News From Rep. Ellison

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....

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Yesterday’s high winds have left many without power. It is currently estimated that more than 630,000 DTE Energy customers are without power due to extraordinarily high winds that hit the entire state yesterday, and we are being told that it could take several days before everyone’s power is restored. 

If you or a loved one or friends are experiencing a power outage, please click here to report a power outage and get estimates on when...

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Please join me for my first happy hour on Wednesday, April 5, from 5:30-7 p.m. at Fifth Avenue, 215 W. 5th St. in Royal Oak. We will be upstairs!

I will be holding periodic happy hours so residents have an opportunity to visit with me in the evening and discuss the issues facing our schools, communities and state.

Stay tuned for future happy hour announcements. 



Join Rep. Ellison for a Happy Hour
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Back in 2015, Gov. Rick Snyder and Republican lawmakers declared victory and said they passed a plan to fix our roads.

Imagine their surprise this week when MDOT reported in a Senate committee hearing that the percentage of our state roads that are in poor condition will more than triple over the next 10 years.

Only 20 percent of our state roads were in poor condition last year. According to MDOT, 67 percent of our...