Rep. Frederick is joined by Sen. Tom Barrett and a panel of experts on a tele town hall meeting on COVID-19 and the local and state response.
Rep. O’Malley talks about Monday’s shelter-in-place order by the Governor.
House Tax Policy Committee Chair Rep. Lynn Afendoulis talks about her new legislation that would create a ‘sales tax holiday’ in the state – waiving Michigan’s 6 percent sales tax on a variety of purchases made at physical locations. Dates and other specifics for the sales tax holiday would be determined at a later time.
Rep. Glenn talks about the confirmed case of COVID-19 in Midland County and says officials at the county and state levels, along with local families and businesses, will respond effectively.
Rep. Annette Glenn, R-Midland; audio on House passage of additional $125 million for COVID-19 response
Rep. Glenn talks about House passage Tuesday night of an additional $125 million for coronavirus response. This brings the total state allocation to $150 million approved within the past week.
Rep. Bollin talks about mitigating the impact of COVID-19
Rep. Hall talks about House passage Tuesday of his HB 4910, which cracks down on people who falsify the need for an emotional support animal with stricter penalties, while also protecting those who have a legitimate need for their animal companions.
Rep. Glenn says her office continues to function, adding she and her staff are standing by to answer questions and help solve problems.
Rep. LaFave talks about being at the state Capitol Tuesday for House session, saying he’s working on a state response to COVID-19 and that his office continues to function and assist constituents.
Speaker Chatfield addresses the Michigan House prior to Tuesday’s session, saying the chamber will work deliberatively and collaboratively.
Rep. Frederick speaks on the House floor about Michigan Reconnect, a bipartisan plan approved by the House this week to establish a new grant program aimed at helping people age 25 and older learn the skills they need to land well-paying, in-demand jobs with growing Michigan businesses.
Rep. LaFave talks about House passage Thursday of his HB 4332, which would allow the use of air bows in some hunting situations, which he says will greatly benefit Michigan residents living with a disability.
Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield, R-Levering; audio on House vote on Medicaid work requirement Resolution
Speaker Chatfield speaks on the House floor Thursday in support of House concurrent Resolution 17, which urges the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services to appeal the federal court ruling invalidating the waiver for Michigan’s Medicaid work requirements, defend the waiver, and uphold its intended purpose of encouraging self-sufficiency.
House Health Policy Committee Chair Hank Vaupel talks about the Committee’s meeting this morning and the update it heard from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Chief Medical Executive Joneigh Khaldun on COVID-19. Rep. Vaupel says he was interested to hear about mitigation.
Rep. Mueller, a retired sheriff’s deputy, talks about the introduction of a bi-partisan, 24-bill package Thursday that he says moves toward treating victims of human trafficking as survivors. Rep. Mueller’s legislation gives judges more latitude in sentencing and treatment options.
Rep. Mary Whiteford, R-Casco Twp.; audio on introduction of plan to help victims of human trafficking
Rep. Whiteford speaks at the state Capitol Thursday as she announces the introduction of a bi-partisan, 24-bill package of legislation geared toward helping survivors of human trafficking.