Rep. Webber: Outdoor social drinking zones, cocktails to-go signed into Michigan law

Bipartisan, bicameral legislation spearheaded by Reps. Michael Webber (R-Rochester Hills) and Sarah Anthony (D-Lansing) and Sen. Aric Nesbitt (R-Lawton) giving Michigan bars and restaurants a new source of economic support in a time when they need it most were signed into law today by the governor. The new laws allow local municipalities to establish designated…

Rep. Webber: House votes to permit outdoor social drinking zones, cocktails to-go

Bipartisan measures to help local establishments adapt to COVID-19 times The Michigan House this week approved bipartisan legislation spearheaded by Reps. Michael Webber (R-Rochester Hills) and Sarah Anthony (D-Lansing) giving Michigan bars and restaurants a new source of economic support in a time when they need it most. The measures would allow local municipalities to…

Rep. Webber drafts plan to permit outdoor drinking districts in Michigan

In a time when they need it most, Michigan bars and restaurants may get a new source of economic support under a measure introduced today by State Rep. Michael Webber, of Rochester Hills. Webber’s plan would allow local municipalities the option to establish designated drinking areas where people can purchase alcoholic beverages on the go….

Rep. Webber: House advances emergency funding to combat coronavirus

State Rep. Michael Webber this week voted in favor of an emergency budget plan to combat the spread of coronavirus in Michigan, restore support for tourism, and promote job growth. The budget measures go beyond funding restorations to address evolving challenges such as coronavirus in Michigan. A total of $25 million will assist in virus…

Travelers better protected under Webber plan approved by Michigan House

The Michigan House this week overwhelmingly approved state Rep. Michael Webber’s plan adopting protections for consumers who purchase travel insurance policies. Webber, of Rochester Hills, said while the use of travel insurance is becoming more prevalent by travelers nationally and internationally, there’s not enough adequate safety measures in place to protect policyholders from bad actors…

Rep. Webber joined by Rochester Schools superintendent at the State of the State address

State Rep. Michael Webber of Rochester Hills was joined by Rochester Community School District Superintendent Dr. Robert Shaner at the state Capitol Wednesday for the annual State of the State address. Dr. Shaner has led Rochester Community School District since 2013 and was recently recognized as the 2020 Michigan Superintendent of the Year by the…

Rep Webber: Better communication is necessary when state responds to environmental, health threats

State Rep. Michael Webber of Oakland County – chair of the House Regulatory Reform Committee and member of the House Oversight Committee – reacted to a House Appropriations Committee hearing to review how the state responded and communicated with local governments and legislators regarding Electro-Plating Services in Madison Heights and ownership-related properties in Sanilac County…

Join Rep. Webber at his January office hours

State Rep. Michael Webber of Rochester Hills invites residents to join him for his in-district office hours on Friday, Jan. 17. “I look forward to meeting with community members and listening to their insight,” Rep. Webber said. “Monthly office hours have provided a great opportunity to connect with the people I serve. I encourage everyone…

Rep. Webber: Sports wagering crosses the finish line

State Rep. Michael Webber of Rochester Hills issued the following statement today after Gov. Whitmer signed legislation legalizing participation in fantasy sports contests and permitting sports betting in Michigan: “It’s been a long time coming, but legal sports wagering is now a reality here in Michigan. We’ve crossed the finish line and took the necessary…