Here are construction volunteer Jonah and workshop

first_imgHere are construction volunteer Jonah and workshop participant Bronte Ibson screeding carefully inbetween the rebar. June 26, 2017The pour of the second part of the wall foundation at the visitors parking took place on 6/21/2017.[photos by Sue Kirsch] This is a 18 yard pour and the crew started very early to take advantage of the cool part of the morning.center_img Jonah, Bronte and workshop participant Kathleen Ryan.More to come.last_img

Rep Bellinos bill to help police and fire retirees approved by House

first_img Categories: Bellino News,Bellino Photos,News 07Jun Rep. Bellino’s bill to help police and fire retirees approved by House panel A Michigan House committee today approved Rep. Joe Bellino’s bill providing income tax relief to younger retired police and firefighters not covered by Social Security.Bellino’s bill affects Michigan public safety professionals who were born after 1952 and retired before 2013, bringing their tax structure more in line with many other retirees.“This is a fairness issue for our retired police and fire department personnel,” Bellino, of Monroe, said after the House Tax Policy Committee approved his legislation. “They should not be forced to pay higher income taxes just because their employer happened to be outside the Social Security system, or just because they happened to born later than some of their peers. I’m happy the committee took this action today, and I look forward to continuing the fight for this proposal to become state law.”The legislation would provide an increased tax deduction for retirement or pension benefits from government employment that was not covered by Social Security. The bill would allow these retirees to claim the same sort of income tax deductions already allowed for retirees covered by Social Security.A similar fix for retirees born before 1953 and not covered by Social Security became part of state law several years ago.The difference in taxation has been an issue since Michigan adopted broad tax reforms in 2011.Bellino’s bill would benefit retirees from public safety departments across the state, including hundreds of members of the Retired Detroit Police and Fire Fighters Association.The legislation advances to the House floor.###The legislation is House Bill 4396.last_img read more

Rep Hauck set to help shape policy planning with new committee position

first_img26Nov Rep. Hauck set to help shape policy planning with new committee position Assignment will formulate direction for Republican-led Michigan HouseMichigan House Speaker-elect Lee Chatfield recently announced that state Rep. Roger Hauck, of Union Township, will serve on the newly created Policy Action Plan Committee.The temporary, 14-member panel will work with incoming Republican members to develop policy ideas for the upcoming legislative term and construct an updated House Republican action plan.“I thank Speaker-elect Chatfield and my colleagues for entrusting me with a role on this important committee,” Hauck said. “It’s important that we craft policy that will help continue Michigan’s progress – progress that has seen an economic revival, record-low unemployment and more money going into roads and schools than ever before. I’m committed to helping in that effort so we can keep making this state a great place to work and live.”Hauck was recently re-elected to a second term in the Michigan House, representing Isabella County and 10 townships in Midland County. Categories: Hauck News,Newslast_img read more