Happy Tax Season and welcome to the March 2024 edition of my monthly Capitol and Community updates. I’m honored to serve as our community’s voice at the Capitol in Lansing. My dedication to serving you and the 18th House District is my top priority. Below, I have included information on how and when to file your income taxes before the state’s deadline. I have also added links to department-specific informational pages on grants and loans for those seeking aid from the state.

As always, I want to encourage you, again, to please reach out to my office to make your voice heard. Please contact me at JasonHoskins@house.mi.gov or call (517) 373-1180. Democracy only works so long as the people are heard, and you have my promise — whether we agree or not — that my staff and I will always be here to listen to the voices of constituents.

Thank you,

Hoskins Signature

Jason Hoskins 

State Representative

18th House District


In this issue:

  • Small Business of the Month Nominations
  • Committee Assignments
  • Upcoming Community Conversations
  • Legislative Update
  • Press Releases/Statements

Past E-News Archive 

You can always find past copies of my e-news at this link: https://housedems.com/jason-hoskins/enews-archive/

Filing Income Taxes

Tax season is upon us, which means that it is time for individual taxpayers to file for their income taxes. The state’s deadline to file is April 15, the same deadline set by the IRS. There are multiple ways to file your income taxes, including online, with a tax professional, or by mailing in paper forms and documentation. To file, you need your previous year income record forms (W-2s and 1099s), which employers were required to mail to their employees by Jan. 31. For more information, including how the Michigan Earned Income Tax Credit (MI EITC) for Working Families, the tax year 2022 Michigan EITC supplemental checks, or the retirement tax rollback might affect you this year, visit this site. To learn more about Individual Income Taxes in Michigan, go to www.michigan.gov/incometax.

Small Business of the Month Nominations

Our community is truly a special one for businesses big and small. I’m pleased to announce that my office will be honoring a different 18th District Small Business each month based on nominations from you. Nominate your favorite small business in Southfield, Farmington, Farmington Hills, Oak Park or Lathrup Village to receive a certificate from my office. For more details and nominations, please use this link:

Committee Assignments

I am serving on the following committees:

  • Economic Development and Small Business (Chair)
  • Ethics and Oversight
  • Judiciary
  • Local Government and Municipal Finance
  • Transportation, Mobility and Infrastructure

Upcoming Community Conversations

If you are a resident of the 18th House District and you’re looking to meet with me in person and share your concerns, I hope you’ll attend one of these free events. Check our website events page often for cancellations and rescheduling.

Southfield Area Community Conversations 

Join me at the Southfield Public Library Auditorium on these upcoming Mondays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. My staff and I will be sharing helpful information and updates for constituents.

The Southfield Public Library is located at

26300 Evergreen Road, Southfield, MI 48076 

Save the Dates! 

This recurring event will take place on these upcoming Mondays:

  • March 25, April 22, May 27, June 24 and July 22 (unless otherwise noted). Please check our website for a full year’s list of dates.

Farmington/Farmington Hills Area Community Conversations 

Join me at the Farmington Community Library on these upcoming Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. My staff and I will be sharing helpful information and updates for constituents.

The Farmington Community Library is located at

23500 Liberty St., Farmington, MI, 48335 

Save the Dates! 

This recurring event will take place on these upcoming Mondays:

  • March 18, April 15, June 17, July 15 and Aug. 19 (unless otherwise noted). Please check our website for a full year’s list of dates.

Grants and Loans

Michigan offers many different grants and loans, depending on your and/or your community’s needs. Below, I have listed several links to the informational pages for various grants and loans that state departments offer. These departments have specific eligibility criteria, application processes, and deadlines for their grant and loan programs.

Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE)

Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD)

Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

Department of Transportation (MDOT)

Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO)

Department of Education (MDE)

Department of Treasury

MI State Police (MSP)

MI State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA)

MI Student Aid

Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS):

General assistance programs

Cash assistance

Also, here are a few major non-governmental organizations that offer funding resources: 

Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC)

To support the economic development and standing of our state and its businesses, both small and large.

Michigan Arts and Culture Council (MACC)

A part of the MEDC, the MACC grant programs are dedicated to “ensuring that every citizen and community in Michigan enjoys the civic, economic, and educational benefits of arts and culture.”

Michigan Humanities Council (MHC)

To support humanities-based projects, programs, and initiatives that engage Michigan residents in exploring cultural heritage, history, literature, and civic life.

Legislative Update 

I have been active in Lansing working hard for our district.

You can find a list of the bills I have sponsored so far this session here.

You can find a list of all the bills I have co-sponsored so far this session here.

Press Releases and Statements

To see all of my official press releases and statements, please click on this link.

Please find links to my most recent press release and statements below: