Rep. Jack O’Malley, R-Lake Ann; audio on Youth in Government visitor.

Rep. O’Malley talks about his breakfast guest Thursday, Ryan Biller of Manistee High School. Ryan Biller will be at the Capitol during the weekend for the annual Youth in Government program, which provides Michigan high school students with the opportunity to learn about representative democracy.

Rep. Thomas Albert, R-Lowell; audio on signing of marijuana labeling legislation

Rep. Albert talks about the signing into law by the Lieutenant Governor Wednesday of his legislation, HBs 4126 and 4127, which require warning labels to be placed on recreational and medical marijuana products sold in Michigan. The labels will read: “Warning: Use by pregnant or breastfeeding women, or by women planning to become pregnant, may…

Rep. Beau LaFave, R-Iron Mountain; audio on commercial fishing legislation

Rep. LaFave talks about his reservations on a three-bill package that could be debated in the House Thursday that would update Michigan’s 49-year old laws governing commercial fishing in Michigan.  Rep. LaFave says he’s concerned that some of the limits and fees in the proposed legislation will harm the remaining commercial fishing operations in the…

Rep. Greg Markkanen, R-Hancock; audio on truck mechanic legislation

Rep. Markkanen talks about his HB 5194, which updates the definition of a heavy-duty truck to include any vehicle with a weight rating of more than 14,000 pounds, as compared to the current limit of 10,000 pounds.  Rep. Markkanen says the current, outdated limit is problematic for local truck repair shops in his district because…

Rep. Jack O’Malley, R-Lake Ann; audio on House Transportation oversight

House Transportation Committee Chair Rep. Jack O’Malley speaks at the start of Tuesday’s Committee hearing that took testimony on the Governor’s $3.5 billion road bonding plan and reiterates his concern that the proposal does not help the local roads most people drive on every day.  

Rep. Mark Huizenga, R-Walker; audio on bonding for road repairs

Rep. Huizenga talks about the Governor’s plans to bond for $3.5 billion for repairs to state trunk lines, saying that bonding isn’t a long-term funding source and adding he hopes the Governor will be willing to meet to find common ground on the issue.