Rep. Bob Genetski, R-Saugatuck; audio on Native American mascot ruling

Rep. Genetski says he is pleased to hear that the U.S. Department of Education has rejected a complaint filed by the Michigan Department of Civil Rights that called for an end to the use of Native American mascots by public schools in Michigan.  Rep. Genetski is the author of legislation that would have transferred $3…

Legislative Update for May 31, 2013

House Republicans talk about a priorities-based state budget for 2014 and adding a layer of local control to the state’s fireworks’ laws.   Legislative Update for May 31, 2013

Rep. Bob Genetski, R-Saugatuck; audio on visit by members of the House Tourism Committee

Rep. Genetski talks about the visit to his district this coming Monday by several members of the House Tourism Committee.  Rep. Genetski says Committee members will learn about dredging and how tourism impacts small and family businesses in west Michigan.   Genetski053113tourism2 Genetski053113tourism3 Genetski053113tourism4 Genetskitourism0531131

Rep. Dan Lauwers, R-Brockway Twp.

Rep. Lauwers talks about the passage of legislation that adds an element of local control to the fireworks law that went into effect in 2012.   Lauwers0529131 Lauwers0529132 Lauwers0529133 Lauwers0529134

Rep. Greg MacMaster, R-Kewadin; audio on House passage of 2014 state budget

Rep. MacMaster, who Chairs the Appropriations subcommittee on the Department of Corrections, says he’s pleased the 2014 budget focuses on reducing prisoner recidivism and that the Military and Veterans Affairs budget targets connecting veterans with jobs.   MacMaster0528131 MacMaster0528132 MacMaster0528133

Rep. Nancy Jenkins, R-Clayton Twp.; audio on final House passage of state budget

Rep. Jenkins, who Chairs the Appropriations Subcommittee on Military and Veterans Affairs, says she’s pleased the 2014 budget will include funding for a new agency designed to connect Michigan veterans with the services they are entitled to.  Michigan ranks dead last in the number of veterans receiving their benefits.   Jenkins0528131 Jenkins0528132

Rep. Tim Kelly, R-Saginaw; audio on passage of 2014 state budget

Rep. Kelly says he’s pleased that the 2014 state budget that passed out of the House Tuesday includes an additional $443 million for K-12 schools and $350 million for roads and bridges, which he says reflects the priorities of his constituents and the prudent use of taxpayer dollars.   Kelly0528132 Kelly0528133 Kelly05282131  

Rep. Al Pscholka, R-Stevensville; audio on passage of education budget

Rep. Pscholka says Tuesday’s final House passage of the state’s education budget for 2014 spells positive news for higher education.  Rep. Pscholka, who chairs the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Ed, points to additional funding, tuition containment measures and contributions to the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System (MPSERS) as being beneficial to Michigan families….