Rep. Eileen Kowall, R-White Lake Twp.; audio on “super drunk” driver penalties

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. Kevin Cotter, R-Mt. Pleasant; audio on Senate passage of college jury duty bills

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…

Rep. Joe Haveman, R-Holland; audio on Wednesday’s 2015 budget presentation

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.