Rep. LaFave talks about his new legislation that he says would limit the ability of Department of Natural Resources officers to search on private property to those rules governing other law enforcement officers, like state troopers and sheriff’s deputies.
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. 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. Griffin talks about House passage of her House Resolution Wednesday declaring February 19 as Go Red for Women Day in Michigan. Rep. Griffin says she hopes the day creates greater awareness of the warning signs of strokes or heart attacks for women.
Rep. Mueller talks about his new legislation, HB 5489, that would increase funding for county and city road commissions and decrease funding for the state’s highway fund without increasing taxes or state debt.
Rep. LaFave talks about House passage Tuesday of his legislation that allows a 100-percent disabled military veteran to utilize a license plate other than the Disabled Veteran plate, while keeping the same benefits, like entry into state parks.
Rep. Kahle says she is pleased to hear the Governor has proposed restoring partial funding to the Pure Michigan program, saying it benefits local and family businesses throughout Michigan.
Rep. Green, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, says he expects to go through state spending line-by-line as he works on the state’s 2021 budget.
Rep. Glenn, who chairs the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military and Veterans Affairs and State Police, says she goes into the 2021 budget cycle with the dual goals of supporting the Michigan State Police and being respectful of taxpayer dollars.
House Appropriations Committee Chair Shane Hernandez says as work begins on the state’s budget for the 2021 Fiscal Year, he’ll be focused on determining what parts of state government are working. The budget was unveiled by the administration at the Capitol on Thursday.
Rep. Bellino talks about House passage Thursday of his HB 5160, which would prohibit the sale of vapor products or alternative nicotine products that contain vitamin E acetate. The Representative says the ban brings a new level of prevention to a growing Michigan health problem.
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. 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. Howell talks about House passage Tuesday of his House Concurrent Resolution 12, to oppose Canada’s consideration of placing a permanent high-level radioactive waste storage site on the shores of Lake Huron. Rep. Howell says while a low-level site has been removed from consideration, the high-level site remains a cause of significant concern.
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. 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.