Rep. Thomas Albert, R-Lowell; audio on House passage of anti-vaping legislation

Rep. Albert talks about House passage Wednesday of Senate legislation that would ban the sale of vaping paraphernalia to individuals under the age of 18, while also making possession by minors illegal.    Representative Albert, who has sponsored similar House legislation, says vaping has become a serious health issue for Michigan’s young people.  

Rep. Mark Huizenga, R-Walker; audio on 2020 General Government budget

Rep. Huizenga, who chairs the General Government budget subcommittee that provides the funding for most state departments and the Legislature, talks about progress on the 2020 spending plan and how he expects the measure to advance to the House Appropriations Committee next week.  

Rep. Mary Whiteford, R-Casco Twp.; audio on DHHS budget

Rep. Whiteford, who chairs the budget subcommittee that oversees the budget for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, talks about how the department’s $26 billion spending plan for Fiscal Year 2020 was approved by the House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday and sent to the full House.  

Rep. Steven Johnson, R-Wayland; audio on veto of dollars for exoneree fund

Rep. Johnson, the sponsor of HB 4286, talks about Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s veto of funding in his legislation that would ensure those who have been exonerated of a crime would receive the compensation due to them from the state of Michigan.  Rep. Johnson says the veto is even more puzzling as the plan sailed through…