News From Rep. Hoadley

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

“I am appalled that despite hours of testimony on the importance of the proposed DEQ budget to our economy and environment, we’ve now passed a budget that committee members received a mere 18 hours before being required to vote on it. The DEQ budget voted on yesterday is significantly different than the budget we received testimony on for the past two months and underfunds key health and economic priorities like preventing toxic fumes from entering...

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Kevin Hertel (D-St. Clair Shores) and Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo), along with state Sens. Steve Bieda (D-Warren) and Rebekah Warren (D-Ann Arbor) introduced legislation to require health insurance companies and Medicaid to cover wigs for children who suffer hair loss due to medical conditions or treatments for medical conditions. The bills being introduced in the House and Senate are identical. The legislation also has the support of Maggie Varney, Founder and CEO...

Monday, January 30, 2017

KALAMAZOO — State Rep. Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) recently announced and welcomed Melissa Fish as his newest legislative aide. Fish will be responsible for leading constituent services and will be based in Kalamazoo.

“I’m excited to welcome Melissa to the team serving residents of the 60th House District,” said Rep. Hoadley. “Her skills and experience as a collaborator and her background in social work will be a great fit for this position.”

Fish joins Rep. Hoadley’s...

Thursday, January 26, 2017

LANSING — State Reps. Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) and Jeremy Moss (D-Southfield) have introduced legislation to improve Michigan’s redistricting process by creating a nonpartisan commission that would oversee the drawing of political boundaries. The legislation comes in the wake of a study published by the Electoral Integrity Project (EIP) which recently found that North Carolina — the most highly partisan districted state in the nation — was no longer considered a democracy due to the drawing...

Friday, January 20, 2017

“School closures in Kalamazoo should be off the table. We can all agree that every child deserves a quality education. Simply closing schools does nothing to address poverty in and out of the classroom, which studies show has a significant impact on a student’s test scores. It was announced last year that our schools were underfunded by some $1,200 per pupil. $1,200 per child per year could be used on everything from books to wrap-around...

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