Rep. Green talks about the potential placement of a Canadian nuclear waste depository right across Lake Huron from Michigan’s Thumb, and says he is building a coalition with other area state lawmakers to make sure the concerns he hears from his neighbors are heard across the border.
Rep. O’Malley talks about the report last week of the Michigan Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration, saying it points the way toward helping sheriffs and jails in rural counties, like the area he represents, by offering common sense alternatives while still focusing on public safety.
Rep. Glenn talks about her appointment as the new Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military and Veterans Affairs and State Police. In her new role, Rep. Glenn will lead work on the 2021 budgets for the Michigan State Police and the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and she says she is…
Rep. Glenn talks about her testimony in the House Families, Children and Seniors Committee this week on her HB 5153, which adds the phrase “threatened harm” to the definition of “neglect” in the Child Abuse and Neglect Act. Rep. Glenn says adding the language will give courts better tools in child abuse cases. The measure…
House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Matt Hall talks about passage Thursday of a bipartisan package of bills that requires Children’s Protective Services to gather information on the safety of all children in a home where suspected child abuse or neglect has occurred within 24 hours. The legislation flowed out of a 2018 state audit of…
Rep. Jack O’Malley, R-Lake Ann; audio on International Trade Commission reversal on cherries imported from Turkey
Rep. O’Malley talks about the decision this week by the International Trade Commission not to implement preliminary tariffs placed on imports of dried tart cherries from Turkey. The Representative says the continuation of the practice of allowing subsidized Turkish cherries into the United States will have a significant, detrimental impact on cherry growers in his…
House Appropriations Committee Chair Rep. Shane Hernandez talks about a committee hearing Wednesday to review how the state responded and communicated with local governments and legislators related to Electro-Plating Services in Madison Heights and ownership-related properties in Sanilac County and Detroit. Rep. Hernandez says the meeting demonstrates the need for better communication and collaboration when…
Rep. Wakeman talks about his new legislation that would roll back the state’s income tax rate to 3.9%, the tax rate prior to a “temporary” increase enacted in 2007. Rep Wakeman says the failure to roll back the rate is an unkept promise.
Rep. Hoitenga talks about House passage Tuesday of her House Bill 4020, would allow anyone 18 years or older to use and possess a stun gun in Michigan.
Rep. Graham Filler, R-DeWitt; audio on Michigan Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration report
House Judiciary Committee Chair Rep. Graham Filler talks about the recommendations of the Michigan Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration released at the Capitol Tuesday, saying the report points the way toward fairness and will help law enforcement while being smart on crime.
Rep. Whiteford talks about final House passage Tuesday of her HB 4051, which establishes a permanent, statewide mental health hotline to connect people in need with important support services.
Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield, R-Levering; audio on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration Task Force report
Speaker Chatfield discusses the report of the Michigan Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration at the Capitol on Tuesday and calls for the state to be smart on crime.
Rep. O’Malley talks about a meeting he had over the weekend with northern Michigan childcare providers, saying affordable childcare is intertwined with employment opportunities for parents and families.
Rep. Green talks about the legislative update he will hold this coming Monday evening at the Bad Axe library from 6:30 to 7:30. Rep. Green says he’ll have information on auto insurance reform, roads, the Caro Center and water levels.
Rep. Vaupel, the Chair of the House Health Policy Committee, talks about Thursday’s joint committee hearing at the Capitol on the scope of human trafficking in Michigan.
Rep. Green talks about testimony he heard Thursday as a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department of Health and Human Services on the scope of human trafficking in Michigan, saying the issue has a statewide impact and involves some of Michigan’s most vulnerable populations.