Rep. Kahle talks about April as Autism Awareness Month in Michigan and her guests at the Capitol Wednesday, Dave and Melissa Archer, the creators of Jasmynn’s Voice, which provides tablets to individuals and families living with autism.
On Wednesday, when hundreds gathered at the state Capitol to raise awareness of disabilities, Rep. LaFave introduced legislation that would update the symbol on signs designating parking spots for the disabled in Michigan to employ the image of a more dynamic, active individual. The plan would also eliminate the use of the word “handicapped” from…
Rep. Slagh talks about House passage Tuesday of his HB 4118, which restores to local governments the ability to set a 25 mile-per-hour speed limit in residential areas unless otherwise posted. Rep. Slagh says some ambiguity exists regarding residential limits in the speed limit legislation approved in 2016.
House Transportation Committee Chair Jack O’Malley talks about the twice-weekly hearings on road issues he began this last week, and says committee members are getting answers to questions about toll roads and warranties.
House Oversight Committee Chair Matt Hall talks about the amendments to Michigan’s Child Protection Law announced by the Committee Thursday. The amendments were the result of multiple hearings on the Michigan Office of Auditor General’s (OAG) September 2018 Performance Audit of Children’s Protective Services Investigations.
Rep. Wendzel talks about how she is volunteering this weekend to get dunked to support the Alex Mandarino Foundation in Benton Harbor and its fight against pediatric cancer.
Rep. Wendzel talks about House passage this week of HB 4156, which allows certain retired mental health professionals to come back to work with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) without forfeiting their pension benefits, something she says will benefit Berrien county and the rest of Michigan.
Rep. Hall talks about his new HB 4434, which protects Michigan citizens with concealed pistol licenses from unfair prosecution in the event they simply forget to renew their license.
Rep. Frederick talks about House passage Wednesday of his HB 4206, that would forgive school snow days that took place during the state of emergency proclaimed by the Governor this past winter.
Rep. Iden talks about House passage Wednesday of legislation that would forgive school snow days that took place during the state of emergency proclaimed by the Governor this past winter, and his amendment to the plan, that stipulates that hourly school workers in districts where contracts are silent about snow day pay will receive income…
Speaker Chatfield speaks at a press conference at the Michigan Supreme Court with other state leaders on Wednesday to announce a partnership with Pew Charitable Trusts that will review the state’s country jail system and expand jail alternatives. The Speaker argues that criminal justice reform cannot be a partisan issue.
House Judiciary Committee Chair Graham Filler talks about his attendance Wednesday night at the 31st Annual Crime Victims Vigil in the rotunda at the state Capitol.
Rep. Whiteford talks about House passage Tuesday of her legislation that creates a permanent, statewide mental health hotline to connect people in need with vital support services. HB 4051 now moves to the Michigan Senate.
Rep. Albert testified Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee on his HB 4164, which bans the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, as well as possession by individuals under 18. Representative Albert told the committee that vaping among young people has reached crisis levels in Michigan.
House Judiciary Committee Chair Graham Filler talks about Committee passage Tuesday of a bi-partisan, multi-bill package that will allow 17-year-olds to be treated as minors within the juvenile system in most circumstances beginning Oct. 21, 2021. Prosecutors would continue to have the discretion to waive minors who commit violent crimes into the adult system when…
Talking with reporters on the floor of the Michigan House Thursday, Speaker Chatfield says that finding a way to put more resources into Michigan’s roads while cutting the cost of auto insurance remain priorities, and that he has a constructive relationship with the Senate and the administration.