News From Rep. Hoadley

Friday, February 2, 2018

LANSING — Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed Bishop Ira Combs to the Michigan Civil Rights Commission. Combs has a history of opposing LGBT equality measures, such as city of Jackson’s non-discrimination ordinance, and joined a lawsuit that attempted to stop same-sex marriage in Michigan . In response, state Reps. Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield), Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) and Tim Sneller (D-Burton) issued the following statement:


“The Michigan Civil Rights Commission is trusted to protect the most...

Friday, January 26, 2018

LANSING — State Reps. Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) and Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) have introduced legislation to improve Michigan’s recycling laws.

Hoadley sponsored House Bill 5486, which would amend the Beverage Containers Law to call for an expansion of Michigan’s current bottle deposit law to include water and all beverages, except for milk, that are packaged in metal, plastic or glass of 1 gallon or smaller.

“In light of the governor’s message that our state lags behind...

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

LANSING — State Rep. Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) responded to Gov. Rick Snyder’s 2018 State of the State address tonight by urging the administration and the Legislature to focus on improving the lives of Michigan’s hardworking families.

“Once again, I’m glad the governor shared his input and vision for Michigan,” Hoadley said. “However, over this governor’s term in office, Republicans have focused too much on tax cuts for large corporations and not enough on the people....

State Rep. Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) attended tonight’s State of the State address with his guest, Cyekeia Lee, director of community collaboration for the Kalamazoo Promise, on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at the state Capitol in Lansing.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Robert Wittenberg (D-Huntington Woods), Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) and Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo), members of the Michigan Gun Violence Prevention Caucus, have introduced legislation to institute stronger gun safety regulations in Michigan and calling on Congress to lift a ban on research related to gun violence at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The bills, House Bills 5369-5371, wouldn’t interfere with the Second Amendment right to lawfully own a firearm, but would help ensure...

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...