Rep. Schmidt talks about the state’s 2015 Fiscal Year budget unveiled earlier this week.
House Tourism Committee Chair Peter Pettalia talks about the snowmobile tour he will lead Friday and Saturday in Mackinac Straits area to help demonstrate the importance of winter tourism in northern Michigan.
Rep. Potvin talks about his new legislation that gives Michigan school systems flexibility in making up snow days by keeping the required number of yearly hours , but removing the total days requirement.
House Republicans look at the Governor’s proposed budget for the 2015 fiscal year and talk about House passage of legislation targeting repeat offender drunk drivers.
House Appropriations Committee Chair Joe Haveman says the state’s 2015 budget presents a different set of challenges than what the state faced only a few years ago.
Rep. Pscholka, who Chairs the Appropriations Higher Ed Subcommittee, says the proposed budget spells good news for higher education and investing in Michigan’s future.
Rep. Nesbitt looks ahead to work on the state’s 2015 Fiscal Year budget unveiled on Wednesday.
Rep. Kowall talks about House passage Wednesday of her legislation (HBs 4567 and 4568) which toughen penalties for drunk drivers with a blood alcohol content of 0f 0.17 or more with previous drunk driving convictions involved in fatal or serious accidents. Penalties would jump from 5 to 10 years in cases involving a disabling injury and increase…
Rep. Jenkins looks at the Governor’s proposal for the state’s 2015 budget and says veterans stand to benefit.
Rep. Rogers, who chairs the House Appropriations Subcommittee on K-12 education, says he’s pleased to see across-the-board increases in education funding in the Governor’s budget proposal for the 2015 Fiscal Year.
Rep. McCready, who chairs the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Michigan State Police, says he’s pleased with proposals for additional MSP funding and looks to provide more dollars for law enforcement at the local level.
House Republicans talk about Wednesday’s 2015 budget presentation and legislation giving college students more flexibility for jury duty.
Rep. Cotter talks about Tuesday’s Senate passage of his HB5470, which would allow full-time college students to postpone jury duty to the end of the academic year if the student could prove that jury service would conflict with their studies. Rep. Cotter says he hears from CMU students in his Mt. Pleasant district that jury service can…
House Appropriations Committee Chairman Joe Haveman says the 2015 state budget that will be presented to the Legislature Wednesday reflects a significantly better Michigan economy but also cautions that lawmakers will still face challenges as they work on the state’s spending plan for the next fiscal year.
In this week’s roundtable discussion, we look ahead to Wednesday’s budget presentation and discuss “then vs. now.”
Rep. Franz reviews the weeks’ happenings at the state Capitol.