State Representative Nate Shannon

State Representative Nate Shannon Rep. Nate Shannon proudly serves the residents of House District 25 which comprises portions of Sterling Heights and Warren in the great state of Michigan.

The State of Michigan has allocated $100 million of CARES Act funding to help reduce the economic impact of the Pandemic...
07/17/2020
Michigan Small Business Restart Program | Michigan Business

The State of Michigan has allocated $100 million of CARES Act funding to help reduce the economic impact of the Pandemic on small businesses. The Michigan Small Business Restart Program has opened up applications through August 5th.

If you are a small business, the eligibility requirements and application can be found here! https://www.michiganbusiness.org/restart/

The Michigan Small Business Restart Program will support the needs of Michigan Businesses directly impacted by COVID-19.

Don't forget to file your taxes by tomorrow!
07/14/2020

Don't forget to file your taxes by tomorrow!

Under Michigan law, Auto-Insurance companies are required to give one of these two options at any time.  Either, modifyi...
07/13/2020
Auto insurance companies wrongly telling drivers to wait for savings

Under Michigan law, Auto-Insurance companies are required to give one of these two options at any time. Either, modifying an existing policy or the option to cancel and reissue their policy to reflect the new coverage choices.

Call 833-ASK-DIFS (833-275-3437) with any questions or complaints regarding this new law.

Michigan's insurance director says that some auto insurance companies are wrongly telling customers they must wait months to change their policies.

Join me next Monday for Coffee Hours!
07/09/2020

Join me next Monday for Coffee Hours!

The City of Sterling Heights has created the Sustainability Commission and they will be appointing five residents to ser...
07/08/2020
Sterling Heights looking for residents to fill newly formed Sustainability Commission

The City of Sterling Heights has created the Sustainability Commission and they will be appointing five residents to serve on the commission.

To apply, complete the online form at bit.ly/2VmwB6S. For more information, visit sterling-heights.net/SustainabilityCommission.

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Have a great Fourth of July!
07/04/2020

Have a great Fourth of July!

Today is National Post Worker day!  We take today to say thank you to all of our postal workers throughout the country t...
07/01/2020

Today is National Post Worker day! We take today to say thank you to all of our postal workers throughout the country that work tirelessly to deliver our mail and packages.

Tomorrow the auto insurance law in Michigan is changing and this is what it means for you!
06/30/2020

Tomorrow the auto insurance law in Michigan is changing and this is what it means for you!

After seeing this prescription bag, I thought it was a good idea to make this information readily available to all those...
06/29/2020

After seeing this prescription bag, I thought it was a good idea to make this information readily available to all those getting prescription drugs. Last week, I introduced a bill to put the telephone numbers for Substance Abuse, Suicide Prevention, Alcoholics Anonymous, and the poison control center hotlines directly on the receipt. These numbers are critical for those in need at a moment's notice.

Yesterday was a very busy day on the House floor. I voted yes to end surprise medical billing. Patients should know thei...
06/25/2020

Yesterday was a very busy day on the House floor. I voted yes to end surprise medical billing. Patients should know their insurance will cover all of their procedures and not get a bill in the mail because some of the services provided were "out of network".

Last week, I co-sponsored a resolution to urge Congress to create the COVID-19 Business and Employee Continuity and Reco...
06/24/2020

Last week, I co-sponsored a resolution to urge Congress to create the COVID-19 Business and Employee Continuity and Recovery Fund. This fund would provide businesses with the liquidity needed for necessary expenses to keep their business running.

The Recovery Fund would be complementary to the Paycheck Protection Program and Main Street Lending Facility in order to provide additional assistance in conjunction with those programs. While the PPP loans from the CARES Act are forgivable in certain circumstances, they are a one-time only option.

We must continue to support our business community and provide them with the necessary resources to make it through this unprecedented time.

