Rep. Bob Genetski, R-Saugatuck, with audio on vocational education legislation

House Education Committee member Rep. Bob Genetski, R-Saugatuck, talks about Wednesday’s committee testimony on a package of bills that would add more flexibility to the state’s Michigan Merit Curriculum to allow for more vocational training and education.  Rep. Genetski is a long-time alternative high school teacher.   Genetski0417131 Genetski0417132 Genetski0417133

Rep. Greg MacMaster, R-Kewadin

Rep. MacMaster says he supports legislation that would allow Michigan schools that exhausted their snow days in 2013 to avoid having to make up the actual days by adding minutes to the remaining existing days.   MacMaster0416131 MacMaster0416133 MacMasterr0416132

Rep. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City

Rep. Schmidt talks about the Michigan State University 2013 Tourism Outlook, forecasting a 3% increase in tourism traffic and a 5.5% increase in tourism spending this year.   Schmidt0416132 Schmidt0416133 Schmidt0416131

Rep. Kevin Daley, R-Lum Twp.

Rep. Daley talks about the state’s Donate Life license plate, which motorists can purchase for an extra $35.  April is Organ Donation Awareness Month.  The Tom Daley Gift of Life Fund that the plate supports in named in honor of Rep. Daley’s late son.   Daley0416131 Daley0416132 Daley0416133

Legislative Update for April 12, 2013

House Republicans talk about preserving the Budget Stabilization Fund and discuss committee work on vocational education legislation.   Legislative Update for April 12, 2013

Rep. Ed McBroom, R-Vulcan

Rep. McBroom talks about House Education Committee Testimony Wednesday on his legislation that provides for greater flexibility in the Michigan Merit Curriculum to allow for additional instruction in vocational education.   McBroom0410131 McBroom0410132 McBroom0410133

Rep. Matt Lori, R-Constantine

Rep. Lori talks about House passage Wednesday of his legislation that would provide for a check off on the Michigan income tax form for the Michigan Alzheimer’s Association Fund.   Lori0410131 Lori0410132

Rep. Aric Nesbitt, R-Lawton

Rep. Nesbitt talks about his testimony Wednesday before the House Education Committee on his legislation that would provide for more flexibility for vocational education in the Michigan Merit Curriculum.   Nesbitt0410131 Nesbitt0410132 Nesbitt0410133  

Rep. Peter Pettalia, R-Presque Isle

Rep. Pettalia talks about his testimony Wednesday in the House Education Committee on legislation that reform the Michigan Merit Curriculum to allow more focus on career development and vocational education.   Pettalia0410131 Pettalia0410132 Pettalia0410133

Rep. Joe Haveman, R-Holland

In the wake of Democratic proposals to take $158 million from the state’s Budget Stabilization Fund, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Joe Haveman of Holland argues that prudent fiscal management dictates the contributions to the BSF continue.   Haveman0409131 Haveman0409132 Haveman0409133

Rep. Peter Pettalia, R-Presque Isle

Rep. Pettalia talks about how he’ll spend the next few weeks talking to high school juniors and seniors in his district about financial literacy.   Pettalia0409131 Pettalia0409132 Pettalia0409133

Rep. Bruce Rendon, R-Lake City

Rep. Rendon says he expects the state’s 2014 Fiscal Year budget to be completed by June 1, four months ahead of the start of the fiscal year, and adds that responsible budgeting helped lead to the improvement in Michigan’s bond rating announced last week. Rendon0409131 Rendon0409132 Rendon0409133