Rep. Phil Potvin, R-Cadillac; audio on OK-2-Say Hotline

Rep. Potvin says he’s hopeful that legislation that would create the OK-2-Say hotline for Michigan students will pass in the next couple of weeks so that schools will be able to have the system in place by this fall.   Potvin0612131 Potvin0612132 Potvin0612133

Rep. Kevin Daley, R-Lum; audio on gasoline prices

Rep. Daley says he has been listening to Lapeer County residents over their concern regarding the price of gas and is exploring the possibility of hearings in Lansing to learn more about gas price volatility.   Daley0611131 Daley0611132 Daley0611133

Rep. Greg MacMaster, R-Kewadin; audio on state permit for shipwreck excavation

Rep. MacMaster talks about the pending excavation of a site in northern Lake Michigan that could be the resting place of the Griffon, the oldest known shipwreck in the Great Lakes.  Rep. MacMaster, a diver and meteorologist, helped clear the way for the state permits for the project.   MacMaster060813Griffon MacMaster0608132Griffon MacMaster0608133Griffon MacMaster0608134Griffon

Rep. Ken Yonker, R-Caledonia; audio on June 10 transportation town hall

Rep. Yonker discusses Monday’s transportation town hall meeting he will host with other Grand Rapids area state representatives and Michigan Department of Transportation Director  Kirk Steudle.  The town hall is set for Monday night from 6:30 until 8:00 Grand Valley State University’s Pew Campus in Room 215A of the Eberhard Center Yonker0607131 Yonker0607132

Legislative Update for June 7, 2013

House Republicans talk about career technical education, a new law combating Bridge Card fraud and efforts to find what historians call the Holy Grail of Great Lakes’ shipwrecks. Legislative Update for June 7, 2013

Rep. Greg MacMaster, R-Kewadin; audio on passage of Corrections Officers’ legislation

Rep. MacMaster talks about House passage of his legislation that allows the Michigan Department of Corrections to continue to hire retired Corrections Officers after the September 30, 2013 expiration of the law that gives the DOC that authority.  Rep. MacMaster says the Department is forecasting a shortage of almost 500 CO’s by late 2013 and…