Rep. Rendon talks about House passage Tuesday of a bipartisan package of bills that opens up the Michigan Legislature and the executive office of the Governor to public scrutiny through the expansion of the Freedom of Information Act and the creation of a new Legislative Open Records Act.
Rep. Berman talks about House passage Tuesday of a bipartisan package of bills that opens up the Michigan Legislature and the executive office of the Governor to public scrutiny through the expansion of the Freedom of Information Act and the creation of a new Legislative Open Records Act.
Rep. Allor talks about House passage Tuesday of her legislation and the full package of bi-partisan bills designed to open the records of the Michigan Legislature and the executive office of the Governor to public scrutiny.
Rep. Hernandez, the Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, talks about Governor Whitmer’s budget proposal that would once again fund higher education and community colleges with General Fund dollars instead of revenue from the School Aid Fund, saying a gradual move back to the General Fund might be more practical than making the switch in…
House Transportation Committee Chair Jack O’Malley talks about on-going efforts to improve Michigan roads, saying alternative plans are in the works and noting that the 2019 construction season will get started shortly.
Rep. Hall talks about passage by the House Energy Committee Wednesday of his HR 41, which calls for Michigan to oppose the so-called Green New Deal, which Rep. Hall argues is a multi-trillion dollar job killer.
Rep. Green says he is disgusted and devastated at the news that Governor Whitmer is pausing the development of the news state psychiatric center in Caro, saying the move will idle hundreds of residents of his district in the Thumb.
Rep. Mueller talks about his new legislation that would boost the penalties for disarming a police officer. House Bills 4315-16 would increase the maximum sentence for attempting to disarm a police officer from a five-year felony to a 10-year felony and up the penalty for disarming a police officer from a 10-year felony to a…
Rep. Johnson talks about House passage Tuesday of his HB 4286, which ensures people who have been exonerated of a crime will receive the compensation due to them from the state. The compensation fund currently has just a few hundred thousand dollars; the Johnson measure will add $10 million for the balance of the 2019…
Rep. Rendon talks about the Government Operations Committee Tuesday reporting bi-partisan legislation that would open up the Michigan Legislature and the Office of the Governor to open records laws. Rep. Rendon notes that Michigan is currently one of two states where exemptions still exist, and says it is appropriate that the bills move during Sunshine…
Rep. Meerman talks about House passage this week of his HB 4119, which makes a small fix in a 2006 law to allow several local libraries in Michigan, including ones in Allendale and Georgetown, to remain eligible for state aid and revenue from fees so they can continue offering the same services.
Rep. LaFave talks about legislation he introduced this week that would allow individuals to transport firearms on four-wheelers on their own property and a second bill that would permit Michigan hunters to utilize air bows.
Rep. Beau LaFave, R-Iron Mountain; audio on House passage of U.P. district court judgeship legislation
Rep. LaFave talks about the Michigan House unanimously approving a plan to save the 95-A District Court judgeship in Menominee County from elimination Thursday.
Rep. Green talks about House passage Thursday of his legislation that will distribute the royalties from the mineral rights on state land to a variety of projects across the state, including Harbor Beach. The Michigan Constitution dedicates Natural Resources Trust Fund dollars to public recreation projects.
Talking with the Capitol press on the House floor after Thursday’s session, Speaker Chatfield said the Governor’s proposed 45-cent-a-gallon gas tax increase is too high a burden on Michigan families and says the House will work on its own proposal.
House Health Policy Committee Chair Hank Vaupel talks about legislation he has authored that would allow state behavioral health workers who retired before 2015 to come back to work without losing their pensions. Rep. Vaupel says that the state is seeing a significant shortage of behavioral health workers, and that the plan is part of…