News From Rep. Ellison

Thursday, March 9, 2017

March is Reading Month! It is a blast to be out in the community helping our children discover the joys and wonders of reading this month!

State Rep. Jim Ellison Reads to School Children
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Last week the House adopted my resolution, House Resolution 32, to recognize March 2017 as Ethnic and Cultural Heritage Month in the state of Michigan*.

For many years, the city of Royal Oak has been recognizing March as an opportunity to celebrate the renewal and enrichment of the many different individuals who have chosen to come to Michigan, become citizens, and call this state their home....

Thursday, February 23, 2017

I want to thank the hundreds of residents who have taken the time to contact my office regarding HB 4001, which would have blown a massive hole in our state budget by hastily reducing or eliminating the income tax.

I'm very glad that level heads prevailed at 1:30 a.m. this morning when HB 4001 was defeated as 12 Republicans joined all but one Democrat in opposition to the bill.

We were in session for 12...

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

I’m honored to have been appointed to serve on the House Committees on Local Government, Tax Policy, and Families, Children and Seniors.


As a member of the House Local Government Committee, I look forward to helping empower our local communities by making sure more of our tax dollars make it back home.

While other states have been investing in their local communities, Michigan is the only state to have seen a reduction in revenue...

State Rep. Jim Ellison at work in the Michigan House of Representatives.
Thursday, January 26, 2017

My wife, Jodie, and I had a great time visiting with residents and leaders from all across Michigan at the State of State address.

I was excited to hear Gov. Rick Snyder continue to speak about the importance of career technical education, STEM and vocational trades. I have several ideas to help advance our state’s progress in these areas, and look forward to working with Gov. Snyder my colleagues to help students and adults prepare...

State Rep. Jim Ellison (D-Royal Oak) with his wife, Jodie, at the 2017 State of the State address at the state capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017.