Rep. Joe Haveman, R-Holland; audio on jobs for parolees

Rep. Haveman talks about progress on a bi-partisan, three-bill package of legislation designed to help parolees find jobs once they leave prison.  Rep Haveman has spent much of his time in the House working on prison reform issues and says finding a former inmate a job is often the key to keeping him or her…

Legislative Update for January 27, 2014

In today’s roundtable edition, we look at House Republican efforts to combat human trafficking and reform mental health, as well as Michigan’s improving employment picture.

Rep. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City; audio on cap on state-owned land

Rep. Schmidt talks about his HB 5210 which repeals the current 4.6 million-acre cap on the amount of surface land that can be acquired by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.   The Schmidt legislation would also approve a new strategic plan for DNR land use and acquisition strategy.  Rep. Schmidt says the plan continues to be…

Legislative Update for January 21, 2014

House Republicans talk about human trafficking legislation pending in the full House and discuss Tuesday’s Energy and Technology Committee testimony on December’s ice storm and power outage.