Rep. Holly Hughes, R-Montague; audio on victim impact statement legislation

Rep. Hughes talks about her testimony Tuesday in the House Law and Justice Committee with the mother and sister of murder victim Rebekah Bletsch’s on her 5407 requiring anyone convicted of a crime to hear the impact statements of their victims or victim’s families.  Bletsch’s convicted murderer, Jeffrey Willis, requested to leave his Dec. 18,…

Rep. Mary Whiteford, R-Casco Twp.; audio on PFAs Resolution in Michigan House

Rep. Whiteford talks about House passage Tuesday of her HCR 18, which calls for a scientific focus on contamination related to perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in Michigan. The Resolution encourages the state’s PFAS Action Response Team to Create a scientific advisory committee made up of scientific experts with various background and to evaluate the…

Rep. Jim Lower, R-Cedar Lake; audio on university board appointment plan

Rep. Lower talks about his HJR DD, which would put before Michigan voters in November a plan that would make the Michigan Board of Education, as well as the boards of the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Wayne State University positions appointed by the Governor as opposed to being elected in a statewide…

Rep. Hank Vaupel, R-Fowlerville; audio on For Your Sweetheart Day

House Health Policy committee Chair Hank Vaupel talks about Tuesday, February 6, as For Your Sweetheart Day, a day that encourages family members of individuals with Type II diabetes to talk to their loved ones about the link between diabetes and heart disease.      

Rep. Kim LaSata, R-Bainbridge Twp.; audio on MSU inquiry

House Appropriations Committee on Higher Education Chair Kim LaSata comments on sending a letter to Michigan State University Thursday seeking information related to the school’s inquiries into sexual assault allegations against former MSU physician Larry Nassar.