Rep. Franz talks about final House passage Tuesday of his legislation that would allow U.S. veterans to use military firefighting experience to qualify as firefighters in Michigan. The measure now moves to the Governor.
Rep. Lund, the Chair of the House Government Operations Committee, talks about Tuesday’s committee passage of legislation that would move the Court of Claims from the Ingham Circuit Court to the Michigan Court of Appeals. The measure is now before the full Michigan House. Rep. Lund says it is important that judges who hear claims…
Rep. Lauwers talks about Tuesday’s visit to the state Capitol by St. Clair County resident Mark Shrapnell, who testified on his idea to limit millage elections to November general elections. Shrapnell had his idea for legislation chosen in a contest Rep. Lauwers sponsored earlier in 2013.
Rep. O’Brien talks about the public meeting she’ll host Wednesday night on transportation issues. The meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m at The Groves Center at Kalamazoo Valley Community College, 7107 Elm Valley Drive, Kalamazoo.
House Appropriations Committee member Rep. Rob VerHeulen talks about the importance of controlling spending and conserving taxpayer dollars.
Rep. Muxlow talks about Thursday’s House passage of his legislation targeting the statewide issue of scrap metal theft and what he says is the need for better record keeping.
House Republicans discuss a bi-partisan package approved Thursday targeting metal theft and talk about the growing benefits of Michigan’s 2011 workers’ compensation reform law.
Rep. Schmidt talks about how northern Michigan small businesses are starting to benefit from reforms to the state’s workers’ compensation system approved in 2011. Rep. Schmidt is the Chair of the House Commerce Committee that vetted the legislation two years ago.
House Republicans talk about Eastern Michigan University student teachers caught in a political dispute and discuss new legislation requiring third-grade students to meet reading benchmarks to pass to the fourth grade.
House Republicans hear Detroiters say they want a city that works, and also discuss a measure to eliminate a Depression-era law that prohibits the sale of tickets for sporting events and concerts at more than face value.
Rep. Kelly talks about his new legislation that would end penalties for selling tickets to sporting events and concerts at a price above the face value of the ticket.
Rep. Pat Somerville, R-New Boston; audio on repealing 1923 law allowing taxation to support local bands.
Rep. Somerville talks about his HB 4999 that would repeal Public Act 230 of 1923, which allows communities with a population under 50,000 to levy a two-mill tax to support a local band. The Representative says Public Act 230 is a good example of a multitude of archaic laws on the books in Michigan that…
Rep. Franz talks about recently-passed legislation that would provide a property tax exemption for 100% disabled U.S. veterans.
Rep. Franz’ weekly update from the state Capitol in Lansing.
House Republicans target meth production and discuss the implementation of mental health courts.
Rep. Genetski talks about his new bill that targets “smurfing,” the practice of sending in groups of people to purchase ephedrine or pseudoephedrine as ingredients for meth. The legislation is part of a three-bill bi-partisan package that targets what Rep. Genetski says is a serious drug problems across Michigan.