michaela Collins from Lake Orion High School. “Michaela should be very proud of this incredible accomplishment,” Rep. Reilly said. “It’s an honor to represent such a talented student in my district.” The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships among…

Reps. Reilly, Runestad: Public deserves more information about MEGA credits

State Reps. John Reilly and Jim Runestad of Oakland County today introduced legislation that would open Michigan Economic Growth Authority tax credits to more public scrutiny. Reilly’s bill would permit certain disclosures of MEGA tax credits through Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act. Runestad’s bill would require the governor’s annual budget message to the Legislature to…