News From Rep. Hoadley

Thursday, April 21, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) is introducing legislation to broaden the scope of the Michigan’s bottle and can deposit law to include water and all carbonated and noncarbonated beverages except for milk, if they are packaged in metal, plastic or glass containers of one gallon or smaller. Rep. Hoadley’s bill is intended to incentivize the recycling of beverage containers that currently are not subject to the state’s bottle deposit rules.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) testified on House Bill 5449 today in the House Communications and Technology Committee. The lawmaker drafted the policy after a suggestion from Kalamazoo Sheriff Rick Fuller, who was sparked to action after an incident on Saturday, Feb. 20, left six people dead when a gunman drove around Kalamazoo, allegedly targeting his victims at random.

Hoadley’s bill would specifically create penalties for a false report of an active shooter...

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

State Rep. Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) introduced bipartisan legislation today to create a warning system, similar to an Amber Alert, that would notify the public of an urgent threat to their safety or health such as an active shooter situation or an act of terrorism. The lawmaker drafted the policy after a suggestion from Kalamazoo Sheriff Rick Fuller, who was sparked to action after an incident on Saturday, Feb. 20, left six people dead when a...

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

LANSING — The House Democratic Caucus voted today against a bill that would ban the straight-ticket voting option in Michigan. Senate Bill 13, which was voted out of committee and passed in the Senate on the same day last month, has been particularly controversial, as a version of the bill was twice passed in Michigan, and both times been repealed through voter referendum. In order to prevent the same check from being applicable to this...

Monday, November 9, 2015

LANSING — State Representatives Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) and Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw) held a press conference today to introduce a new package of bills aimed at reforming campaign finance issues in Michigan. The six-bill package seeks to address problems ranging from striking ‘dark money’ from elections to the way fees for late campaign filings are administered and lowering contribution limits.

"In a world where invisible backers, with unlimited resources, can fund candidates without disclosing who they...

State Representatives Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) and Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw) held a press conference today to introduce a new package of bills aimed at reforming campaign finance issues in Michigan. The six-bill package seeks to address problems ranging from striking ‘dark money’ from elections to the way fees for late campaign filings are administered and lowering contribution limits.

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