Senator Joseph Bellino's Press Releases

Bellino: Democrats’ food tax ‘takes the cake for worst possible timing’

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Joseph Bellino on Wednesday denounced Senate passage of legislation by Michigan Democrats to expand sales and use taxes on prepared food. “I happen to think there’s no good time for a tax hike, but Democrats choosing this moment to raise food taxes has to take the cake for worst possible timing,” said Bellino, R-Monroe. “Inflation has made putting food on the kitchen

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Bellino applauds grant for Litchfield park improvements

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Joseph Bellino is applauding the announcement that the city of Litchfield will be able to make over $1 million in improvements to Children’s Park thanks to a recently approved state grant. “This funding will bring more fun for children and improve opportunities for everyone in the community to use and enjoy the park,” said Bellino, R-Monroe. “This is great news for everyone

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Bellino blasts Senate Democrats’ irresponsible energy mandate

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Joseph Bellino, R-Monroe, is a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Environment and issued the following statement after the panel considered a series of Democrat-sponsored bills designed to radically change Michigan’s energy policy: “This plan is about more government mandates and more government control of people’s lives that results in less reliable energy and less money in people’s pockets. “Michigan

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Sen. Bellino applauds $4M in state support for Addison water improvements

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Joseph Bellino on Monday applauded over $4 million in state funding for the village of Addison to help make sure its community water infrastructure is safe. “To help support healthy lives and economic growth, this funding will ensure the people of Addison have access to clean and safe drinking water for years to come,” said Bellino, R-Monroe. “This is the type of

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Bellino blasts governor’s ‘irresponsible and reckless’ agenda for fall legislative session

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Joseph Bellino, R-Monroe, issued the following statement Wednesday after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s “What’s Next Address” ahead of the Legislature’s fall session: “The governor’s address was a laundry list of extreme liberal policies that will hurt our state’s ability to attract new people and investment while burdening struggling Michigan families and small businesses with new costs. “Rather than addressing the problems of high

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Bellino announces Monroe included in state of emergency declaration following severe Thursday storms

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Joseph Bellino on Friday announced that Monroe County was included in a state of emergency declaration following severe thunderstorms that produced at least five tornadoes as they swept across lower Michigan on Thursday evening. “This storm system carved paths of death and devastation all the way across lower Michigan, including a possible tornado that destroyed homes in Monroe County,” said Bellino,

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