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.
Rep. Kelly talks about his plan to reduce the state income tax rate from a proposed 4.15% to 4.05% in 2015.
Rep. Farrington talks about his new legislation that provides for the income tax rate to be reduced by 0.1 percent every year there is general fund growth of more than $300 million.
Rep. Somerville talks about his HB 5265, which would reduce the Michigan income tax rate on Oct. 1, 2014, from 4.25 percent to 4.15 percent. An additional rollback in 2015 would take the rate to 4.05 percent.
Transportation and Infrastructure Committee member Mike McCready says the approaching pothole season underscores the need for continued solutions to maintain and repair Michigan roads.
House Republicans talk about snow days, new methods for recovering oil and helping parolees find and keep jobs.
House Energy and Technology Committee Chair Aric Nesbitt of Lawton talks about Tuesday’s hearing on his legislation that would establish the framework for the use of C02 gas to recover additional oil from Michigan oil fields.