Rep. VanderWall talks about why he voted for legislation that bans the ability of local governments in Michigan to levy food taxes, saying the measure keeps government out of family decisions of what to consume.
Rep. Griffin talks about Thursday’s House passage of the Michigan Food Access and Affordability Act, which extends the existing state constitutional ban of a tax on the sale and manufacture of food and beverages to city governments.
Rep. VerHeulen talks about House passage Thursday of his HB 4999, which prohibits local governments from imposing taxes on the manufacture, distribution and sales of food and beverages. Rep. VerHeulen says local food and drink taxes in other parts of the United States have had a negative impact on jobs.
House Appropriations Committee Laura Cox talks about Committee approval Wednesday of a $4.3 million plan to create a sexual assault evidence kit tracking system in Michigan, saying the measure will protect victims and ensure that scenarios of thousands of kits being left on a shelf untested will never happen again.
Rep. Iden talks about how the House Appropriations Committee Wednesday approved $700,000 in funding for a program to combat and study opioid abuse in Kalamazoo County.
Rep. Hernandez talks about House passage Tuesday of his HCR 14, which calls on Congress to award the Medal of Honor to Marlette-area Civil War soldier Thomas Henry Sheppard. Sheppard, a Union flag bearer, was wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg, captured by the Confederates and held prisoner for a year and a half, hiding…
Rep. Canfield, the Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, says as the new fiscal year begins, the Early Primary Care Program, a program designed to get more physicians into both rural and urban underserved areas in Michigan, is part of the state spending plan. Rep. Canfield says the Early Primary…
Rep. Bellino talks about Tuesday’s meeting of the House Insurance Committee on no-fault reform legislation, saying in his border county Michigan’s significantly high insurance premiums amount to a tax on local residents.
Rep. Theis, the Chair of the House Insurance Committee and the sponsor of HB 5013 to reform the state’s no-fault insurance system, testifies before the Committee Tuesday morning on her legislation, at the start of a day of testimony on the plan.
Rep. Griffin talks about the veterans round table she’ll host Monday, October 2 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at the American Legion in Paw Paw with special guest James Redford, the Director of the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency. Rep. Griffin also announces the small business round table she will host on October 23 from…
Speaker Leonard talks to reporters on the House floor Thursday about the introduction in the Michigan House of a package of bills that will speed up the end date of driver responsibility fees in Michigan from 2019 to 2018 and completely forgive the fines owed by more than 300,000 Michigan drivers.
Rep. Glenn, the Chairman of the House Energy Policy Committee, talks about Thursday’s announcement that the Palisades power plant in southwest Michigan will remain open until 2022, and the role VanBuren County Representative Beth Griffin played in efforts to keep the facility open four additional years.
Rep. Griffin talks about Thursday’s announcement that the Palisades power plant will remain open through 2022.
Rep. Howell talks about House passage Wednesday of his HB 4616, which works to enforce a bi-partisan state firearms preemption law that has been on the books since 1990. The Howell legislation would allow aggrieved citizens to file suit against municipalities and give courts the authority to overturn local ordinances not in compliance with the…
Rep. Glenn says he thinks the auto insurance reform legislation unveiled at the Capitol this week has good prospects because of rate rollbacks and better options for motorists.
Rep. Whiteford talks about bi-partisan auto insurance reform legislation unveiled in the House this week, and says the message she’s hearing from her constituents is that the current no-fault system is becoming unsustainable.