Rep. Matt Hall, R-Marshall Twp.; audio on Child Protective Services reforms

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…

Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield, R-Levering; audio on 2020 state budget

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. Mike Mueller, R-Linden; audio on 2020 budget resolution

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.      

Rep. Graham Filler, R-DeWitt; audio on Supreme Court pay equity

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. Greg Markkanen, R-Houghton; audio on 2020 budget restoration

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. Mike Mueller, R-Linden; audio on restoration of vetoed funding

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. Phil Green, R-Millington; audio on restoration of key budget vetoes

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.