Rep. O’Malley talks about the $37.5 million budget supplemental bill he introduced Thursday that would restore full funding for the Pure Michigan program for the balance of the 2020 Fiscal Year. Rep. O’Malley, whose district includes the Sleeping Bear Dunes, says Pure Michigan has been a fantastic avenue for promoting Michigan and that it needs…
House Oversight Committee Chair Rep. Matt Hall talks about how the committee went to work in 2019 to review what he termed a troubling audit of Child Protective Services and how that review led to reforms to better protect vulnerable kids. The reforms include a proposal to require CPS investigators to confirm the safety of…
Rep. Mueller, a retired sheriff’s deputy who is currently serving on the Governor’s Michigan Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration, talks about his work to make government work better through criminal justice reforms that protect taxpayers while also keeping the public safe.
Rep. Slagh talks about finishing work on the state’s 2020 Fiscal Year budget this week, saying completion of the process “stopped the hurt for many folks.”
Rep. Iden, who helped lead passage of a bi-partisan package of legislation to modernize gaming in Michigan, says he thinks the plan will see quick implementation and projects sports fans could be placing bets by late March of 2020.
Rep. Vaupel talks about final House passage Wednesday of his HB 4310, which updates state law to allow parimutuel wagering on horse racing utilizing online gaming and Advanced Deposit Wagering. The Representative believes the plan will help steady the state’s horse racing industry, which he says accounts for about 12,000 jobs.
Speaker Chatfield talks with reporters on the House floor Tuesday after a series of votes to restore almost $600 million in vetoed line items in the state’s 2020 budget, while providing the Legislature with more of a role in funding shifts made by the State Administrative Board. The Speaker also talked about the future of…
Rep. Mueller, who served as a sheriff’s deputy prior to being elected a state Representative, says the 2020 budget resolution restores funding for secondary road patrols in the state and provides economic security for law enforcement.
House Judiciary Committee Chair Rep. Graham Filler talks about House passage Tuesday of his HCR 10, which gives justices of the Michigan Supreme Court their first pay raise since 2002. Rep. Filler says a scenario where judges on the Court of Appeals were making more that Supreme Court Justices was developing. Under the plan, Justices,…
Rep. Whiteford talks about House passage Tuesday of her HB 4700, which is designed ensure people who are treated for mental health and substance abuse disorders in prison continue receiving treatment upon their release.
Rep. Markkanen talks about the cuts restored to the 2020 state budget by the Michigan House this week, saying he is glad Michigan residents will be able to rely again on public safety line items like secondary road patrols and access to rural hospitals.
Rep. Thomas Albert, R-Lowell; audio on subcommittee hearing on mental wellness of corrections workers
Rep. Thomas Albert, the chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Corrections, talks about a hearing the subcommittee held this week to discuss the mental wellness of corrections officers and others employed by the Michigan Department of Corrections.
Rep. O’Malley says he’s pleased to see the restoration of a number of vetoed line items in the state’s 2020 Fiscal Year budget this week and looks forward to completing a consensus plan in the next few days.
Rep. Mueller says he is pleased the Legislature and Governor are moving forward toward restoring some of the budget cuts, notably in the area of secondary road patrols and county jail reimbursements, that resulted from line item vetoes at the start of the 2020 fiscal year in October.
Rep. Markkanen says he’s pleased to see that funding will be restored for Michigan’s critical access health care and notes that his northern Michigan district, along with much of rural Michigan, will benefit by seeing the cuts reversed.
Rep. Green says he’s pleased the Legislature and the Governor are moving forward to restore cuts made through vetoes in the 2020 state budget at the start of the Fiscal Year. Line items in the restored funding include dollars for rural hospitals and secondary road patrols.