News From Rep. Hoadley

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) joined his House colleagues today to open the new legislative session at the ceremonial swearing-in held in the House Chamber at the state Capitol. Rep. Hoadley was sworn in by state Supreme Court Justice Bridget Mary McCormack, and was joined by his parents Diane and Michael Hoadley, his partner Kris Dieterman and a member of his staff, Melissa Fish.

“Michigan voters showed they don’t want to see business...

State Rep. Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) takes the oath of office from Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget Mary McCormack on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at the state Capitol in Lansing. With him are his father and mother, Michael and Diane Hoadley, his partner Kris Dieterman and a member of his staff, Melissa Fish.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

LANSING — Members of the House Democratic Caucus condemned today’s passage of Senate Bill 1008, legislation that transfers millions of dollars to the state’s General Fund from the Unemployment Contingent Fund within the Michigan Department of Treasury. The balance of the Contingent Fund swelled by 400 percent after an automated system caused a spike in fraud cases, nearly all of them unfounded, which means the bill is balancing the state budget on the backs of...

Thursday, December 8, 2016

LANSING — A three-bill package that will create prohibitive barriers to voting for those in vulnerable communities was voted out of the House today and now heads to the Senate. The legislation would institute a photo ID requirement at voting booths across the state.

“The ability to vote is not only a cornerstone of our democracy, it is one of our most constitutionally protected rights,” said state Rep. Gretchen Driskell (D-Saline). “Rather than enacting legislation...

Friday, December 2, 2016

LANSING — Legislation that will make it more difficult for the elderly and those in low-income households to vote passed out of the House Elections Committee today, and is now headed to the House floor. House Bills 6066-6068 were introduced two days ago by committee chair, state Representative Lisa Lyons (R-Alto), and would institute a photo ID requirement at voting booths across the state.

“Voting is a fundamental right, and these bills blatantly target vulnerable...

Thursday, September 22, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) has introduced legislation aimed at protecting mail carriers, utility workers, children, pedestrians and others from dangerous dogs. Unlike previous legislation that singled out particular “bully dog” breeds, Rep. Hoadley’s bill identifies dangerous behaviors, such as biting and mauling.

“It would be unfair to single out friendly, well-trained dogs simply because they have a certain lineage,” Rep. Hoadley said. “The breeds aren’t the problem: lack of training and aggressive...

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