On the eve of the 2019 firearms deer season, Rep. Cole, who has worked as a hunting and fishing guide in northern Michigan, says hunters remain Michigan’s chief conservationists; he also encourages safety while in the field.
Rep. Glenn talks about her HB 5078, which would restore $15 million in funding for K-3 summer school programs for students who are not reading at grade level and could be held back as a result. The funding was line-item vetoed from the state’s 2020 Fiscal Year budget by the Governor.
Rep. Markkanen, a U.S. Army veteran and teacher, talks about the commitment of U.P. schools to honor the service and sacrifice of veterans on Veterans Day.
Rep. O’Malley talks about the approval by the House Thursday of his House Resolution 198, which declares November as Adoption Awareness Month in Michigan.
Rep. Iden speaks at a press conference at the state Capitol Wednesday on new, bi-partisan legislation that allows student athletes to receive compensation from third parties, engage the services of an agent and profit from the use of their likeness. Rep. Iden says the plan comes down to fairness for student athletes.
Rep. Leutheuser speaks on the House floor Tuesday, prior to passage of his HB 4980, which is part of a larger package of legislation reforming the expungement of some convictions in Michigan. Rep. Leutheuser says his plan will make expungement automatic in some cases, which he says will help pave the way to re-entry into…
Rep. Glenn talks about final House passage Tuesday of her HB 4485 which designates US-10, beginning at the intersection with Jefferson Avenue and extending east to the intersection with Bay City Road as the “Marine Lance Corporal Steven J. Szymanski Memorial Highway.” Lance Corporal Szymanski was a Midland native who was killed on October…
Rep. Hoitenga talks about House passage Tuesday of her HB 4687, which ends the government ban on baiting deer and elk in Michigan. Rep. Hoitenga says the baiting ban is one of the issues she hears about the most.
Talking with Capitol reporters on the House floor Tuesday afternoon, Speaker Chatfield says he continues to hear from thousands of Michigan residents who say they are being hurt by the Governor’s cuts and endorses finding a compromise through legislation and budget language.
Rep. Markkanen talks about his tour through Copper Country over the weekend with House Transportation Committee Chair Rep. Jack O’Malley to examine damage from the 2018 Father’s Day Storm. Rep. Markkanen says a year-and-a-half after the storm, repairs continue and additional resources are necessary.
Rep. O’Malley talks about how he has listened to his local and family businesses selling state hunting licenses, and says he is concerned about continued reports that the state’s deer baiting ban is hurting license sales, and, by extension, wildlife management.
Rep. Cole talks about the ongoing ban on deer baiting in Michigan, saying he continues to hear considerable discussion on the issue. Rep. Cole says the best option for forcing a change in policy is for sportsmen and sportswomen to directly contact the Natural Resources Commission.
House Transportation Committee Chair Rep. Jack O’Malley talks about how he will join Rep. Greg Markkanen, R-Houghton, this Saturday morning for a tour of areas impacted by the 2018 Fathers Day flood. Rep O’Malley says he wants to learn more about the situation in the hopes that the state could leverage federal dollars to help…
Rep. Iden talks about House passage Wednesday of a wide-ranging bipartisan plan updating the way gaming is conducted and regulated statewide. Rep. Iden says the plan adds consumer protections to what is already taking place and says he hopes the Governor will begin to negotiate on the issue.
Rep. Vaupel talks about House passage Wednesday of his HB 4310, which allows people to use updated technologies for wagering on horse racing, further helping the state’s agricultural industry. The horse racing industry supports more than 12,000 jobs and contributes nearly $1 billion to Michigan’s economy each year. In addition, horse racing provides financial support…
Rep. Green, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, talks about the input from his constituents regarding the Governor’s line-item vetoes in the state’s 2020 budget, and how his community tells him that the Governor’s cuts hurt.