Senator Joseph Bellino's Press Releases

**PHOTO ADVISORY** Bellino welcomes Gold Star father to Senate Memorial Day Service

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Joseph Bellino, R-Monroe, welcomed Gold Star father James Hario to the state Capitol on Thursday as his special guest for the Michigan Senate’s 29th Annual Memorial Day Service, which honored Michigan’s fallen soldiers. Hario is the father of Pfc. Eric W. Hario, a U.S. Army Ranger who was killed in Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. Eric was born in Monroe in 1989

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Bellino says AG’s lawsuit threat shows ‘a complete lack of understanding of her role in state government’

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Joseph Bellino on Thursday signed on to a letter with the entire Senate Republican caucus to Attorney General Dana Nessel opposing a potential state lawsuit against oil and gas companies. “This frivolous and dangerous lawsuit idea is a waste of taxpayer dollars, an abuse of power and an illustration of the attorney general’s complete lack of understanding of her role in state

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Bellino opposes Senate budget plan built on higher taxes and teacher pension raid

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Joseph Bellino this week opposed a fiscal year 2025 budget plan that takes hundreds of millions of dollars out of the pension fund for teachers and relies on hundreds of millions of dollars in higher taxes. “I cannot support the Democrats’ irresponsible budget plan that focuses more on growing the size and scope of government instead of helping Michigan families struggling to

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Sen. Bellino applauds state grant to help remove Macon Creek Dam

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Joseph Bellino on Tuesday applauded a state grant to help remove the deteriorating Macon Creek Dam in Dundee Township. “This is a positive use of state resources to help safely remove this aging dam and prevent the risk of a catastrophe,” said Bellino, R-Monroe. “I want to thank Holcim for working with the state to earn this grant. It is another example

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Sen. Bellino announces May office hours

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Joseph Bellino has announced he will conduct in-district office hours to meet with the public at two dates and locations in May. “My aim is to provide the best service possible for the hardworking people of Hillsdale, Lenawee and Monroe counties, and I plan on holding meetings throughout the district to hear directly from constituents in one-on-one discussions,” said Bellino, R-Monroe. Bellino

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Bellino sponsors bridge funding bill in economic development package

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Joseph Bellino has sponsored two bills to redirect $500 million in corporate handouts to a fund that supports bridge improvements as part of the Senate Republicans’ “Grow MI State” economic development package announced Wednesday. “Rather than continuing the unfair and ineffective policy of handing out billions of taxpayer dollars to huge corporations, we should be using that money to support struggling families

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