Rep. Jon Hoadley

Hoadley on 'Voter Bill of Rights'
Michigan House Democrats Gretchen Driskell of Saline and Jon Hoadley of Kalamazoo have co-sponsored an amendment to the Michigan Constitution they say will help make voting easier, especially for working people with families. Among other things, the proposal would allow for early voting - essentially opening local clerk's offices or voting centers a day or two before Election Day where early votin
Rep: Fireworks Law Needs Tweak
Michigan Representative Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) tells WBCK that fireworks rules in Michigan are ready to be revised, five years after a total fireworks ban was lifted in the state. Hoadley said he has heard a chorus of complaints - louder than ever since the ban was lifted in 2011 - after this Independence Day holiday celebrating...
Alert Bills Get Support
Representative Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) tells WBCK a bi-partisan proposal in the Michigan House of Representatives to develop a Amber Alert-style system for other emergencies is likely to pass easily in the House and Senate. The proposed system, inspired by the Kalamazoo shootings which happened exactly two months ago Wednesday, would allow law enforcement to deploy a significant alert warning vi
Rep Urges Talk on Guns
In a guest column last week in the Detroit Free Press, Kalamazoo Representative Jon Hoadley implored everyone for a practical discussion about gun violence, this after his community was thrust into the random-shooting-national-spotlight...
Rep Decries Straight Ticket Vote
The late-evening passage of a bill that will potentially kill Michigan's straight party ticket voting option is drawing fire from Democrats like Kalamazoo Rep. Jon Hoadley, who calls the effort "disingenuous." Hoadley tells WBCK the GOP-led House and Senate pushed the measure through in the late evening hours one night last week, at a time when most Michigan voters are consumed with last
Rep: Bipartisanship Does Happen
Rep. Jon Hoadley (D-Kalamazoo) has been among the outspoken minority in Lansing after a road funding deal came together which was approved by the House and Senate and signed by the governor Tuesday. Hoadley told WBCK Tuesday bipartisanship does exist in Lansing, but not when it came to the roads deal...

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