Rep. Potvin, the author of the one-time law that allowed schools that exhausted their allotted six snow days in 2013 to add hours to existing school days, says he’s reviewing what he says is a complicated situation in 2014 and says the issue deserves a long-term solution.
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…
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.
This week’s legislative profile looks at Rep. Margaret O’Brien of Portage.
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…
House Republicans talk about a federal balanced budget amendment and look at mental health reform in Michigan.
House Criminal Justice Committee Chair Kurt Heise of Plymouth talks about an extensive package of human trafficking legislation he wants passed through his committee and the full House by this summer.
Rep. Lori, a member of the Michigan Mental Health and Wellness Commission that released its report earlier this week, says improving Michigan’s mental health system needs to be an ongoing process. Rep. Lori is the former Sheriff of St. Joseph County.
House Republicans talk about tougher penalties for human trafficking and new bipartisan legislation on teacher evaluations.
Rep. Kowall talks about Wednesday’s House passage of legislation making it a five-year felony to solicit a minor of the purpose of prostitution.
Rep. Heise speaks on the House floor Wednesday prior to passage of his legislation providing for the creation of a permanent Human Trafficking Commission in Michigan.
Rep. Zorn talks about Wednesday’s House passage of legislation toughening penalties for soliciting a minor for prostitution as another tool to combat human trafficking.
Rep. Margaret O’Brien, R-Portage; audio on House Education Committee testimony on teacher evaluation legislation
Rep. O’Brien talks about her testimony Wednesday before the House Education Committee on her legislation providing for research-based standards for teacher evaluation in Michigan. The Committee continues to take input on the two-bill, bi-partisan package.
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.
Rep. Joe Graves, R-Argentine Twp.; audio on House Energy and Technology testimony on December power outages
House and Energy and Technology Committee member Joe Graves talks about Committee testimony Tuesday regarding the December 2013 ice storm and related power outages.
Rep. Aric Nesbitt, R-Lawton; audio on Energy and Technology Committee hearings on December power outages
House Energy and Technology Committee Chair Aric Nesbitt talks about testimony before the Committee Tuesday on planning and response involving the December 2013 ice storm.