Rep. Matt Hall, R-Marshall Twp.; audio on Oversight Committee meeting on vaping ban

House Oversight Committee Chair Rep. Matt Hall talks about the meeting the committee will hold Thursday to discuss Gov. Whitmer’s recent emergency declaration to ban the sale of flavored nicotine products for people of all ages in Michigan.  Rep Hall says no one supports teen age vaping, but says more public input is needed on…

Rep. Pauline Wendzel, R-Berrien County; audio on introduction of expungement legislation

Rep. Wendzel talks about the introduction this week of bipartisan criminal justice reform legislation to streamline the expungement process for misdemeanors and low-level felonies.  Rep. Wendzel says the plan will help people who have been out of the system for a while rebuild their lives while providing more hiring options for local businesses.    …

Rep. Greg Markkanen, R-Houghton; audio on 2020 school funding

Rep. Markkanen says that, contrary to statements made by the Governor, the Michigan House has approved a 2020 public education budget that increases funding for every student in the state, adding he is troubled the administration would leverage school kids to push a for 45-cent-a-gallon gas tax increase.  

Rep. Jack O’Malley, R-Lake Ann; audio on House passage of cherry resolution

Rep. O’Malley speaks on the House floor Wednesday afternoon in favor of his House Resolution 143, which supports the U.S. cherry industry’s petition before the U.S. International Trade Commission stating unfair trade practices against Turkey.  Rep. O’Malley argues quick action is needed to protect Michigan’s cherry industry.      

Rep. Hank Vaupel, R-Fowlerville; audio on state response to teen vaping

House Health Policy Committee Chair Rep. Hank Vaupel says the state response to teen vaping, including a new law barring the sale of e-cigarettes to individuals under 21 and the ban announced Wednesday on the sale of flavored vape products, reflects the gravity of what is becoming a serious, statewide health problem.  

Rep. Matt Hall, R-Marshall; audio on emotional support animal legislation

Rep. Hall talks about his new legislation that establishes a legal framework to protect both property owners and individuals with emotional support animals in rental situations.  Rep. Hall says  current law is vague and that his plan will provide more guidance for all parties in a scenarios where a lease is involved.