Rep. Lower: Second attempt at providing property tax breathing room advances

Plan creates deferral for those impacted by COVID-19 shutdown, dam flooding State Rep. James Lower, of Greenville, today voted to advance a plan granting more flexibility for 2020 summer property taxes – after spearheading an earlier effort to provide relief for families across Michigan that was vetoed by Governor Whitmer. “The governor made the wrong…

Rep. Lower: Governor’s vetoes show she’s obsessed with her own power; cares little for those suffering

Plan created property tax flexibility for those impacted by COVID-19 shutdown, dam flooding State Rep. James Lower, of Greenville, today criticized Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for vetoing legislation that would have granted many Michigan homeowners and business owners more flexibility for 2020 summer property taxes. “This legislation passed with unanimous bipartisan support in the Michigan House…

Rep. Lower, wife Kristen welcome birth of third child

State Rep. James Lower of Greenville and his wife Kristen welcomed their third child to the family today. Weston David Lower was born at 10:30 a.m. on May 27, weighing 9 pounds, 5 ounces. “Everyone is happy and healthy. We are extremely thankful for this new blessing,” Rep. Lower said. “We can’t wait to introduce…

Rep. Lower: More work needed to get more people back to work in Michigan

Legislator demands common-sense, regional-based approach to further re-opening State Rep. James Lower, of Greenville, today reacted to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s extension of a ‘stay home’ order through May 15 in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, saying while progress is being made, more must be done to ensure livelihoods are kept intact. Some suspended activities…

Rep. Lower: Governor’s overreach big on power, small on practicality

State’s stay-at-home directive extended through end of April State Rep. James Lower, of Greenville, today announced his strong opposition to a decision by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to extend Michigan’s stay-at-home order through April 30. Lower said he understands the need to flatten the state’s curve as it relates to the number of coronavirus cases, but…

Rep. Lower: Governor’s orders unnecessarily hurt lawn care businesses, nurseries

State Rep. Jim Lower today urged the governor to adjust her executive orders, saying many of the businesses forced to close by the orders do not make sense. Lower, of Greenville, today said Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is being overly restrictive on many small businesses, particularly landscaping and lawn care operations. “Doing yard work is perfectly…

Rep. Lower applauds restored budget funding, amended budget processes

State Rep. James Lower, of Greenville, this week joined colleagues in the Michigan Legislature in giving final approval to a plan restoring budget funding vetoed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer earlier this year. Also approved were plans protecting residents in upcoming budget years through procedural changes to the State Administrative Board and a new established date…

Rep. Lower supports bipartisan plan preventing surprise medical bills

State Rep. Jim Lower today voted in support of legislation to protect Michigan residents from the practice of surprise medical billing. 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 have the choice or are…