Join me in celebrating Women’s History Month! While women have always comprised half of the population, women’s contributions both historically, as well as in the workforce, have not always been recognized. I will continue working for pay equity and equal treatment under the law. Our mothers, sisters and daughters deserve to be treated with respect and celebrated for their accomplishments.
As your state representative, I take great pride in serving the needs of the residents of the 13th House District. If you need assistance or resources, please contact me. To learn more about resources, events and recent efforts in Lansing, visit my website at stone.housedems.com. I can be contacted at my office phone number (517) 373-0845, and my official email is LoriStone@house.mi.gov. I look forward to hearing from you.
Lori M. Stone
State Representative, 13th House District
In This Issue:
- District Events
- Community Conversations
- Legislative Updates
- Committee Assignments
- Education Policy Testimony
- Lowering MI Costs Plan Puts Money Back in Michiganders Pockets
- Restoring Workers’ Freedoms
- 2022 Good Public Health Policy Award Recognition
- District Updates
- March is Reading Month!
- Senior Resource Fair and Spaghetti Social
Join me at an upcoming Community Conversation. As state representative, I am the most effective in serving our community when I hear from you about your needs and concerns. Additional information about events and resources can also be found on my Facebook Page or at stone.housedems.com.
March Community Conversation – Saturday, March 18, from 11 a.m. to noon
at Franklin Detroit Public Library, 13651 McNichols Road, Detroit, MI 48205
April Community Conversation – Saturday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to noon
at Tim Horton’s, 26807 Hoover Road, Warren, MI 48089
May Community Conversation – Saturday, May 20, from 11 a.m. to noon
June Community Conversation in the Park – Saturday, June 17,
from 11 a.m. to noon LOCATION: TBD
July Community Conversation in the Park – Saturday, July 15, from 11 a.m.
to noon at Arthur Miller Park, 14500 Masonic, Warren, MI
August Community Conversation in the Park – Saturday, Aug. 19
from 11 a.m. to noon LOCATION: TBD
Rep. Stone’s Committee Assignments
- Education Policy Committee
- Military, Veterans, and Homeland Security
- Insurance and Financial Services
- Subcommittee on Housing
Education Committee Testimony
Rep. Stone testified in the Education Committee in support of the repeal in the retention of third-grade students based on standardized testing scores on Tuesday, Feb. 28. she introduced this legislation during my first term.
Having taught for more than 14 years, she understands that holding students back can result in increased dropout and incarceration rates. Educational professionals with the Michigan Department of Education and Dr. Strunk from Michigan State University provided testimony that high quality reading instruction and interventions for struggling readers are the best ways to improve Michigan’s literacy rankings. This legislation has passed out of the Senate and House Education committees. It is awaiting a vote from the House of Representatives.
Lowering MI Costs Plan Puts Money Back in Michiganders’ Pockets
The House of Representative passed House Bill 4001 and it was signed by Gov. Whitmer. The Lowering MI Costs plan will put money back in people’s pockets to help them pay the bills and put food on the table. The plan rolls back the retirement tax to save 500,000 households an average of $1,000 a year and increases the working families tax credit to put an average of $3,150 back into the pockets of 700,000 Michiganders, directly benefiting nearly half the kids in Michigan.
Restoring Workers’ Freedoms
The Michigan House of Representatives heard three major labor bills. House Bills 4004 and 4005 restore worker freedoms and reestablish union rights by eliminating Michigan’s anti-union, anti-worker “right-to-work” laws. House Bill 4007 reinstates Michigan’s prevailing wage law, which ensures highly skilled workers are paid what they’re worth on taxpayer-funded construction projects.
Labor is what built the middle class in this country. Unions are what enable the American dream. Millions of families will have more opportunities in Michigan by putting working families first and protecting our workers. Stone voted yes on all three bills, and the Democratic Caucus took a leap forward to restoring workers’ rights, protecting working families and putting Michigan back at the forefront of prioritizing our workers and our families.
2022 Good Public Health Policy Award Recognition
The Michigan Pharmacists Association awarded their 2022 Good Public Health Policy Award to Reps.Stone, Kara Hope, Curtis VanderWall. This was in recognition of Rep. Stone’s work in legislation to guarantee access to a 90-day supply of maintenance prescriptions, as well as supporting pharmacists who continue the practice to provide adult vaccinations without oversight. This potentially cost-saving practice is a continuation of what pharmacists demonstrated to be essential during the COVID-19 pandemic.
March is Reading Month!
Pulaski Elementary invited Rep.Stone to a visit to kick off March is Reading Month on Friday, March 3. She took this opportunity to talk about the enjoyment and importance of reading, and she even brought students bookmarks and booklets. This visit also served as an opportunity to check in with teachers and staff in the teachers’ lounge and express her appreciation for all their hard work. Stone looks forward to visiting more students and schools during in-district days in coming weeks.
Special Thank You to Warren Woods Tower HS Culinary Students!
Participants at Rep Stone’s, Feb. 2, Senior Resource Fair enjoyed a pasta luncheon that was prepared and served by the Warren Woods Tower Culinary Arts students under the supervision of Mr. Jon Grommons and Ms. Suzanne Murray. Rep. stone thanks them for their time and assistance.