News From Rep. LaVoy

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...

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

LANSING — State Representative Bill LaVoy (D-Monroe) led his colleagues in congratulating the St. Mary Catholic Central varsity softball team on their Class C state championship this season.

“It is wonderful to host such a talented group of individuals and recognize their achievement. This state championship caps an extremely successful athletic year for the high school,” LaVoy said.

LaVoy hosted a tour of the Capitol as well as a lunch for the group following their...

State Representative Bill LaVoy (D-Monroe), left, stands on the House floor with the St. Mary Catholic Central varsity softball team on Tuesday, July 14, 2015. The House of Representatives recognized the team for winning the Class C state championship.
Monday, July 6, 2015

MONROE — State Representative Bill LaVoy (D-Monroe) has announced his schedule of district outreach hours for July along with a tentative schedule for August. 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 July will take place:

  • On Monday, July 6, from 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Sumpter Senior Center, 23501 Sumpter
  • ...
Wednesday, June 10, 2015

MONROE — State Representative Bill LaVoy (D-Monroe) hosted a public discussion forum last week on the topic of Michigan’s energy future. Michigan’s renewable energy standard stops increasing at the end of the year, and there has been a lot of discussion in Lansing about how to proceed. LaVoy and his colleagues previously announced a proposal to increase the renewable standard, set higher targets for energy efficiency and ensure affordability for electric consumers.

“Renewable energy has...