Senator Patrick Colbeck
 
 
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Senator Patrick Colbeck

 

Senate District 7 Legislative Update

Canton Township, Livonia city, Northville city, Northville Township, Plymouth city, Plymouth Township, and Wayne city.

 
 
 
 
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Dear Friends,

Welcome to my first edition of the 7th District E-Newsletter for the new 98th Legislative session. I am honored to represent you and look forward to working with you towards a better future for Michigan!

This e-newsletter serves to keep you updated on what is happening in Lansing and in the District as well as my work to represent you as your state senator. I hope that you will find this e-newsletter helpful, and if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. If you are in Lansing, please feel free to stop by my office at 1020 Farnum Building, or visit me in the District at one of my district office hours.

Patrick Colbeck
State Senator
 
 
 
 

CONSTITUENT CORNER

 

Office Hours

Senator Colbeck meets regularly with constituents in the district on Mondays and Fridays and at his office in Lansing Tuesdays through Thursdays. If you would like to schedule a meeting with the Senator, please contact Penny at (517) 373-5713 or toll-free at (866) 262-7307 to arrange a time that is convenient for you.

Currently Scheduled Office Hours:

Plymouth
Location: Plymouth Library
Address: 223 South Main St., Plymouth, MI
Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Dates:
Monday, April 6, 2015
Monday, June 8, 2015

Livonia
Location: Civic Park Senior Center
Address: 15218 Farmington Road, Livonia MI
Time: 11 a.m.-Noon
Third Friday of every month

Wayne
Location: Wayne Public Library
Address: 3737 South Wayne Road, Wayne, MI
Time: 4:00- 5:00 p.m.
Date: Friday, March 13, 2015

Help filing your Michigan taxes is available 

With tax season underway, it's important to know you're not alone. Filing your taxes can be a complicated process, but the state of Michigan is here to help. Constituents can view a number of tax payer guidelines at  www.michigan.gov/incometax or call a customer service representative at (517)-636-4486. In addition, Individual Income Tax (IIT) filers now have the option of making payments electronically by using the Michigan Department of Treasury's e-Payments system. 

Payments can be made by using direct debit, credit card or debit card. Payment types include:

  • Individual income tax payment (tax due on the MI-1040) 
  • Quarterly estimated income tax payments
  • Individual income tax extension payments

However, it is important to note that the Individual Income Tax e-Payments system should not be used to make payments when the taxpayer has received an assessment or assessment number from Treasury's Office of Collections. In that case the payment needs to be made using the Collections e-Services payment program. 
 
 
 
 

DISTRICT HAPPENINGS

 
Livonia to Host 25th Annual Charity Ball to Benefit Karmanos Cancer Institute and Make-A-Wish

It is extremely rare to come across anyone whose family has not been touched in some way by the horrible disease that we know as Cancer. Mine is no different. That is why I am honored to join Brian Duggan of BMD Charities as a host of the 25th Annual Charity Ball to benefit the Barbara Karmanos Cancer Institute and Make-a-Wish Foundation. Please join us on February 21st at Burton Manor in Livonia!


Join BMD Charities on Saturday, February 21, 2015 as they host the 25th Annual Charity Ball to benefit the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Make-A-Wish of Michigan. This year’s event will be held at Burton Manor in Livonia from 7:30PM until 1:30AM, and will feature a performance by the award-winning band Trilogy, and will include a special guest appearance by Miss Michigan, Haley Williams.

This special night will also feature a buffet, featuring hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, with pizza and dessert served later in the evening. For those who are feeling lucky, bid on items in the silent auction or visit the casino room to enjoy popular games including Black Jack and Texas Hold-em.

For more information, or to register, please visit www.bmdcharities.org or contact Brian Duggan at (734) 776-4663.
 
 
 
 

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

 
Free market healthcare plans that lower costs and improve quality

The path to providing Michigan citizens with access to higher quality, lower cost healthcare has become wider following Governor Rick Snyder's signature into law of SB 1033 (Public Act 522 of 2014) introduced by Senator Colbeck (R-Canton). The new law protects physicians who adopt a Direct Primary Care Service business model from the administrative burden associated with insurance regulations that often interfere with their treatment of patients.

In practice, DPCS enrollees dispense with the insurance card for primary care visits. Enrollees in a DPCS agreement simply provide a monthly fee ranging from $50-$125/month for a transparent list of routine health care services. These healthcare services can include screenings, assessments, diagnoses, or treatments and are often supplemented by medical supplies, prescription drugs and lab work. In order to comply with the Qualified Health Plan requirements of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), enrollees would also need to purchase an insurance plan to cover those services not provided through their DPCS agreement, but the cost of these insurance plans is often available for reduced rates when used in conjunction with a DPCS agreement.
 
 
 
 

OUR DISTRICT

 
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The 7th Senate District


The 7th Senate District includes Canton Township, Livonia city, Northville city, Northville Township, Plymouth city, Plymouth Township, and Wayne city.
 
 
 
 
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Senator Patrick Colbeck

1020 Farnum Bldg. P.O. Box 30036
Lansing, MI 48909-7536

Phone: (517) 373-7350

Email: SenPColbeck@senate.michigan.gov
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Visit my website at: www.SenatorPatrickColbeck.com