There is always someone out there willing to listen.  While these hotlines are great, we need to make the information re...
06/23/2020
Family looks to raise mental health awareness after Roseville man dies by suicide

There is always someone out there willing to listen. While these hotlines are great, we need to make the information readily available to those who need them, when they need it. 1-800-273-8255

Ten days after his youngest son took his own life, Christopher Stoi spent Father's Day working on a father-and-son project and reminisced about the young man's short life.

06/22/2020

Thank you to all those who joined Auto Insurance Virtual Town Hall. If you didn't get your question answered, send it to [email protected]. They have also created a designated hotline for questions, 833-ASK-DIFS (275-3437).

For all those that were unable to make it, here is a recorded video of the town hall!

Happy Father's Day!
06/21/2020

Happy Father's Day!

Today marks the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth when General Gordon Granger read the Emancipation Proclamation to freed ...
06/19/2020

Today marks the 155th anniversary of Juneteenth when General Gordon Granger read the Emancipation Proclamation to freed slaves in Texas nearly two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation became official January 1, 1863.

Yesterday the House passed SB 690 which allocated $880 million in Federal money.  This included funds to reducing child ...
06/18/2020

Yesterday the House passed SB 690 which allocated $880 million in Federal money. This included funds to reducing child care costs, distance learning for K-12 students and hazard pay for frontline workers. It also included needed funding for the UIA to increase their staff to deal with the overwhelming caseload they have received.

As we continue to reopen the State, we need to come up with creative solutions for businesses while they limit capacity ...
06/17/2020
Sterling Heights, MI

As we continue to reopen the State, we need to come up with creative solutions for businesses while they limit capacity and enforce social distancing to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Programs like the Inside Out program at the City of Sterling Heights, are exactly what we need more of!

City of Sterling Heights announces ‘Turning Sterling Heights Inside Out’ program

Join myself and Director Anita Fox, for a virtual town hall regarding the new changes coming to Michigan's auto insuranc...
06/15/2020

Join myself and Director Anita Fox, for a virtual town hall regarding the new changes coming to Michigan's auto insurance law. A lot is changing so be sure to join! To attend this town hall, go to https://bit.ly/2X4QikP.

Just an fyi to all Macomb residents.
06/12/2020

Just an fyi to all Macomb residents.

This weekend is Free Fishing Weekend!  Everyone, including visitors, can enjoy fishing for all species of fish.  During ...
06/11/2020
It's Free Fishing Weekend in Michigan. No licenses are required

This weekend is Free Fishing Weekend! Everyone, including visitors, can enjoy fishing for all species of fish. During this time, a recreation passport is not required for entry into state parks and boating access sites. All fishing regulations still apply.

Enjoy your weekend!

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is offering the summer 2020 free fishing weekend on Saturday and Sunday. That means anyone fishing won't need a license.

My office has been receiving a lot of questions regarding whether or not they can refuse to return to work and how that ...
06/10/2020
Labor and Economic Opportunity - Refusal To Work

My office has been receiving a lot of questions regarding whether or not they can refuse to return to work and how that will effect their unemployment. Employees may have good cause to refuse an offer of suitable work in light of COVID-19 under specific situations, outlined here.

Labor and Economic Opportunity - Refusal To Work

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the deadline for the census forms to be submitted to the federal government has been pushe...
06/09/2020
Macomb County heads into final three 'bonus' months of census

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the deadline for the census forms to be submitted to the federal government has been pushed to August 31st. The door-knocking phase of the census has been delayed until August as well.

Macomb County has a 78.2% response rate already, so keep it up!

As Macomb County heads into the final three "bonus" months of urging residents to complete their 2020 census forms, the county ranks first in the nation among large counties, according

While Regions 6 and 8 are moving to Phase 5 of the MI Safe Start plan, some things are changing for the rest of us too!P...
06/08/2020

While Regions 6 and 8 are moving to Phase 5 of the MI Safe Start plan, some things are changing for the rest of us too!

