News From Rep. Hoadley

Thursday, August 20, 2015

LANSING – Legislative Democrats are introducing legislation today that would modify the adoption discrimination bills signed into law earlier this year. The new laws allow faith-based adoption agencies to refuse placements with same-sex couples, unmarried couples and any other couple or person based on the agency’s religious beliefs. Bills introduced this week have bipartisan support and would change the law by allowing the state to remove funding for agencies that use their own faith as...

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

LANSING –State Rep. Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) and Rep. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) are introducing proposals to improve the process of redistricting Michigan’s political districts by creating a nonpartisan commission that would oversee the drawing of political boundaries. The proposals come in the wake of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that found similar nonpartisan commissions in other states are constitutionally valid.

“Our democracy needs to be more responsive to voters. Voters sense the process is broken....

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

LANSING – State Rep. Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) welcomed a contingent of seniors from the Kalamazoo area who participated in the Older Michiganian’s Day at the state Capitol Tuesday. The annual event called attention to issues such as long-term care, elder abuse, home accessibility, transportation and dementia care. This year’s gathering included a rally on the east lawn of the Capitol, meetings with legislators and community service and senior of the year award presentations.

“I’m always...

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

LANSING – Calling for a Michigan that is welcoming and fair to all of its citizens, members of the House and Senate Democratic caucuses today urged an update of the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act (ELCRA) that will protect Michiganders from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. Placing LGBT Michiganders under the protections of the ELCRA will give them the same protections that already exist for Michiganders on the basis of religion,...

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

LANSING – A bill sponsored by State Representative Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) that would increase funding for Michigan’s Dairy and Food Safety Fund has been voted out of the House Appropriations Committee and will head to the floor of the House for a vote. The Dairy and Food Safety Fund is used to support the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s food safety and quality assurance programs.

“When we go to the grocery store and...

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