Rep. Nesbitt looks ahead to work on the state’s 2015 Fiscal Year budget unveiled on Wednesday.
Rep. Kowall talks about House passage Wednesday of her legislation (HBs 4567 and 4568) which toughen penalties for drunk drivers with a blood alcohol content of 0f 0.17 or more with previous drunk driving convictions involved in fatal or serious accidents. Penalties would jump from 5 to 10 years in cases involving a disabling injury and increase…
Rep. Jenkins looks at the Governor’s proposal for the state’s 2015 budget and says veterans stand to benefit.
Rep. Rogers, who chairs the House Appropriations Subcommittee on K-12 education, says he’s pleased to see across-the-board increases in education funding in the Governor’s budget proposal for the 2015 Fiscal Year.
Rep. McCready, who chairs the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Michigan State Police, says he’s pleased with proposals for additional MSP funding and looks to provide more dollars for law enforcement at the local level.
House Republicans talk about Wednesday’s 2015 budget presentation and legislation giving college students more flexibility for jury duty.
Rep. Cotter talks about Tuesday’s Senate passage of his HB5470, which would allow full-time college students to postpone jury duty to the end of the academic year if the student could prove that jury service would conflict with their studies. Rep. Cotter says he hears from CMU students in his Mt. Pleasant district that jury service can…
House Appropriations Committee Chairman Joe Haveman says the 2015 state budget that will be presented to the Legislature Wednesday reflects a significantly better Michigan economy but also cautions that lawmakers will still face challenges as they work on the state’s spending plan for the next fiscal year.
In this week’s roundtable discussion, we look ahead to Wednesday’s budget presentation and discuss “then vs. now.”
Rep. Franz reviews the weeks’ happenings at the state Capitol.
In this week’s member profile, we visit with Rep. Amanda Price of Ottawa County.
House Republicans talk about legislation regarding reselling game and concert tickets, a bill creating the framework for an intrastate stock exchange and February as American Heart Month.
Rep. Kelly talks about committee passage of his legislation permitting Michigan residents to resell tickets to sporting events and concerts above face value.
Rep. Jenkins talks about her legislation establishing a legal framework for local, intrastate stock exchanges in Michigan, as a means of advancing her equity crowdfunding law approved and signed in 2013.
Rep. O’Brien talks about Thursday’s American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women movement at the state Capitol in advance of American Heart Month in February.
House Republicans talk about income tax relief and infrastructure repairs.