Rep. VerHeulen looks ahead to Thursday night’s State of the State Address.
Rep. Pettalia looks ahead to Thursday’s State of the State Address.
Rep. O’Brien looks ahead to this Thursday’s State of the State Address.
Rep. Graves looks ahead to Thursday’s State of the State Address.
Rep. Outman looks ahead to Thursday’s State of the State Address.
In this week’s panel discussion, we look at the updated House Republican Action Plan, the North American International Auto Show and Thursday’s State of the State Address.
House Republicans talk about the projections from Friday’s Revenue Estimating Conference.
House Appropriations Committee Chairman Joe Haveman says the picture painted by Friday’s Revenue Estimating Conference is positive, but that state government needs to take a prudent and measured approach moving forward.
Rep. Rogers, the Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on K-12 Education, says Friday’s Winter Revenue Estimating Conference in Lansing is good news for the state’s public schools and a reflection improved economic times across Michigan.
Rep. Potvin says the word from Friday’s Winter Revenue Estimating Conference is positive, but that the state needs to continue to take a prudent approach to budgeting.
House Republicans outline their Action Agenda for 2014 and talk about bipartisan efforts to reduce recidivism among Michigan parolees.
Rep. Cotter, the Chair of the House Republican Policy Committee, says looking ahead to 2014, House Republicans will focus on a more accountable and efficient state government.
Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons, R-Alto, says improving state population and job numbers, coupled with projections for surplus state revenues, point to Michigan being in recovery.
Rep. Nesbitt says that moving into 2014, he will remain focused on issues like regulatory reform and job growth.
Appropriations Committee member Rob VerHeulen of Walker looks ahead to Friday’s Winter Revenue Estimating Conference at the state Capitol and says despite talk about budget surpluses, the focus still needs to be on the efficient spending of taxpayer dollars.
Rep. Haveman talked about legislation announced at the Richard Handlon Correctional Facility in Ionia this week that would allow the Michigan Department of Corrections of issue certificates of employability to inmates receiving specialized jobs training and that would prohibit licensing agencies or boards from using a former inmate’s criminal record as the sole reason for…