Rep. Joel Johnson, R-Clare; audio on passage of trail connectivity legislation

Rep. Johnson talks about Wednesday’s House passage of his legislation that gives local governments in Michigan the ability to allow off-road-vehicles to use the shoulders of state highways as a means of connecting ORV trails.  Rep. Johnson says the measure is important for northern Michigan.   Johnson0522131 Johnson0522132 Johnson0522133

Rep. Bruce Rendon, R-Lake City; audio on transportation funding

Rep. Rendon says while the state’s 2014 budget will include an additional $350 million in new revenue for roads and bridges, the question of how to fund transportation improvements is something he’ll continue to bring up in his district.   Rendon0522131 Rendon0522132 Rendon0522133

Rep. Phil Potvin, R-Cadillac, audio on school safety legislation

Rep. Potvin talks about legislation he is co-sponsoring that would create a 24-7 confidential hotline for individuals to report information that might help prevent violence and tragedies in Michigan’s schools.   Potvin0521131 Potvin0521132 Potvin0521133

Rep. Tom Leonard, R-DeWitt Twp.; audio on signing of legislation protecting vulnerable adults

  Rep. Leonard talks about the signing Tuesday of his legislation to strengthen the ability of the courts to impose stricter sentences upon those who embezzle from vulnerable adults – the elderly or mentally handicapped.  House Bill 4264 would allow judges to impose sentences consecutively on defendants convicted of multiple offenses under the Vulnerable Adult…

Legislative Update for May 17, 2013

House Republicans talk about a projected increase in state revenues, helping schools that might be forced to change Native American imagery and mascots, and legislation that assists school districts that need to make up snow days.   Legislative Update for May 17, 2013W

Rep. Earl Poleski, R-Jackson; audio on projected state revenues

Rep. Poleski, a CPA, says higher-than-projected state revenues reflect a sell-off in stocks and securities at the start of the year as investors sought to avoid the possibility of higher federal taxes.   Poleski0516131 Poleski0516132 Poleski0516133 Poleski0516134