News From Rep. Ellison

Friday, October 6, 2017

My second bill passed the House yesterday unanimously. House Bill 4822, which is part of a bipartisan package, would help protect heirs from a recent fraud scheme that was uncovered in southeast Michigan.

The legislation puts safeguards in place to protect the property interests of rightful heirs after it was recently discovered that some private real estate companies were working with public administrators to sell property held by an estate without attempting to notifying the...

Thursday, September 7, 2017

LANSING — Former state Rep. Gary Vanek, who served also served as a Royal Oak high school teacher and member of the state Liquor Control Commission, passed away Sept. 5. In response, Rep. Jim Ellison (D-Royal Oak) issued the following statement:

“It was with great sadness that I learned of the passing of a very good friend, teacher and mentor yesterday. I first met Gary Vanek when I was a student at Kimball High School...

Thursday, July 13, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Jim Ellison (D-Royal Oak) will hold a happy hour on Tuesday, Aug. 8, from 5:30-7 p.m. on the patio at Fifth Avenue, located at 215 W. 5th St. in Royal Oak.

“During my 13 years as mayor, I always enjoyed being out in the community and visiting with residents,” said Ellison. “I look forward to visiting with residents throughout the year and taking everyone’s thoughts and concerns with me to Lansing...

Friday, May 19, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Jim Ellison (D-Royal Oak) will hold his first happy hour on Tuesday, May 23, from 5:30-7 p.m. at Fifth Avenue, located at 215 W. Fifth St. in Royal Oak.

“During my 13 years as mayor, I always enjoyed being out in the community and visiting with residents,” Ellison said. “I look forward to visiting with residents throughout the year and taking everyone’s thoughts and concerns with me to Lansing as we...

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
LANSING — State Reps. Robert Wittenberg (D-Oak Park), Tom Cochran (D-Mason) and Jim Ellison (D-Royal Oak) and state Sen. Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor) introduced legislation today to create tax equality by cutting taxes for 94 percent of Michigan families, those making $200,000 a year or less.

The Democrats’ plan comes after the House Republicans’ failed attempt to eliminate or reduce the state income tax in the wee hours of the morning on Feb. 23....

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