Rep. Iden talks about discussion in the House Regulatory Affairs Committee Tuesday on a three-bill package that would allow for sports betting and online gaming in Michigan. A Michigan entity that holds a casino license from the gaming control board would be able to apply for a Sports Betting License. Rep. Iden says the plan…
Rep. Albert talks about House passage Tuesday of his HB 4126, which would place warning labels aimed at expectant and breastfeeding mothers in Michigan on recreational and medical marijuana products. The plan now advances to the Michigan Senate.
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. Leutheuser talks about a new, bi-partisan package of legislation that smooths the way toward expunging the misdemeanor and low-felony records of Michigan residents who have been out of the court system for years, saying expungement opens up a new world of job and career opportunities.
House Judiciary Committee Chair Graham Filler talks about the introduction this week of bi-partisan legislation designed to improve Michigan’s economy, strengthen communities and broaden the state’s pool of skilled labor by making common-sense criminal justice reforms streamlining the expungement process for misdemeanors and low-level felonies.
Rep. Meerman talks about his legislation in the new, bi-partisan expungement reform package being introduced this week, saying his measure brings needed common-sense to expunging misdemeanor marijuana possession charges.
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. Hank Vaupel, R-Fowlerville; audio on suicide commission legislation in House Health Policy Committee
House Health Policy Committee Chairman Rep. Hank Vaupel talks about SB 228, which establishes a 27-member state Suicide Prevention Commission. Rep. Vaupel says a spike in the rate of suicides is a significant Michigan health concern that spans demographics. The bill was reported out of Health Policy this past week and has now moved to…
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. LaFave says he thinks the Governor’s directive ending the sale of flavored vaping products in Michigan ignores laws now in place and harms the state’s small businesses.
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.
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. 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.
Rep. Green talks about his House Resolution 146, introduced Tuesday, that declares September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in Michigan. Joining Rep. Green on the House floor Tuesday were Josh and Jeb Dunham of Caro, who lost a child to cancer.
House Transportation Committee Chair Rep. Jack O’Malley talks about the numerous town hall meetings on road reforms he has held across Michigan the last few months, saying the events generated good conversation and a better understanding of a complex issue.
As the school year begins, House Education committee Vice Chair Brad Paquette, himself an educator, says supporting and retaining teachers are his priorities.