October offers such fall splendor. Michigan’s seasons are changing, apple crops are beginning to be harvested, and leaves are falling. There is so much to enjoy about autumn in Michigan. As your state representative, I enjoy serving the needs of the residents of the 28th House District. I continue to support policies that make our economy more innovative and provide high-quality public education.
If you need assistance or resources, please reach out to me and my staff. 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) 373-1772, and my official email is LoriStone@house.mi.gov. I look forward to hearing from you.
Lori M. Stone
State Representative, 28th House District
In This Issue:
- Community Conversations
- Legislative Update
- Getting The Flu Vaccine
- Domestic Violence Awareness Month
- The 2023-24 FAFSA is Now Available!
- Don’t Forget to File Individual Income Tax Return
Join me at an upcoming Community Conversation. Participation is encouraged, so please bring your questions and concerns. Additional information about events and resources can also be found on my Facebook Page or at stone.housedems.com.
DATE: Saturday, Oct. 15
TIME: 11 a.m. to noon
LOCATION: Center Line Public Library, 7345 Weingartz St. in Center Line
November Pints & Politics Community Conversation
DATE: Saturday, Nov. 19
TIME: 11 a.m. to noon
LOCATION: Kuhnhenn Brewing, 5919 Chicago Road in Warren
House Bill 5477, the Kratom Consumer Protection Act received a hearing in the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee and is awaiting a vote out of committee. The Kratom Consumer Protection Act would legislate the following:
- Adequate and proper labeling of Kratom potential side effects.
- Require a customer to be 21 or older to purchase.
- Require third-party lab testing to increase accountability for safe production and distribution.
- Enforceable civil penalty and fines to distributors included in the bill.
Time to Get Your Flu Vaccine
Getting a flu vaccine is the most important step you can take in protecting yourself and your loved ones from the flu. Doctors’ offices, retail pharmacies, local public health departments, vaccination clinics and some schools and workplaces are offering the flu vaccine. For a list of flu vaccination clinics near you, please visit the Vaccine Finder. Most flu vaccines are free or low cost with insurance; however, if you are uninsured or underinsured there are options available. The Michigan VFC Program provides vaccines at no cost to children less than 19 years of age and are either Medicaid-eligible, uninsured, underinsured or American Indian/Alaska Native. Find out more about the Vaccines for Children program here.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Take the time to learn about the signs of domestic violence, the impact perpetrators have on their current or former intimate partners, and how to empower and support survivors. If you are in danger, please contact the U.S. National Domestic Violence Hotline at (800)-799-7233 and TTY (800) 787-3224, call 911 or the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) (800) 656-HOPE (4673).
Don’t Forget to File Individual Income Tax Returns
Taxpayers who requested an extension to file their individual income tax returns have less than two weeks to file a complete and accurate return, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury. Individual income tax returns due under an extension must be received by the Treasury on or before Oct. 17. Returns can be sent through the U.S. Postal Service or e-Filed.