Rep. Sheppard: Long-overdue car insurance rate relief has arrived for Michigan drivers

Rollout of state’s new insurance reforms a major milestone State Rep. Jason Sheppard said Michigan drivers will finally begin to see the benefits of the state’s car insurance reforms after the new law takes effect Wednesday. The new law guarantees lower rates by giving drivers more choice on personal injury protection coverage, stopping price gouging…

Reps. Sheppard, Camilleri pave way for future rail crossing separation projects

Bipartisan plan to create statewide grade separation program approved by House Following decades of blocked rail crossings, a bipartisan effort between State Reps. Jason Sheppard (R-Temperance) and Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown), would solve some of Michigan’s most critical transportation issues by setting up a statewide fund to build grade separations at the most troublesome rail crossings…

Rep. Sheppard: Data shows Monroe County is ready to take steps to reopen economy

State Rep. Jason Sheppard today said the number of new coronavirus cases have been on a general downward trend since early April, despite an increase in the number of available tests – proving that it’s time to begin reopening more sectors of the economy in Monroe County. Sheppard, of Temperance, said statewide hospitalizations also have…

Rep. Sheppard introduces plan to protect residents from governor’s overreach

Proposal would restore checks and balances during states of emergency State Rep. Jason Sheppard today introduced a plan to rein in the broad powers given to the governor during states of emergency and help protect the people of Michigan from gubernatorial overreach in the future. Sheppard, of Temperance, said current state law gives the governor…

Rep. Sheppard asks governor to help real estate industry continue basic operations

Limited in-person meetings should be allowed with safety measures State Rep. Jason Sheppard of Temperance today asked the governor to consider allowing real estate professionals to hold in-person meetings in limited circumstances when they are necessary to conduct business. “There are hundreds of real estate transactions pending and new listings coming on the market daily….

COLUMN: Governor’s latest stay-home order a step in the wrong direction

Last week, the governor double-downed on her order for all residents to stay home by enacting further restrictions. By doing so, she has further placed our state’s economy in peril and created confusion and frustration for most Michiganians. In the days leading up to Thursday’s announcement of the extended COVID-19 stay-at-home order, I joined my…