Rep. Kahle talks about House passage Wednesday of a supplemental bill budget allocating an additional $175 million in 2018 road funding from lapsed money from the last budget cycle.
Rep. Canfield talks about House passage Tuesday of his House Resolution 250, which establishes February 18-24, 2018, as Family Medicine Week in the state of Michigan. Dr. Canfield, a family physician for some 30 years himself, says it is becoming increasingly difficult to attract individuals to practice in smaller communities like his home of Sebewaing….
Talking with reporters on the House floor this week, House Speaker Tom Leonard says a priority in the days ahead is a possible supplemental appropriation of $175 million for road and bridge work in 2018. The Governor has proposed spending that amount of money, from lapsed state funds, in 2019, and Speaker Leonard says he…
Rep. Hoitenga talks about House passage Thursday of her HB 5220, which raises the maximum allowable concentration of oleoresin capsicum, the active ingredient in pepper spray, from 10 to 18 percent. This increases the effectiveness of the solution and brings Michigan in line with the current federal limit, which the majority of other states have…
Rep. Cole talks about Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend, set for this Saturday and Sunday, reminding people that fishing is a good family activity and encouraging safety on the ice.
Rep. Canfield talks about Wednesday’s final House passage of legislation that will end Michigan’s fifteen-year old driver responsibility fees, saying the fees are too punitive and are an obstacle to employment for many Michigan residents.
Speaker Leonard talks about House passage Wednesday of a package of legislation that eliminates the state’s driver responsibility fees this fall while increasing the state’s personal income tax exemption to $4900 by 2021. Speaker Leonard argues the fees have long been an obstacle to employment for the 300,000 Michigan residents they impact.
Rep. Griffin talks about Saturday’s Winter Activity Day at the Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery in Mattawan, including hatchery tours, snow shoe rentals and a scavenger hunt between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
House Energy Policy Committee Chair Gary Glenn talks about Tuesday’s committee meeting that heard about hundreds of complaints regarding spiking utility bills across Michigan in recent months, including reports that some bills have doubled or tripled.
Rep. Hughes talks about passage Tuesday by the House Law and Justice Committee of her HB 5407, which requires convicted offenders to hear impact statements from victims or their family during a sentencing hearing.
Rep. VanderWall, the Vice Chair of the House Committee on Tourism and Outdoor Recreation, talks about his northern Michigan snowmobile tour last weekend and the importance of winter tourism and outdoor recreation in Michigan’s economy.
House Natural Resources Committee Chair Rep. Gary Howell looks ahead to Free Fishing Weekend in Michigan this coming weekend, and says more young people need to get involved in outdoor activities.
Rep. Griffin talks about legislation she is co-sponsoring, House Bill 5536, which would provide additional state grant dollars to provide more effective veteran services at the county level.
Rep. Hoitenga talks about legislation she cosponsored, House Bill 5536, which would encourage Michigan counties to establish and maintain veteran service offices through a new grant program.
Rep. VanderWall talks about new House legislation that will provide additional state grant money for county-based veterans services across Michigan, a move the Representative says would be a significant step for counties in his legislative district.
House Appropriations Committee Chair Laura Cox talks about the introduction of the state’s 2019 budget by Governor Snyder Wednesday, saying she will be focused on controlling state spending and reporting a budget well ahead of the start of the 2019 Fiscal Year on October 1.