Bipartisan plan protecting patients from surprise medical bills advances to Senate

A plan spearheaded by state Rep. Roger Hauck to protect Michigan residents from the practice of surprise medical billing has been approved by the Michigan House. Surprise medical bills typically stem from a disagreement between a patient’s insurer and an out-of-network medical provider, leaving the patient stuck with the bill. Patients often either do not…

Rep. Hauck: The Midland dam crisis must be examined by independent investigator

State Rep. Roger Hauck, of Union Township, today called on Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to hire an independent investigator to look into the failure of the Edenville and Sanford dams, which resulted in severe flooding and devastating damage in Midland County and the surrounding area. In 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) pulled the operator’s…

Legislators respond to State of Emergency declaration; extreme flooding and collapsed bridges

Edenville Dam collapses in Midland County, Sanford Dam breached Midland County’s state legislative delegation late Tuesday night responded to the governor’s State of Emergency declaration in Midland County due to devastating flooding and the breach of the Edenville and Sanford dams. State Sen. Jim Stamas, R-Midland, and state Reps. Annette Glenn, R-Midland, and Roger Hauck,…

COLUMN: Governor’s confusing coronavirus plan is costing people jobs

By state Rep. Roger Hauck of Union Township Gov. Gretchen Whitmer recently announced an extension to Michigan’s stay-at-home order, now taking it through April 30 to combat the coronavirus outbreak. Emphasizing proper social distancing measures – something that has been recommended by top medical professionals and national experts – keeps us safer because it keeps…

Rep. Hauck supportive of state of emergency extension through end of April

State Rep. Roger Hauck, of Union Township, today issued a statement on the Michigan House’s decision to extend a state of emergency – along with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s emergency powers – through the end of April to combat the coronavirus crisis: “John Adams said power must never be trusted without a check, and that rings…

Rep. Hauck statement on coronavirus case in Midland County

State Rep. Roger Hauck, of Union Township, today issued the following statement after Midland County’s first coronavirus case was discovered: “Our local health care officials are working round the clock to contain the virus and protect Midland County families. We can all do our part to help prevent further spread by using effective preventive measures…

Rep. Hauck helps bolster state’s emergency coronavirus response with additional $125M

Unanimous House passage emphasizes rapid public safety efforts State Rep. Roger Hauck, of Union Township, this week voted to proactively address the spread of coronavirus in Michigan – joining his colleagues in approving a new emergency budget plan adding another $125 million to assist the state and local communities. “We see new cases popping up…

Rep. Hauck disagrees with governor’s bonding idea for road repairs

Legislator: Cost will be passed to future generations, stunting growth State Rep. Roger Hauck today responded to the governor’s State of the State address, which included a plan to fund road repairs through an expected $3.5 billion in bonds over the coming years. A House Fiscal Agency report from January revealed Michigan’s government still owes…

Rep. Hauck votes to finalize budget restoration funding

State Rep. Roger Hauck, of Union Township, today joined colleagues in the Michigan Legislature in giving final approval to a plan restoring budget funding vetoed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer earlier this year. The governor vetoed nearly $1 billion in Legislature-approved funding when she signed the budget plan for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1….

Rep. Hauck’s juvenile justice reform plan becomes law

New law allows 17-year-olds to be sent through juvenile court system The policy requiring all 17-year-olds to be treated as adults in Michigan courts will soon end after a plan spearheaded by state Rep. Roger Hauck was signed into law today. Michigan is one of just four states still requiring all 17-year-olds to be prosecuted…

Rep. Hauck’s bipartisan ‘Raise the Age’ plan advances to governor’s desk

State Rep. Roger Hauck’s plan to end the policy requiring all 17-year-olds to be treated as adults in Michigan’s criminal justice system is on its way to the governor’s desk. Hauck said Michigan is one of just four states still requiring all 17-year-olds to be prosecuted as adults – even those who commit the most…