Personal care businesses (hair, nail, and massage) will be able to reopen on June 15th, with plans to move the rest of the State to phase 5 within the coming weeks.

To honor Officer Sawyers, and all fallen first responders, we need to pass House Bill 4426, "which guarantees in-state c...
06/06/2020

To honor Officer Sawyers, and all fallen first responders, we need to pass House Bill 4426, "which guarantees in-state college tuition for all surviving school-aged children of police officers and firefighters who were killed in the line of duty, regardless of their surviving parent's economic circumstances. The current law caps tuition assistance based on their surviving parent's financial status".

https://patch.com/michigan/shelby-utica/uea-teacher-fights-tuition-first-responders

June 5th in 2004, Officer Mark Sawyers succumbed to his injuries suffered the day prior while protecting our city. In order to protect lives of others, Mark gave his. Mark and his family paid the ultimate sacrifice in which we all pay homage to.

Even though Mark left us that day, his spirit remains throughout the halls, roll call room, parking lot and locker room. Officer Sawyers remains one of our partners looking over all of us every day.

Thank you Officer Mark Sawyers for continuing to protect us.

State Rep. Nate Shannon, D-Sterling Heights, added in a statement, “It is clear that the tsunami of claims has left the ...
06/04/2020
Michiganders waiting for unemployment could get bridge loans under bill

State Rep. Nate Shannon, D-Sterling Heights, added in a statement, “It is clear that the tsunami of claims has left the UIA in shock and unable to handle the workload they have received over the past few months. And while they work through it and build the tools to improve their system, in the meantime, we need to take action to ease the financial burden so many across our state are experiencing while they still wait to receive the unemployment benefits they need to support themselves and their family. This bill would do exactly that.”

State Rep. John Cherry, D-Flint, has introduced a bill that would provide relief for tens of thousands of Michiganders who are still awaiting unemployment benefits amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last week we sent this letter to the Chair of the Tax Policy Committee to request a hearing on House Bills 4824 and 4825...
06/04/2020

Last week we sent this letter to the Chair of the Tax Policy Committee to request a hearing on House Bills 4824 and 4825. The 2020-2021 school year is going to difficult and we need to do everything we can to help prepare for a better year. Every little bit helps.

Michigan has moved on to phase 4 of the MI Safe Start plan, with a goal of reaching phase 5 by July 4th.  This allows re...
06/01/2020
Whitmer lifts Michigan's stay-at-home order

Michigan has moved on to phase 4 of the MI Safe Start plan, with a goal of reaching phase 5 by July 4th.

This allows retailers to open to customers without an appointment starting June 4th and restaurants on June 8th. Capacity limits and social distancing measures will still be in place.

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer lifted Michigan's nearly 10-week coronavirus stay-at-home order Monday, letting restaurants reopen to dine-in customers next week and immediately easing limits on outdoor gatherings

Starting June 1st, the Secretary of State branch offices will be re-opening for appointment only.   This will only be fo...
05/28/2020
SOM - Secretary of State branch offices to reopen June 1 by appointment only

Starting June 1st, the Secretary of State branch offices will be re-opening for appointment only. This will only be for essential transactions that are not available online.

State of Michigan - Secretary of State branch offices will reopen June 1 by appointment only for essential transactions not available online in order to continue to balance the need to provide critical services and protect public health.

Because of organized attempts to fraudulently claim unemployment in various state unemployment systems, the UIA has deve...
05/27/2020
UIA warns consumers about "imposter" unemployment claims

Because of organized attempts to fraudulently claim unemployment in various state unemployment systems, the UIA has developed additional fraud protections. These additional changes could effect new and existing claimants.

If your account has recently switched to a "stop payment" notice, then you have been sent instructions on how to submit the additional information required.

If you receive the letter (Form UIA 1575C) and you did not apply for unemployment benefits, you may be a victim of identity theft. Please contact the UIA immediately by going to michigan.gov/uia and using the "Report Identity Theft" link.

