Rep. Bob Genetski, R-Saugatuck; audio on wildfire state repayment legislation

Rep. Genetski talks about his HB 4929, which would allow payments from the Michigan Forest Development Fund to  reimburse local municipalities for the costs of fighting  wildfires on state land.  Rep. Genetski says that currently, local governments are frequently stuck with the costs of putting out fires on state property.   Genetski0821131 Genetski0821132 Genetski0821133  

Rep. Tom Leonard, R-DeWitt Twp.; audio crime restitution legislation

Rep. Leonard talks about his legislation that clarifies the state’s Crime Victim’s Rights Act to say that courts shall order the continued payment of restitution to the estate of the victim of a crime if the victim should die.  Rep. Leonard says his bill is in keeping with the intent of the original law, buy…

Legislative Update for August 2, 2013

House Republicans talk about testimony on Common Core standards for education, look at Michigan’s summer tourism season, and discuss the renewal of the 134-year old state Capitol. Legislative Update for August 2, 2013