House Republicans talk about legislation providing property tax exemptions for disabled veterans, a new law that requires criminals to pay full court-ordered restitution, even when their victim has died, and a plan that suspends Unemployment Insurance benefits for job applicants who fail or refuse to take a drug test.
Rep. O’Brien talks about Wednesday’s House Families, Children and Seniors Committee debate of her legislation that prohibits ATMs located in casinos, adult entertainment establishments and liquor stores from dispensing money to Bridge Card holders.
Rep. Farrington, the Chair of the House Tax Policy Committee, talks about Wednesday’s House passage of legislation that fully exempts the homes of 100%-disabled veterans from property taxes.
Rep. Leonard talks about about the signing into law of his legislation that requires convicted criminals to continue to pay restitution to a victim’s estate or family should the victim die before complete restitution is made.
Rep. Ken Goike, R-Ray Twp.; audio on Unemployment Insurance drug testing legislation going to Governor
Rep. Goike talks about how his legislation that would suspend Unemployment Insurance for individuals who fail or refuse to take a drug test as a condition of employment is now headed to the Governor for his signature.
Rep. Franz talks about legislation approved by the House on Tuesday that could save Michigan residents hundreds of dollars in state sales tax when they trade in on a new vehicle or boat.
Rep. McBroom talks about Tuesday’s House passage of his legislation that increases sentencing points for some controlled substance crimes, effectively putting Michigan penalties on par with those levied in Wisconsin for the same crimes.
Rep. Graves says Tuesday’s House passage of legislation reforming the sales tax on the purchase of vehicles and boats spells good news for Michigan families.
Rep. Lafontaine talks about House passage Tuesday of her legislation providing a sales tax break to Michigan residents buying vehicles, boats and other recreation equipment.
House Republicans talk about putting more money back into the pockets of Michigan families and legislation to combat drug trafficking in the Upper Peninsula.
Rep. Schmidt talks about Tuesday’s House vote ending the practice of applying the state sales tax to the full value of a vehicle, and implementing a system that levies the tax on the value of the vehicle minus the trade in.
Rep. Lauwers talks about House passage Tuesday of legislation that takes trade-ins into account when determining the taxable value of a new vehicle or boat.
Rep. Ray Franz’ weekly report from the state Capitol.
Rep. Lauwers talks about his two-bill package of legislation that will make an effective drunk driving prevention program permanent. Michigan sobriety courts have utilized a pilot ignition interlock program for three years, and Rep. Lauwers says the plan has been effective enough to warrant its use on a continuing basis. The measure has been approved…
House Republicans talk about an effective program to keep drunk drivers off the road and mark October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Rep. Franz talks about House passage Thursday of his Resolution declaring October 23 as School Bus Drivers Appreciation Day in Michigan and October 21-25 as School Bus Safety Week.