House Energy and Technology Committee Chair Aric Nesbitt talks about House passage Tuesday of SB 636, which he says will provide Michigan residents with reliable and innovative phone service.
House Republicans talk about telephone service and Michigan’s successful tourism industry.
Rep. Poleski talks about Tuesday’s signing into law of his legislation naming new bridge on West Avenue in Jackson County as the “Officer James Bonneau Memorial Bridge” in honor of the Jackson police officer killed in the line of duty.
Rep. Schmidt, who authored the 2011 legislation providing the Pure Michigan program with an appropriation of $25 million, says the investment has paid off in more tourism activities and job opportunities in northern Michigan.
House Tourism Committee Chair Peter Pettalia says news coming out of the Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism on the success of the 2013 tourism season and the bright prospects for 2014 is proof of the effectiveness of the Pure Michigan Campaign.
Rep. MacMaster says he hopes a compromise supplemental budget bill that would help county road commissions with expenses brought on by winter weather could pass as soon as this week.
In this week’s roundtable discussion, we look at Michigan jobs, tourism and roads.
With a supplemental budget bill that would provide a mid-year boost to road funding heading to conference committee, Rep. Bob Genetski says he’s encouraged the House version of the measure includes an additional $7.9 million for Allegan County roads.
In this week’s member profile, we visit with Rep. Dale Zorn of Ida.
House Republicans talk about an improving job picture and discuss legislation designed to help Vietnam veterans.
Rep. MacMaster talks about legislation, set for final passage in the House next week, that would give school systems the framework to issue high school diplomas to students who left for service in Vietnam before they graduated. Similar laws are already in place for veterans of World War II and the Korean War. …
Rep. Wayne Schmidt says Michigan’s largest drop in unemployment in the last 30 years in January is important, but adds that there’s growing evidence of a more diversified state economy.
Rep. Outman talks about Senate legislation that would provide Michigan schools with the legal framework to grant high school diplomas to former students who left school for service in the war in Vietnam; veterans of World War II and the Korean War already eligible under previous legislation. The plan, which is sponsored by Sen. Judy…
House Republicans talk about road funding, eliminating archaic language in state law and providing new tools for cooperation between local and county governments.
Rep. Cotter talks about House passage Wednesday of his legislation that removes “retarded” and “mental retardation” from state code.
Rep. Price talks about House passage of her legislation that would allow for cooperative tax collection in Michigan– by providing explicit authority for county treasurers to administer tax collections on behalf of cities, townships or villages, resulting in cost-savings and less confusion for taxpayers.