News From Rep. LaVoy

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

MONROE — State Representative Bill LaVoy (D-Monroe) has announced his schedule of district outreach hours for May. 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 May are as follows:

  • Friday, May 27, from 11 a.m. to noon at Agua Dolce, 17 W. 1st St. in Monroe

LaVoy encourages interested residents to sign up...

Monday, May 9, 2016

*The following is a column from Representative Bill LaVoy on the issue of historic districts in Michigan and current legislation that seeks to erode them.*

Despite proponents’ claims, new legislation would weaken historic districts and increase costs for local governments. It also would have a negative effect on tourism, which is one of Michigan’s biggest industries.

Michigan’s historic districts drive economic development, attract residents, create a sense of place and enhance the quality of life...

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Bill LaVoy (D-Monroe) recently introduced a joint resolution to amend the Michigan Constitution to ensure that a building containing a legislative office cannot also include the office of a registered lobbyist.

“People’s confidence in government is at an all-time low,” LaVoy said. “Locating lobbying offices in the same building as legislative offices gives more access to lobbyists. We should be working to limit paid influence instead of making it easier.”

Amending...

Friday, April 15, 2016

LANSING — State Rep. Bill LaVoy (D-Monroe) introduced legislation this week to give local governments a voice in the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality injection well permitting process. Currently, the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act pre-empts the authority of local governments to pass ordinances that would affect the permitting of injection wells.

“Local governments should have the ability to influence what sorts of things are being pumped into the ground in their communities. In...

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

MONROE — State Representative Bill LaVoy (D-Monroe) has announced his schedule of district outreach hours for April. 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 April are as follows:

  • On Monday, April 18, from 6-7 p.m. at the Flat Rock Community Center, 1 Maguire St. in Flat Rock
  • On Friday, April 22, from
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