Speaker Leonard talks to reporters on the House floor early Thursday after the House failed to approve HB 4001, legislation he says would keep the legislative promise to roll the state income tax rate back to 3.9%.
Rep. Chatfield talks about revisions in his HB 4001, which is now slated to roll back the state’s income tax rate to 3.9% over the next four years. The measure is set for final passage in the House.
Rep. Canfield, a family physician in Michigan’s Thumb, speaks on the House floor Tuesday prior to passage of his HR 25, which designates February 19-25 as Family Medicine Week in Michigan.
Rep. Miller, who chairs the budget panel for the Michigan State Police, says he’s reviewing a spending plan that would provide for 100 new state troopers and allow for the hiring of 14 new positions, or full-time equivalents, in the MSP Forensic and Firearms labs.
Rep. Griffin talks about the rollout Thursday of the Republican Action Plan for the Michigan House for 2017-2018, saying she likes the emphasis on providing rural broadband and a renewed focus on career technical education.
Rep. LaFave talks about the roll-out of the Republican agenda for the 2017-2018 session of the Michigan House Thursday, saying he’s especially pleased to see a focus on lowering auto insurance rates and a renewed focus on career technical education.
Rep. Kahle says the agenda for 2017-2018 House session announced by House Republicans Thursday focuses on an issue she hears about a lot: career training. Rep. Kahle adds she’s pleased there will also be a focus on providing better services for seniors.
Rep. VanderWall says he is pleased that the legislative agenda for 2017-2018 unveiled at the Capitol on Thursday has a strong emphasis on skilled trades training, saying employers in his district have jobs they need to fill.
Rep. Glenn talks about his HB 4192, which would terminate the implementation of Common Core in Michigan. The legislation was up for discussion Wednesday in the House Committee on Michigan Competitiveness, with Rep. Glenn telling committee members a key to the plan is more local control.
House Tax Policy Committee Chairman Jim Tedder talks about Wednesday’s committee passage of HB 4001. The plan would lower the state’s personal income tax rate from the current 4.25 percent to 3.9 percent in 2018, resulting in a savings of almost $1 billion a year by 2019. The tax rate would continue to drop 0.1…
Representatives talks about helping Michigan families by keeping a broken promise to lower the income tax rate, health care and giving families as assist with school activity fees.
Rep. Lucido talks about his HB 4014, which would give Michigan families a state tax credit equal to the amount they pay in school activity fees for sports, band or other extra-curricular programs.
House Tax Policy Committee Chair Jim Tedder says his committee looks forward to having what he calls a robust discussion on tax issues in the months ahead, arguing that Michigan families were promised an income tax reduction and that it’s time for the state to deliver.
Rep. Kelly, the Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on K-12 Education, says he’s pleased with proposals for additional at-risk education funding and more dollars for high school classrooms in the state’s 2018 budget.
Rep. Miller, who chairs the budget subcommittee on the Michigan State Police, says the 2018 spending plan proposed by the Governor on Wednesday will put an additional 100 troopers in the field, but adds he would like to see more funding for K-12 education and promises a thorough review of budget priorities.
Rep. Canfield, the Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, talks about the introduction of the state’s 2018 budget Wednesday. Rep. Canfield says changes in the Affordable Care Act at the federal level will have a significant impact on his subcommittee in the next two years, and says while he applauds…