Sunday, May 19, 2013
State Rep. Michael McCready, a former Bloomfield Hills commissioner, is this year's honored winner.
State Rep. Mike McCready, R-Bloomfield Hills, will receive special recognition at Oakland Community College’s commencement ceremonies as the winner of the Outstanding Alumnus award for 2013. The former Bloomfield Hills commissioner, who elected to represent the 40th District in the State House in November, will be honored during the college’s May 18 commencement ceremony at the Palace of Auburn Hills. McCready is the second consecutive former Bloomfield Hills city official to receive the award. Former Department of Public Safety Director Rick Matott, who retired earlier this month, earned the designation in 2012, In his first year in the State Legislature, he is a member of the House Appropriations Committee, chairman of the Appropriations…
Saturday, May 4, 2013
A host of Michigan legislators asked L. Brooks Patterson to apologize for comparing House Speaker Jase Bolger to Adolf Hitler in a television talk show.
State Rep. Mike McCready, R-Bloomfield Hills, joined a slew of legislators from across the state Friday to address and ask Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson to apologize for comparing House Speaker Jase Bolger to Adolph Hitler. Patterson made the comparison — and held a black comb underneath his nose to symbolize the former Nazi Party leader's signature mustache — during Friday's taping of the 'Off the Record' show. The round-table discussion aired on WKAR and public television affiliates Friday night will air again at usual times on Sunday. Patterson, who is still recovering from injuries suffered in a terrible car crash in August, was a guest on the show to discuss Michigan's no-fault insurance law. The controversial law faces…
Friday, May 3, 2013
The freshman member of the State House of Representatives will meet with constituents on the heels of votes on drug testing, and millage funding for the Detroit Zoo and Detroit Institute of Arts.
Do you agree with State Rep. Mike McCready (R-Bloomfield Hills) that welfare recipients should be drug tested and have children that are not truants in order to receive benefits? Do you support his decision on a two-bill package that ensures local municipalities cannot capture millage funds intended for the Detroit Zoo or the Detroit Institute of Arts? McCready, who was elected to represent the 40th District in the State House of Representatives last fall, was among the overwhelming majority of Republican legislators to support each of the bills mentioned above during votes in Lansing this week, according to Michigan Votes. Whether you agree or not, McCready wants to hear from you and invites constituents in the Bloomfield area and …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
State Rep. Mike McCready, R-Bloomfield Hills, and colleague Klint Kesto, R-Commerce Township, will discuss Michigan's new autism benefit law.
Michigan's medical insurance laws changed in 2012 to mandate coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders. But not that many residents know about it. New State Rep. Mike McCready, R-Bloomfield Hills, hopes to change that and will make the recent autism insurance reform legislation the focus of a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, April 22 at the West Bloomfield Library. He and fellow freshman legislator Klint Kesto, R-Commerce Twp., will offer presentations on the signs and symptoms of autism, as well as treatment options under the new law. As of October 15, 2012, both for-and-non profit insurance companies regulated by the state of Michigan are required to provide an autism benefit to members for services …
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) …
Monday, April 1, 2013
The state legislator will be in Bloomfield Township on April 29 and West Bloomfield on April 16.
Do you have a question for your state representative in Lansing? Mike McCready (R-Bloomfield Hills), who was elected to represent the 40th District in the State House of Representatives last fall, will be in both Bloomfield Township and West Bloomfield this April. Residents interested in discussing state or local issues are encouraged to meet with McCready at the following dates and locations: No appointment is necessary to meet with Rep. McCready during either of these times. Residents unable to attend these office hours may contact McCready's office at (517) 373-8670, or via e-mail at MikeMcCready@house.mi.gov. This report was updated to reflect the West Bloomfield event is on April 16. Information provided by Rep. Mike McCready's office.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The Bloomfield area's newest representative visited classes at Sheiko Elementary earlier this week.
State Rep. Mike McCready (R-Bloomfield Hills) gave back to some of the area's youngest minds this week by celebrating National Reading Month with elementary students at West Bloomfield's Sheiko Elementary. McCready was elected to his first term in the Michigan House of Representatives last fall. He now represents Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Birmingham, and a portion of West Bloomfield. The local businessman and father of two read to Ms. Strutton, Ms. Bain, Ms. Maurer, Ms. McDowell and Ms. Schumacher's classes in honor of National Reading Month, according to a news release. McCready will be back in the district for his monthly office hours on Monday, March 18 at the Baldwin Public Library in Birmingham, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. …
Monday, February 18, 2013
The online survey is open until March 1 on the new legislator's website.
If you have an opinion about Michigan's roads and bridges, and Gov. Rick Snyder's plans to fix them, State Rep. Mike McCready, R-Bloomfield Hills, wants to know. The freshman legislator launched an online survey through his office website designed to gauge input from constituents on what the proper course of action is to fix and improve transportation routes statewide. During his State of the State address, Snyder proposed major increases in gasoline, diesel and vehicle registration taxes to fund $1.2 billion in road repairs. McCready has yet to endorse any proposal and said he needs to hear from constituents in Bloomfield, West Bloomfield and Birmingham first. The survey closes on March 1. "Everyone knows that our roads and bridges are …
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 …