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…
Representative Kelly says he thinks the House Concurrent Resolution on Common Core standards that the House Education Committee will consider Thursday is a well-crafted effort that reflecst the hours of testimony his special Common Core subcommittee took during the summer. Rep. Kelly says he continues to receive input from lawmakers and Michigan residents on both…
Rep. Peter Pettalia, R-Presque Isle; audio on comments to Lansing meeting of Michigan Tourism and Lodging Association
Rep. Pettalia, the Chair of the House Tourism Committee, talks about his comments to the state meeting of the Michigan Tourism and Lodging Association on the lawn of the state Capitol Wednesday. Rep. Pettalia says the state’s tourism and lodging industries bring revenue to the state and can help entice people to live in Michigan….
Rep. McCready talks about the signing by the Governor Tuesday of his legislation that expedites state response and ensures local communities receive quick response during natural disasters. The plan adjusts funding levels in the state’s Disaster and Emergency Contingency Fund.
Rep. Daley, the Chair of the House Agriculture Committee, talks about Michigan farm commodity prices moving into the last quarter of 2013.
Rep. Pettalia, the Chair of the House Tourism Committee, talks about new Pure Michigan promotions in the Toronto media market and efforts toward regional tourism promotion across Michigan. The Representative says Michigan is an attractive destination for Canadian tourists.
Rep. Franz talks about legislative activities in his weekly report from the state Capitol.
House Republicans talk about legislation that helps establish mental health courts, a new bill that lets motorists use technology to verify their auto insurance, and common sense reforms to hunting and fishing license purchases.
Rep. Cotter talks about House passage Thursday of legislation that sets up the framework for the establishment of mental health courts across Michigan.
Rep. O’Brien talks about House passage Thursday of legislation that establishes the structure for mental health courts across Michigan. The Representative says the courts, which follow a pattern established in Kalamazoo County, are good for people who need treatment and lessen the burden on the state’s corrections system.
Rep. MacMaster talks about final House passage Thursday of his HB 4732, which exempts small roadside farm stands from having to follow state standards for installing plumbing and electrical fixtures. Rep. MacMaster says the plan is a common-sense measure to help farmers who are just interested in selling their own produce out in front of…
Rep. Franz talks about House passage Thursday of HR 125, which designates September 20, 2013 as POW/MIA Recognition Day in Michigan.
Rep. Outman discusses his legislation that prohibits the sale or use of e-cigarettes to anyone under the age of 18. Rep. Outman says e-cigarettes can be helpful for individuals trying to quit smoking, but says he fears they can be a gateway to cigarette use by minors.
Rep. Leonard talks about his legislation, now pending before the full House, that would repeal a 1920’s-era law that prohibits motorists from displaying on their car an insignia of an organization they don’t belong to. Rep. Leonard says while the code isn’t enforced, a driver with a bumper sticker of his or her favorite sports…