Rep. Bob Genetski, R-Saugatuck

Rep. Genetski says state lawmakers have a heavy agenda when the House returns to session on Tuesday, but adds the time he spent listening to his constituents this summer has given him a broad insight into what is on the minds of Allegan County residents.  

Rep. Tim Kelly, R-Saginaw Twp.

Rep. Kelly talks about Wednesday’s final hearing of the House Education Subcommittee on Common Core Standards.  The subcommittee heard 17 hours of testimony and will now compile a recommendation for consideration by the full House on continued funding for Common Core implementation.  

Rep. Joe Haveman, R-Holland

Rep. Haveman talks about a joint House-Senate Judiciary Committee meeting Tuesday that took testimony on his legislation reforming Michigan’s mandatory juvenile life sentence law.  The Haveman plan reflects a 2012  U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down mandated life sentences for first degree murder.  The committee will take further testimony in the weeks ahead.