Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Still learning the ropes in Lansing, McCready said he's committed to approving a budget focused on efficient and effective spending by June 1
Tuesday, April 2
As a state representative, I take my duty to represent the people of the 40th District very seriously and that includes keeping all of you informed about my work in Lansing. As you may know, I serve on the House Appropriations Committee, which is responsible for completing the state budget each year. This also includes serving on subcommittees for specific budget areas, including the Michigan State Police budget. I serve as chair of the MSP subcommittee and was tasked with coming up with an efficient and effective budget for the upcoming fiscal year. For those who aren't familiar with the budget process, here's a brief overview. Each year, the governor gives his budget recommendations for the upcoming fiscal year (this year on Feb. 7) …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The freshman representative is among six regional "Legislators to Watch" this year, according to Detroiter Magazine, a publication operated by the Detroit Regional Chamber.
He's only been in office for barely a week, officially, but State Rep. Rep. Mike McCready, is already making good impressions in his district and in Lansing. The freshman legislator was recently named one of six area "Legislators to Watch" in 2013 by Detroiter Magazine, a publication operated by the Detroit Regional Chamber. McCready (R-Bloomfield Hills) was elected to the Michigan House of Representatives in November after beating out a crowded field in the GOP primary in August. The former Bloomfield Hills commissioner now represents much of the same district vacated by term-limited representative and Birmingham resident, Chuck Moss. He represents the 40th district in the House — a "key seat" in the region, the article reads — which …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The Bloomfield Hills Republican is among 28 new members of the State House that returns to work after right-to-work acrimony.
State Rep. Mike McCready, R-Bloomfield Hills, officially started his first term Wednesday when he was sworn into office with other members of the 97th Legislature. The former Bloomfield Hills city commissioner represents the 40th District, comprised of the cities of Bloomfield Hills and Birmingham, Bloomfield Township, and a portion of West Bloomfield Township. He is among 28 new members that enter the State House at an interesting time given all the rancor created by the education reform and right-to-work laws quickly implemented during last year's lame-duck session. Of Interest: Mike McCready Opens Lansing Office Just as they did during the final weeks of session in 2012, hundreds of protesters lined the Capital lawn, the Detroit News …
Saturday, January 5, 2013
In November, the Bloomfield Hills resident was elected to replace Chuck Moss as the representative of the 40th District in the State House of Representatives.
Do you have a question for your newly-elected representative in Lansing? Rep. Mike McCready (R-Bloomfield Hills) opened his office at the State House and is ready to take constituents' questions. "I'm excited to get to work serving the constituents of the 40th District in the Michigan House," McCready, a former Bloomfield Hills city commissioner, said Friday in a statement. "Constituent service is very important to me and I encourage local residents to contact my office with questions or concerns." Residents of the 40th District — made up of Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township and a portion of West Bloomfield — can contact McCready at: In addition, McCready has named Jami Des Chenes and Jason Lachowski as his legislative …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Rep. Lisa Brown of West Bloomfield referenced her Jewish faith and personal anatomy arguing against legislation restricting abortion.
Updated: June 15, 8:26 a.m. Get Patch-ed in to daily news, right to your inbox every morning. Sign up now. State House Rep. Lisa Brown said she was not told why she was prohibited from speaking on the floor Thursday about an education bill, though she assumed it had to do with her referencing her vagina in a speech against new abortion legislation. Brown (D-West Bloomfield), a Jewish mother of three, was barred from speaking after she claimed House Bill 5711 forces contradictory religious beliefs upon her and others. "Wherever there is a question of the life of the mother or that of the unborn child, Jewish law rules in favor of preserving the life of the mother," Brown said on the floor Wednesday. "I have not asked you to adopt and adhere…
Friday, March 16, 2012
Senate-passed bill would affect new motorists with graduated licenses.
Cellphones and the youngest drivers don't go together safely, a majority of Michigan senators believe. Under a proposal that passed the Senate by a 28-10 vote Thursday, teens with Level 1 or 2 graduated licenses could be ticketed and fined for driving while chatting on a phone – even in hands-free mode. The bill now goes to the state House. Backers want to reduce risky distractions among newcomers behind the wheel. Some senators voted against the measure because they favor a broader crackdown, the Associated Press reports. The legislation is called "Kelsey's Law" in memory of a Sault Ste. Marie 17-year-old who had a fatal crash while talking on her phone in 2010. Teens with Level 3 licenses, typically issued to 17-year-olds, would be …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Two rivals and editorial question County Commissioner Potts' co-hosting role.
The first campaign issue has flared in a three-way Republican primary campaign for the 40th State House District seat. Robert Lawrence and David Wolkinson say it's improper for their rival, David Potts, to continue as co-host of a local cable TV public affairs show. Potts and state Rep. Chuck Moss host Eye on Oakland, a half-hour studio discussion that airs two to four times a month on Bloomfield Community Television. They and guests discuss issues such as the state budget, education, road maintenance, Michigan's gasoline tax and economic development. "The show focuses on political decisions and their impact on local and state-level constituents," notes Lawrence in an email response to questions from Patch. "Setting aside his co-hosting …
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Chuck Moss did not miss one of the State House's 619 votes in 2011, according to a nonpartisan vote-tracking website.
State Rep. Chuck Moss (R-Birmingham) can add perfect attendence to his 2011 accomplishments — or, at least, a perfect voting record. The nonpartisan vote-tracking website michiganvotes.org — which compiles the voting histories of lawmakers in the Michigan House and Senate — noted that Moss did not miss one of the House's 619 votes in 2011. "It's not only a great honor to represent local residents at the Capitol, it's a tremendous responsibility that I take very seriously,” Moss said in a press release. "There's a lot at stake here, and I need to be on the House floor every session to provide leadership and vote on the issues." Moss represents Michigan’s 40th District, which includes Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, …
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
With his third term coming to an end in 2012, the Birmingham-based chairman of the state House Appropriations Committee said he may run for state Sen. John Pappageorge's seat in 2014.
Birmingham resident Chuck Moss may have another year left in his third term as a Michigan state representative, but he’s already looking ahead to what could be next: a seat in the state Senate. “I think I’ve done a pretty good job in Lansing,” said Moss (R-Birmingham), who is term-limited and cannot run for re-election to the seat in 2012. Moss said he is considering running for the seat held by state Sen. John Pappageorge (R-Troy), who is also term-limited and must give up his Senate seat in 2014. Moss represents Michigan’s 40th District, which includes Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Keego Harbor, Sylvan Lake and Orchard Lake Village. State representatives are elected for two-year terms and limited to three terms. …