Rep. Glenn talks about his HB 4192, which would terminate the implementation of Common Core in Michigan. The legislation was up for discussion Wednesday in the House Committee on Michigan Competitiveness, with Rep. Glenn telling committee members a key to the plan is more local control.
House Tax Policy Committee Chairman Jim Tedder talks about Wednesday’s committee passage of HB 4001. The plan would lower the state’s personal income tax rate from the current 4.25 percent to 3.9 percent in 2018, resulting in a savings of almost $1 billion a year by 2019. The tax rate would continue to drop 0.1…
Representatives talks about helping Michigan families by keeping a broken promise to lower the income tax rate, health care and giving families as assist with school activity fees.
Rep. Lucido talks about his HB 4014, which would give Michigan families a state tax credit equal to the amount they pay in school activity fees for sports, band or other extra-curricular programs.
House Tax Policy Committee Chair Jim Tedder says his committee looks forward to having what he calls a robust discussion on tax issues in the months ahead, arguing that Michigan families were promised an income tax reduction and that it’s time for the state to deliver.
Rep. Kelly, the Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on K-12 Education, says he’s pleased with proposals for additional at-risk education funding and more dollars for high school classrooms in the state’s 2018 budget.
Rep. Miller, who chairs the budget subcommittee on the Michigan State Police, says the 2018 spending plan proposed by the Governor on Wednesday will put an additional 100 troopers in the field, but adds he would like to see more funding for K-12 education and promises a thorough review of budget priorities.
Rep. Canfield, the Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, talks about the introduction of the state’s 2018 budget Wednesday. Rep. Canfield says changes in the Affordable Care Act at the federal level will have a significant impact on his subcommittee in the next two years, and says while he applauds…
House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Laura Cox says she comes out of the presentation of the state’s 2018 budget Wednesday with a continued commitment to reducing the state’s income tax, while applauding the Governor’s proposals for career technical education and at-risk students.
Rep. LaSata, the Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education, says she is moving into the 2018 budget process with a focus on making higher ed more affordable, ensuring community college credits transfer to four-year universities and directing additional dollars to public school classrooms.
Rep. Bizon, a physician and the Chair of the subcommittee overseeing the state’s $20 billion Medicaid program, says Representatives need to move forward discussing state’s 2018 Fiscal Year budget with an eye toward making Michigan healthier.
Rep. Mary Whiteford, the Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department of Environmental Quality, says she looks forward to the presentation of the state’s 2018 Fiscal Year budget Wednesday, adding she’s focused on an effective DEQ spending plan both for the state and her own Allegan County.
House Republicans talk about bipartisan efforts to make state government more accountable and protecting privacy rights and due process amidst technological change.
Rep. Glenn talks about his planned visit Monday to the Mid-Michigan Medical Center with Isabella/Midland County Rep. Roger Hauck as part of a medical student for a day program. Rep. Glenn says the visit will help him see medical care issues from the perspective of a caregiver, as compared to a year ago, when he…
Rep. Leutheuser talks about the visit to the Capitol Thursday of the two-time state champion Bronson volleyball team.
Rep. Iden talks about the introduction Wednesday of legislation that creates the Legislative Open Records Act and subjects the office of the Governor to the Freedom of Information Act.