Rep. Phil Potvin, R-Cadillac, audio on school safety legislation

Rep. Potvin talks about legislation he is co-sponsoring that would create a 24-7 confidential hotline for individuals to report information that might help prevent violence and tragedies in Michigan’s schools.   Potvin0521131 Potvin0521132 Potvin0521133

Rep. Tom Leonard, R-DeWitt Twp.; audio on signing of legislation protecting vulnerable adults

  Rep. Leonard talks about the signing Tuesday of his legislation to strengthen the ability of the courts to impose stricter sentences upon those who embezzle from vulnerable adults – the elderly or mentally handicapped.  House Bill 4264 would allow judges to impose sentences consecutively on defendants convicted of multiple offenses under the Vulnerable Adult…

Legislative Update for May 17, 2013

House Republicans talk about a projected increase in state revenues, helping schools that might be forced to change Native American imagery and mascots, and legislation that assists school districts that need to make up snow days.   Legislative Update for May 17, 2013W

Rep. Earl Poleski, R-Jackson; audio on projected state revenues

Rep. Poleski, a CPA, says higher-than-projected state revenues reflect a sell-off in stocks and securities at the start of the year as investors sought to avoid the possibility of higher federal taxes.   Poleski0516131 Poleski0516132 Poleski0516133 Poleski0516134

Rep. Joe Haveman, R-Holland; audio on state budget projections

Rep. Haveman says Wednesday’s revenue estimates showing state government taking in about a half-billion dollars more than forecast in January are a reflection of prudent management and an improving economy.   Haveman0515131 Haveman0515132 Haveman0515133 Haveman0515134