Rep. Schmidt talks about how northern Michigan small businesses are starting to benefit from reforms to the state’s workers’ compensation system approved in 2011. Rep. Schmidt is the Chair of the House Commerce Committee that vetted the legislation two years ago.
House Republicans talk about Eastern Michigan University student teachers caught in a political dispute and discuss new legislation requiring third-grade students to meet reading benchmarks to pass to the fourth grade.
House Republicans hear Detroiters say they want a city that works, and also discuss a measure to eliminate a Depression-era law that prohibits the sale of tickets for sporting events and concerts at more than face value.
Rep. Kelly talks about his new legislation that would end penalties for selling tickets to sporting events and concerts at a price above the face value of the ticket.
Rep. Pat Somerville, R-New Boston; audio on repealing 1923 law allowing taxation to support local bands.
Rep. Somerville talks about his HB 4999 that would repeal Public Act 230 of 1923, which allows communities with a population under 50,000 to levy a two-mill tax to support a local band. The Representative says Public Act 230 is a good example of a multitude of archaic laws on the books in Michigan that…
Rep. Franz talks about recently-passed legislation that would provide a property tax exemption for 100% disabled U.S. veterans.
Rep. Franz’ weekly update from the state Capitol in Lansing.
House Republicans target meth production and discuss the implementation of mental health courts.
Rep. Genetski talks about his new bill that targets “smurfing,” the practice of sending in groups of people to purchase ephedrine or pseudoephedrine as ingredients for meth. The legislation is part of a three-bill bi-partisan package that targets what Rep. Genetski says is a serious drug problems across Michigan.
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.