Rep. Beau LaFave, R-Iron Mountain; audio on updated disabled parking sign

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. Matt Hall, R-Emmett Twp.; audio on legislative response to CPS audit

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. Brandt Iden, R-Portage; audio on House passage of school snow day legislation

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 Lee Chatfield, R-Levering; audio on jail population study

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.      

Rep. Graham Filler, R-DeWitt; audio on committee passage of “raise the age” legislation

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…