News From Rep. Hoadley

Thursday, November 2, 2017

LANSING — This evening, the Michigan House of Representatives voted on House Bill 5013, which makes various changes to the state’s auto no-fault insurance system. The bill failed to pass, and in response, state Rep. Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) issued the following statement:

“This bill was like trying to fix a flat tire by putting air back in it without repairing the hole that caused the flat...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) introduced House Bill 5135 today, which would designate March 29 annually as Recognition of Vietnam Veterans Day in the state of Michigan. The date is significant as it marks the day in 1973 the last American troops left South Vietnam, ending nearly a decade of conflict.  Unfortunately, over 1,600 service members remain missing from their service during the Vietnam War.

“The Kalamazoo area has a strong group of...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

LANSING— State Rep. Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) announced today that he is introducing a bill to create a revolving loan fund to help schools make renewable energy and energy efficiency improvements. The bill is part of a seven-bill package, announced this week, to aid in creating healthy environments in schools to help students learn and grow. The bills would help schools improve the health and wellness of students and staff, reduce their environmental impact and energy...

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

LANSING — In 2012, Mujtaba Al-Sweikat, then 17, attended a pro-democracy rally in Saudi Arabia. The U.S. government has now learned that in the weeks leading up to his departure for the U.S., where he was to attend Western Michigan University, Al-Sweikat was arrested for his involvement in the rally and is now at risk of being beheaded by the Saudi government along with 13 other young men, all of them accused of protest-related offenses....

Thursday, June 15, 2017

LANSING — A resolution introduced by state Rep. Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) condemning the abuse and torture of gay men in the Chechen Republic of Russia passed the House today with a voice vote. The resolution — which also passed committee unanimously — calls on the International Criminal Court to conduct an independent investigation of the reports coming out of the region that the government is guilty of a number of human rights violations.

“What is...

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