Rep. Lori, a member of the Michigan Mental Health and Wellness Commission that released its report earlier this week, says improving Michigan’s mental health system needs to be an ongoing process. Rep. Lori is the former Sheriff of St. Joseph County.
House Republicans talk about tougher penalties for human trafficking and new bipartisan legislation on teacher evaluations.
Rep. Kowall talks about Wednesday’s House passage of legislation making it a five-year felony to solicit a minor of the purpose of prostitution.
Rep. Heise speaks on the House floor Wednesday prior to passage of his legislation providing for the creation of a permanent Human Trafficking Commission in Michigan.
Rep. Zorn talks about Wednesday’s House passage of legislation toughening penalties for soliciting a minor for prostitution as another tool to combat human trafficking.
Rep. Margaret O’Brien, R-Portage; audio on House Education Committee testimony on teacher evaluation legislation
Rep. O’Brien talks about her testimony Wednesday before the House Education Committee on her legislation providing for research-based standards for teacher evaluation in Michigan. The Committee continues to take input on the two-bill, bi-partisan package.
House Republicans talk about human trafficking legislation pending in the full House and discuss Tuesday’s Energy and Technology Committee testimony on December’s ice storm and power outage.
Rep. Joe Graves, R-Argentine Twp.; audio on House Energy and Technology testimony on December power outages
House and Energy and Technology Committee member Joe Graves talks about Committee testimony Tuesday regarding the December 2013 ice storm and related power outages.
Rep. Aric Nesbitt, R-Lawton; audio on Energy and Technology Committee hearings on December power outages
House Energy and Technology Committee Chair Aric Nesbitt talks about testimony before the Committee Tuesday on planning and response involving the December 2013 ice storm.
Rep. Ray Franz, R-Onekama; audio on Resolution calling for Convention of the States for a balanced federal budget amendment
Rep. Franz talks about his House Resolution calling on the U.S. Congress to convene a Convention of the States to debate the issue of a Constitutional amendment requiring the federal government to have a balanced budget.
House Commerce Committee member Tom Leonard says a committee hearing in Detroit this week at the North American International Auto Show points to the need for more career training for the state’s signature automotive industry.
Rep. Schmidt talks about the future of Michigan’s automotive industry at a meeting of the House Commerce Committee at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week.
House Republicans talk about an improving state of the state and look to the future of Michigan manufacturing at the North American International Auto Show.
Rep. Schmidt, who was recognized by the Governor in Thursday’s State of the State Address for his leadership on transportation issues, says there’s no question that Michigan is better off now than it was when he came to Lansing in 2009.
Rep. Price says she was pleased to hear the Governor reference both childhood development and efforts to curb blight in Thursday’s State of the State Address.
Rep. Haveman says the state of the state is improving, adding that he was pleased to hear the Governor call for more workforce development and greater civility in politics.