I hope you had a wonderful holiday season. In this e-news, I will discuss my upcoming community conversation, the recent repeal of the tampon tax, a link to resources that Oakland County has available to combat COVID-19 and a year in review of my work with the Labor Caucus.
If you are in need of support or resources or have any questions regarding legislation or state government in general, please feel free to reach out to me at my office via email or by calling (517) 373-0478.
Rep. Regina Weiss
27th House District
Please join me for my upcoming community conversation on Tuesday, Jan. 18, at 5:30 p.m. This event will be virtual with the uptick in COVID cases around the country for everyone’s health and safety. Please follow my Facebook page to tune in.
Tampon Tax Repeal
I proudly voted yes on House Bill 5267 and Senate Bill 153, a package of bills that repealed the tampon tax. Consumers have no choice but to buy these essential products, and they shouldn’t be taxed. This repeal could save Michiganders up to $4,600 over their lifetime. The repeal will go into effect in early February.
The surge of the omicron variant brings a new level of uncertainty to all of us. Oakland County has many resources to assist you, including nurses, food assistance, information on drive-thru testing, vaccination resources, legal resources, household and utility support, and a host of other county services. To learn more about these resources please visit Coronavirus Disease 2019 | COVID-19 (oakgov.com).
Finally, as the secretary of the Legislative Labor Caucus, my colleagues and I did a lot of work to support our friends in labor. View the summary of what we were able to accomplish this year.