Rep. Bellino’s bill to help police and fire retirees approved by House panel

A Michigan House committee today approved Rep. Joe Bellino’s bill providing income tax relief to younger retired police and firefighters not covered by Social Security. Bellino’s bill affects Michigan public safety professionals who were born after 1952 and retired before 2013, bringing their tax structure more in line with many other retirees. “This is a…

Rep. Bellino receives Legislative Leadership Award from Michigan Soft Drink Association

State Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe was recognized on May 17 by Michigan Soft Drink Association in Lansing. Rep. Bellino received the Legislative Leadership Award for his demonstrated commitment, leadership, effectiveness and stewardship on behalf of good public policy for Michigan’s citizens and the soft drink industry. “I am humbled to receive this award and…

Bellino: Southeast Michigan priorities reflected in House budget

On Tuesday, state Rep. Joe Bellino of Monroe supported the House budget legislation that includes record funding for K-12 education and reduces the size of the general state budget by 2.2 percent. “Just like families across Michigan, we are tightening our belt by cutting inefficient programs and eliminating waste in state government,” Rep. Bellino said….

Bellino, colleagues reveal ‘Action Plan’ for 2017-18

Representative pleased to see focus on decreasing auto insurance rates State Rep. Joe Bellino, of Monroe, joined his colleagues today for a press conference outlining key principles and priorities that will guide the House over the next two years. Bellino said he’s pleased with the 2017-18 House Republican Action Plan, which focuses on making Michigan…

Bellino sponsors bill to increase government transparency

Bipartisan bills subject governor’s office, Legislature to open records rules State Rep. Joe Bellino, of Monroe, today introduced legislation as part of an 11-bill bipartisan plan to make state government more accountable to the people of Michigan. Bellino joined representatives from both sides of the aisle today in announcing the reform plan to make the…

Rep. Bellino welcomes special guest for State of the State address

State Rep. Joe Bellino, left, welcomed Doug Chaffin, president and CEO of Monroe Bank and Trust, to the House chamber for Gov. Rick Snyder’s annual State of the State address. Bellino, R-Monroe, was allowed to invite one guest to join them on the House floor as the governor presented his agenda for the coming year.

Rep. Bellino ceremoniously sworn into office

State Rep. Joe Bellino, R-Monroe, was ceremoniously sworn into office today at the state Capitol by Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen J. Markman. He was joined by friends (from left) Jeff Kaiser, Tommy O’Leary and Randy Wylie.