Rep. Ken Goike, R-Ray Twp.; audio on Unemployment Insurance drug testing legislation

Rep. Goike talks about House passage Thursday of his legislation that establishes a one-year pilot program that would deny Unemployment Insurance benefits to individuals who fail to pass or take a drug test as a condition for new employment.  Rep. Goike introduced the measure after a small business in his district hiring new employees found…

Rep. Tom Leonard, R-DeWitt Twp.; audio on House passage of team insignia legislation

Rep. Leonard talks about House passage Wednesday of his bill repealing a 1929 law that bans Michigan motorists from displaying an insignia of an organization they do not belong to on their vehicle.  Representative Leonard says the law hasn’t been enforced for years, but adds that an individual flying the flag of their favorite team…

Rep. Tim Kelly, R-Saginaw Twp.; audio on House Concurrent Resolution on Common Core

Representative Kelly says he thinks the House Concurrent Resolution on Common Core standards that the House Education Committee will consider Thursday is a well-crafted effort that reflecst the hours of testimony his special Common Core subcommittee took during the summer.  Rep. Kelly says he continues to receive input from lawmakers and Michigan residents on both…

Legislative Update for September 20, 2013

House Republicans talk about legislation that helps establish mental health courts, a new bill that lets motorists use technology to verify their auto insurance, and common sense reforms to hunting and fishing license purchases.