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

Rep. Kevin Daley, R-Lum

Rep. Daley talks about his new legislation that exempts renewable energy systems from the collection of taxes. Daley, the Chair of the House Agriculture Committee, says many renewable energy systems at farms around the state are costing their owners more in taxes than the value of the energy they are creating. Daley0315134 Daley0315133 Daley0315132 Daley0315131…

Legislative Update for March 15, 2013

House Republicans talk about action on emergency dredging, reforming the Michigan Merit Curriculum and a more sophisticated approach to fighting human trafficking.   Legislative Update for March 15, 2013

Rep. Tom McMillin, R-Rochester Hills

Rep. McMillin talks about his testimony Tuesday before the House Appropriations Higher Education Subcommittee on new long-term faculty contracts at Wayne State University. McMillin0312131 McMillin0312132 McMillin0312133.

Legislative Update for March 8, 2013

House Republicans talk about welfare reform, ending impractical state regulations and common-sense changes in liability laws.Legislative Update for March 7, 2013

Rep. Phil Potvin, R-Cadillac

Rep. Potvin discusses his legislation that would eliminate Department of Human Services regulations requiring that tents at Boy Scout and youth camps be equipped with smoke detectors Potvin0307131 Potvin0307132 Potvin0307133

The Capitol Report with Rep. Ray Franz

FranzCR030713   Rep. Franz talks about legislation that would end frivolous lawsuits involving the propane industry, as well as legislation that would allow for contact with bear cubs under 36 weeks of age.