Rep. Rob VerHeulen, R-Walker; audio on House passage of food tax prohibition

Rep. VerHeulen talks about House passage Thursday of his HB 4999, which prohibits local governments from imposing taxes on the manufacture, distribution and sales of food and beverages.    Rep. VerHeulen says local food and drink taxes in other parts of the United States have had a negative impact on jobs.  

Rep. Shane Hernandez, R-Port Huron; audio on Medal of Honor Resolution

Rep. Hernandez talks about House passage Tuesday of his HCR 14, which calls on Congress to award the Medal of Honor to Marlette-area Civil War soldier Thomas Henry Sheppard.  Sheppard, a Union flag bearer, was wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg, captured by the Confederates and held prisoner for a year and a half, hiding…

Rep. Dr. Ned Canfield, D.O., R-Sebewaing; audio on rural and underserved medical care

Rep. Canfield, the Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, says as the new fiscal year begins, the Early Primary Care Program, a program designed to get more physicians into both rural and urban underserved areas in Michigan, is part of the state spending plan.  Rep. Canfield says the Early Primary…

Rep. Beth Griffin, R-Mattawan; audio on October community round tables

Rep. Griffin talks about the veterans round table she’ll host Monday, October 2 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at the American Legion in Paw Paw with special guest James Redford, the Director of the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency.  Rep. Griffin also announces the small business round table she will host on October 23 from…

Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland; audio on Palisades power plant announcement

Rep. Glenn, the Chairman of the House Energy Policy Committee, talks about Thursday’s announcement that the Palisades power plant in southwest Michigan will remain open until 2022, and the role VanBuren County Representative Beth Griffin played in efforts to keep the facility open four additional years.  

Rep. Gary Howell, R-North Branch; audio on House passage of local firearms legislation

Rep. Howell talks about House passage Wednesday of his HB 4616, which works to enforce a bi-partisan state firearms preemption law that has been on the books since 1990.  The Howell legislation would allow aggrieved citizens to file suit against municipalities and give courts the authority to overturn local ordinances not in compliance with the…