News From Rep. Ellison

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Yesterday’s high winds have left many without power. It is currently estimated that more than 630,000 DTE Energy customers are without power due to extraordinarily high winds that hit the entire state yesterday, and we are being told that it could take several days before everyone’s power is restored. 

If you or a loved one or friends are experiencing a power outage, please click here to report a power outage and get estimates on when...

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Please join me for my first happy hour on Wednesday, April 5, from 5:30-7 p.m. at Fifth Avenue, 215 W. 5th St. in Royal Oak. We will be upstairs!

I will be holding periodic happy hours so residents have an opportunity to visit with me in the evening and discuss the issues facing our schools, communities and state.

Stay tuned for future happy hour announcements. 



Join Rep. Ellison for a Happy Hour
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Back in 2015, Gov. Rick Snyder and Republican lawmakers declared victory and said they passed a plan to fix our roads.

Imagine their surprise this week when MDOT reported in a Senate committee hearing that the percentage of our state roads that are in poor condition will more than triple over the next 10 years.

Only 20 percent of our state roads were in poor condition last year. According to MDOT, 67 percent of our...

Thursday, March 9, 2017

March is Reading Month! It is a blast to be out in the community helping our children discover the joys and wonders of reading this month!

State Rep. Jim Ellison Reads to School Children
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Last week the House adopted my resolution, House Resolution 32, to recognize March 2017 as Ethnic and Cultural Heritage Month in the state of Michigan*.

For many years, the city of Royal Oak has been recognizing March as an opportunity to celebrate the renewal and enrichment of the many different individuals who have chosen to come to Michigan, become citizens, and call this state their home....