Rep. Peter Pettalia, R-Presque Isle

Rep. Pettalia talks about his testimony Wednesday in the House Education Committee on legislation that reform the Michigan Merit Curriculum to allow more focus on career development and vocational education.   Pettalia0410131 Pettalia0410132 Pettalia0410133

Rep. Joe Haveman, R-Holland

In the wake of Democratic proposals to take $158 million from the state’s Budget Stabilization Fund, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Joe Haveman of Holland argues that prudent fiscal management dictates the contributions to the BSF continue.   Haveman0409131 Haveman0409132 Haveman0409133

Rep. Peter Pettalia, R-Presque Isle

Rep. Pettalia talks about how he’ll spend the next few weeks talking to high school juniors and seniors in his district about financial literacy.   Pettalia0409131 Pettalia0409132 Pettalia0409133

Rep. Bruce Rendon, R-Lake City

Rep. Rendon says he expects the state’s 2014 Fiscal Year budget to be completed by June 1, four months ahead of the start of the fiscal year, and adds that responsible budgeting helped lead to the improvement in Michigan’s bond rating announced last week. Rendon0409131 Rendon0409132 Rendon0409133

Legislative Update for April 5, 2013

House Republicans talk about economic recovery and common-sense reforms to the way the state deals with people accused of dangerous crimes. Legislative Update for April 5, 2013

Legislative Update for March 29, 2013

House Republicans talk about reforming ballast water regulations and discuss legislation targeting Bridge Card fraud at the retail level.   Legislative Update for March 29, 2013

Rep. Roger Victory, R-Hudsonville

Rep. Victory describes his new legislation targeting retailers that commit Bridge Card fraud. Victory0325131 Victory0325132 Victory0325133

Rep. Gail Haines, R-Waterford Twp.

Rep. Haines talks about her legislation that would stiffen penalties for retailers engaging in Bridge Card fraud.  Businesses would lose their ability to transact Bridge Card business for 30 days after a first offense, and permanently after a second offense. Haines0325131 Haines0325132

Legislative Update for March 22, 2013

House Republicans talk about education reform, protecting seniors and common sense on Michigan’s highways.   Legislative Update for March 22, 2013

Rep. Joel Johnson, R-Clare

Rep. Johnson talks about House passage Thursday of his legislation that gives judges the option to require those accused of violent crimes to wear a tracking bracelet as a condition of bail.   Johnson0321131 Johnson0321132 Johnson0321133

Rep. Tom Leonard, R-DeWitt Twp.

Rep. Leonard talks about House passage Thursday of his legislation that allows judges to order consecutive sentences for criminals who prey on multiple vulnerable adults.   Leonard0321131 Leonard0321132

Rep. Klint Kesto, R-Commerce Twp.

Rep. Kesto says he’s pleased with House passage Wednesday of his legislation that keeps the state’s Blood Alcohol Limit at .08 instead of reverting to the previous level of .10 Kesto0320131 Kesto0320132

Rep. Peter MacGregor, R-Cannon Township

Rep. MacGregor, the Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department of Human Services, says he is pleased to see the DHS and Michigan State Police work together to arrest more than 2,000 wanted individuals and get them off state welfare rolls.   MacGregor0320131 MacGregor0320132 MacGregor0320133

Rep. Ed McBroom, R-Vulcan

Rep. McBroom talks about House passage Tuesday of legislation that reforms the Michigan Qualified Forest Program.   McBroom0319131 McBroom0319132 McBroom0319133 McBroom0319134

Rep. Dan Lauwers, R-Brockway

Rep. Lauwers talks about his House Resolution creating March 20 as Ag Day in Michigan.   Lauwers0319131 Lauwers0319132