Rep. Curt VanderWall, R-Ludington; audio on new ice shanty regulations

As Michigan lakes freeze up, Rep. VanderWall is reminding Michigan anglers of changes to state regulations involving ice shanties made by his PA 25 of 2018.  The new law allows Michigan anglers to post his or her driver license or sport card number on a shanty instead of their name and address.      …

Rep. Jim Lilly, R-Park Twp.; audio on House passage of fireworks law changes

Rep. Lilly speaks with reporters on the House floor Thursday evening about passage of his HBs 5939 and 5941, which enhance the abilities of local municipalities to determine the times consumer fireworks may be fired off within their city limits and provide the executive branch with the authority to prohibit the use of consumer fireworks in…

Rep. Hank Vaupel, R-Fowlerville; audio on House passage of fetal alcohol legislation

Rep. Vaupel talks about Wednesday’s House passage of HB 6086, which requires, bars, restaurants and liquor stores to add the following language to signage already mandated by law: “Pregnancy and alcohol do not mix. Drinking alcoholic beverages of any type during pregnancy can cause birth defects”.  Rep. Vaupel, the Chair of the House Health Policy…

Rep. Laura Cox, R-Livonia; audio on alterations to minimum wage law

House Appropriations Committee Chair Laura Cox speaks on the House floor Tuesday evening on SB1171, which reforms minimum wage legislation approved earlier in 2018, saying changes need to be made to help both small Michigan businesses and working Michiganders alike.  

Rep. Jason Wentworth, R-Clare; audio on medical careers for veterans

House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee Chair Rep. Jason Wentworth talks about House passage Tuesday of HB 6056, which creates a pilot program allowing military medical personnel to practice under the supervision of licensed physicians while they work to obtain their medical credentials.  Rep. Wentworth says  Michigan is facing a medical staff shortage as well,…

Rep. Jim Lilly, R-Park Twp.; audio on legislation altering state fireworks laws

Rep Lilly talks about his two-bill package that enhances the abilities of local municipalities to determine the times consumer fireworks may be fired off within their city limits and provides the Governor with new authority to prohibit the use of fireworks based on weather conditions.  The measures have passed out of the House Regulatory Reform…