News From Rep. Hoadley

Friday, December 2, 2016

LANSING — Legislation that will make it more difficult for the elderly and those in low-income households to vote passed out of the House Elections Committee today, and is now headed to the House floor. House Bills 6066-6068 were introduced two days ago by committee chair, state Representative Lisa Lyons (R-Alto), and would institute a photo ID requirement at voting booths across the state.

“Voting is a fundamental right, and these bills blatantly target vulnerable...

Thursday, September 22, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) has introduced legislation aimed at protecting mail carriers, utility workers, children, pedestrians and others from dangerous dogs. Unlike previous legislation that singled out particular “bully dog” breeds, Rep. Hoadley’s bill identifies dangerous behaviors, such as biting and mauling.

“It would be unfair to single out friendly, well-trained dogs simply because they have a certain lineage,” Rep. Hoadley said. “The breeds aren’t the problem: lack of training and aggressive...

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

LANSING — State Representatives Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) and Henry Yanez (D-Sterling Heights), along with Sen. Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint), have introduced a plan that would end tax breaks for corporations that send work out of state and reimburse Michigan taxpayers for tax abatements the company had received. In the past, several companies have received corporate tax breaks in Michigan, only to turn around and send the jobs overseas or out of state.

“If a...

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

LANSING — House Democrats are calling for immediate action on bills that would protect public safety and ensure that all Michiganders receive equal protection in our state. In the aftermath of the nation’s largest mass shooting, which targeted members of the LGBT community, Michigan can’t wait any longer to enact common-sense safety measures or to extend civil rights protections to people who are more likely to be targeted by hate crimes.

“People around the state...

Thursday, June 2, 2016

LANSING — State Representatives Robert Wittenberg (D-Oak Park) and Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) have formed the Michigan Gun Violence Prevention Caucus, which will lead efforts to reduce and prevent the number of gun-related injuries and deaths in Michigan. Approximately 32,000 people die each year because of gunshot wounds in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, and with incidents such as the February mass shooting incident in Kalamazoo, the Michigan Gun Violence...

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