Rep. Bill Rogers, R-Brighton; audio on technology emphasis of state education budget

Rep. Rogers, the Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on K-12 funding, says the state’s education budget for 2014 has an emphasis on putting more technology into the classroom.    K-12 funding will see an increase of $440 million in 2014, including $40 million for early childhood education and more than $100 million committed to paying…

Legislative Update for June 21, 2013

House Republicans talk about their in-district work period, saving lives through defibrillator drills and legislation that would require millage increase votes to take place during November elections.   Legislative Update for June 21, 2013

Rep. Dan Lauwers, R-Brockway; audio on introduction of millage election legislation

Rep. Lauwers talks about his legislation to help ensure voter participation and save taxpayer dollars by requiring all millage increase ballot proposals to be placed on November general elections.  The legislation is the first of five bill ideas from a constituent-driven legislative contest sponsored by Lauwers.  Mark Shrapnell of St. Clair contacted Lauwers with the…