The UIA said the U.S. Secret Service recently issued a national alert about an international criminal ring committing fraud against state unemployment programs.

In case you missed it:  Sterlingfest has been cancelled.  The recreation department is working on other activities that ...
05/26/2020
Sterlingfest cancelled, but Sterling Heights adding new events

In case you missed it: Sterlingfest has been cancelled. The recreation department is working on other activities that follow social distancing guidelines. This includes a road rally, drive in movie, kayak races, art classes and many more things!

Sterlingfest Art & Music Festival has been cancelled for this year, but city officials are coming up with new ideas for fun activities for the summer.

Today we remember and honor those that made the ultimate sacrifice.
05/25/2020

Today we remember and honor those that made the ultimate sacrifice.

Leading in to Memorial Day Weekend, we are now able to gather in groups of 10 or fewer people.  We are getting closer to...
05/22/2020
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer allows gathers of 10 or fewer people immediately

Leading in to Memorial Day Weekend, we are now able to gather in groups of 10 or fewer people. We are getting closer to a new normal. Please remember to continue social distancing so we can keep our community safe.

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is loosening restrictions on group gatherings, effective immediately, allowing groups of ten or fewer people to congregate again, as long as everyone practices social distancing.

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S-789 House Office Building, P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI
48909-7514

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Why are companies not taking cash, only credit/ debit. When I asked why no cash, they say because of Cornoa. What is going on?
Why are companies not taking cash, credit/ debit. When I asked why no cash, they say because of Cornoa. What is going on?
Today I received my Michigan Absent voter ballot appl. I also received one for my daughter who has lived in Texas over the last 5 years. Why is this?
I have a crown that is broke. I need it fixed. But I can't do that. Because Dentist offices are closed. Start opening up the State. Plz..
Shameful that this is the way the Democrats treat somebody who had the virus, was treated and thanks God recovered from the Coronavirus. Shameful that they put politics over lives.
Thousands of people work at auto plants that are still open. It is logical that they shut down for a couple of weeks. As it is known, they are staying open. God knows who is infected and bringing it home to their families. What are YOU doing to have the big 3 in Michigan to shut down thru these hard times?
Nate Shannon what type of brand new fool are you. You really think we need government to tell us or give us the right to declaw our pets? I have psoriasis and the cat claw touching me breaks thru the skin instantly and causes infection in my body. Now that I have disclosed a portion of my personnal medical history, why do you think these are the type of decisions we want our government representatives making? Nothing more important to worry about? A cat was the only pet my children could have when we lived in an apartment which had to be declawed because of my medical issues. Have you even researched how many children will not be allow to experience a pet if your foolship bill is taken serious? Get a clue. Here's praying I can reach enough people in Lansing to consider all the issues before moving on this Bill.
Thank you so much for being an advocate for animals and for trying to protect cats from cruel declawing! #Michigan #WestMichigan #StopDeclawing #AnimalCruelty #Cats
Absolutely not!! Will lead to more strays and people surrendering because they will ruin furniture! And there will some idiots who will try to declaw them themselves- let the people decide and if they choose be able to have it done the correct , safe way! You don’t speak for everyone !
Thank you from Belgium for proposing a bill to ban cat declawing!!! Cats all over Michigan can maybe finally be free of this horrible practice!
Thank you for sponsoring HB 5508 to ban declawing cats in the state of Michigan. I'm a former veterinary technician and was fired from my job for attempting to provide clients with information about the serious risks of declawing and the more humane alternatives. There is a definite need for legislation like this, not only to protect cats from being mutilated for human convenience with an antiquated and medically unnecessary surgical procedure, but also to protect their owners from being financially victimized by unethical professionals who prey on their ignorance to make a quick profit. I hope HB 5508 becomes a law!
Thank you for your support to ban declawing. I will be watching the progress of this closely!