Rep. Haveman, the Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, says that state government had its budget in place for 2014 four months before the Fiscal Year began.
Rep. Genetski says that the state and federal governments begin their Fiscal Years Tuesday, but adds the similarities end there.
Rep. O’Brien says Michigan begins its Fiscal Year having completed its budget more than four months ago.
Rep. Pscholka talks about the start of the state’s Fiscal Year on Tuesday and says the scenario in Lansing is very different from the one in Washington.
Rep. Graves talks about the start of the state’s Fiscal Year Tuesday and contrasts the situation in Lansing with the situation in Washington.
Rep. Lauwers talks about the start of Michigan’s 2014 Fiscal Year on Tuesday, four months after the passage of the state budget, and discusses state government’s efforts to pay down debt and control spending.
Rep. Johnson says unlike the federal government, Michigan finished work on its Fiscal Year 2014 budget months ago and has a record of paying down debt and eliminating deficits.
House Republicans talk about Common Core implementation, Unemployment Insurance reform and repealing archaic laws.
Rep. Franz provides his weekly report from the state Capitol.
Rep. O’Brien, who served this last summer on the House subcommittee that took testimony on continued state implementation of the Common Core curriculum, says this issue has been a complicated one and that she is pleased that all sides of the debate were able to have their voices heard.
Rep. Kelly, the Chair of the House Education Subcommittee on Common Core that took testimony over the summer, talks about Thursday’s House passage of a House Concurrent Resolution outlining the continued implementation of the Common Core curriculum in Michigan.
Rep. MacMaster talks about House passage Thursday of a package of legislation he says reforms Unemployment Iinsurance in Michigan and that will make the system more transparent.
Rep. Bumstead talks about the signing into law of his legislation that allows all Michigan communities to approve the use of off-road-vehicles within their jurisdictions.
Rep. Goike talks about House passage Thursday of his legislation that establishes a one-year pilot program that would deny Unemployment Insurance benefits to individuals who fail to pass or take a drug test as a condition for new employment. Rep. Goike introduced the measure after a small business in his district hiring new employees found…
Rep. O’Brien talks about her legislation that prohibits ATMs in adult entertainment venues from handling transactions involving Bridge Cards. Similar legislation is also being introduced in the Michigan Senate.
Rep. Leonard talks about House passage Wednesday of his bill repealing a 1929 law that bans Michigan motorists from displaying an insignia of an organization they do not belong to on their vehicle. Representative Leonard says the law hasn’t been enforced for years, but adds that an individual flying the flag of their favorite team…