Rep. Franz speaks on the House floor Tuesday before the House of Representatives observed a moment of silence in honor of Michigan State Police Trooper Paul Butterfield, who died in the line of duty Monday.
Rep. Zorn talks about the start of the school year and his efforts to make bullying a misdemeanor and to give courts the option of ordering a psychological review of an individual convicted of bullying.
House Republicans talk about Medicaid reform, school funding, and legislation targeting bullying.
Rep. Kevin Daley, the sponsor of the legislation that created the state’s “Donate Life” license plate, talks about the plate’s success during a Lansing press conference Thursday. Rep. Daley was joined by 24-year old Katy Mather, who received the heart of Rep. Daley’s son, Thomas, who died in an accident in 2011. To date, sales…
Rep. Schmidt says the final House passage of Medicaid reform legislation on Tuesday was a tough vote, but one that will serve taxpayers well and result in a healthier Michigan.
Rep. Lori says the Medicaid reform legislation passed Tuesday by the House has been about improving on an imperfect product.
Rep. Pscholka says he thinks Michigan will be viewed as a national leader in Medicaid reform following Tuesday’s final House passage of the Medicaid overhaul legislation.
Rep. Bill Rogers, the Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on K-12 Education, says, as the new school year begins, Michigan students will benefit from a 3.4% increase in funding as well as pension and retirement reforms that direct more dollars toward the classroom.
Rep. Zorn says an issue he hears about frequently in his district is school bus safety and the need for motorists to pay more attention as the school year gets started.
Rep. Genetski says state lawmakers have a heavy agenda when the House returns to session on Tuesday, but adds the time he spent listening to his constituents this summer has given him a broad insight into what is on the minds of Allegan County residents.
House Republicans talk about sentencing reform, testimony on funding the implementation of Common Core, and what members are hearing from their constituents back in their districts.
Rep. Kelly talks about Wednesday’s final hearing of the House Education Subcommittee on Common Core Standards. The subcommittee heard 17 hours of testimony and will now compile a recommendation for consideration by the full House on continued funding for Common Core implementation.
Rep. Haveman talks about a joint House-Senate Judiciary Committee meeting Tuesday that took testimony on his legislation reforming Michigan’s mandatory juvenile life sentence law. The Haveman plan reflects a 2012 U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking down mandated life sentences for first degree murder. The committee will take further testimony in the weeks ahead.
Rep. Potvin’s public service announcement on school bus safety.
Rep. Outman’s PSA on West Nile Virus.
House Republicans talk about legislation establishing mental health courts, their thoughts on Michigan’s agriculture economy, and what they’re hearing from constituents this summer.