News From Rep. Hoadley

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

State Rep. Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) introduced bipartisan legislation today to create a warning system, similar to an Amber Alert, that would notify the public of an urgent threat to their safety or health such as an active shooter situation or an act of terrorism. The lawmaker drafted the policy after a suggestion from Kalamazoo Sheriff Rick Fuller, who was sparked to action after an incident on Saturday, Feb. 20, left six people dead when a...

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

LANSING — The House Democratic Caucus voted today against a bill that would ban the straight-ticket voting option in Michigan. Senate Bill 13, which was voted out of committee and passed in the Senate on the same day last month, has been particularly controversial, as a version of the bill was twice passed in Michigan, and both times been repealed through voter referendum. In order to prevent the same check from being applicable to this...

Monday, November 9, 2015

LANSING — State Representatives Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) and Vanessa Guerra (D-Saginaw) held a press conference today to introduce a new package of bills aimed at reforming campaign finance issues in Michigan. The six-bill package seeks to address problems ranging from striking ‘dark money’ from elections to the way fees for late campaign filings are administered and lowering contribution limits.

"In a world where invisible backers, with unlimited resources, can fund candidates without disclosing who they...

Friday, October 23, 2015

LANSING — State Rep. Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) welcomed Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Director Jamie Clover Adams on a tour of Kalamazoo, including the Bronson Healthy Living Campus and People’s Food Co-Op, on Friday, Oct. 23. The tour highlighted ongoing efforts to promote healthy living, stimulate economic development through food entrepreneurship and local efforts to support farm-to-table partnerships between local farmers and retailers.

“Kalamazoo is lucky to be a center of innovation, including...

Thursday, October 22, 2015

LANSING — Bills that take aim at the ongoing problem of gun violence in Michigan were the subject of a press conference held today in Lansing. State Representatives Jim Townsend (D-Royal Oak), Robert Wittenberg (D-Oak Park), Stephanie Chang (D-Detroit) and Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) outlined their common-sense gun safety measures and called for action on their legislation.

“We’ve seen too many children die, too many parents grieve, too many neighbors witness firsthand the scourge of...

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