News From Rep. LaVoy

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

MONROE — State Representative Bill LaVoy (D-Monroe) has announced his schedule of district outreach hours for September. LaVoy invites residents to join him to discuss their thoughts and ideas about how he can best represent and address the needs of his constituents.

LaVoy’s mobile office hours for September are as follows:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 8, from 7-7:30 p.m. in the third floor conference room at Monroe City Hall, 120 E. First St. in Monroe
  • Wednesday,
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

LANSING — Democratic legislators called for action today on the Powering Michigan’s Future legislative package to build upon the success of Michigan’s thriving clean energy sector, which is creating jobs, controlling costs and protecting the health of Michigan kids, families and seniors. The bills will help meet goals of the recently announced Clean Power Plan by doubling Michigan’s renewable energy and energy efficiency standards.

“Michigan’s clean energy industry has been a true success — creating...

Monday, August 3, 2015

“I’m happy to see the president release a plan designed to lower harmful emissions that threaten our air, our Great Lakes and public health. As lawmakers decide how to move forward as our renewable energy standard stops growing this year, the Clean Power Plan would allow Michigan to be a leader in renewable energy, bringing new business to our state and helping to create jobs. I look forward to being part of this conversation, especially...

Thursday, July 23, 2015

LANSING — State Representative Bill LaVoy (D-Monroe) has introduced legislation aimed at curbing prescription drug abuse. House Bill 4811 strengthens the definition of prescription drug abuse in state law and requires prescribers to use the Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS), among other measures.

“Prescription drug and opioid abuse can destroy lives and tear families apart, and for too long, Michigan has done very little to tackle this devastating problem,” LaVoy said. “This bill won’t completely...

Thursday, July 16, 2015

LANSING — State Representative Bill LaVoy (D-Monroe) expressed concern today when the State Court Administrative Office released their recommendations that include eliminating one Monroe County probate judge.

“While reduction in cost to taxpayers is a laudable goal, in this case I feel that due process and service concerns for seniors and children outweigh the benefit from cost reductions,” said LaVoy. “Justice delayed is justice denied, and I’m concerned that losing a judge in the Monroe...