Rep. Leonard talks about a four-bill package of legislation that would establish a framework for setting up mental health courts in Michigan. A former Assistant Prosecutor, Rep. Leonard says effective treatment is preferable to costly and ineffective incarceration.
Rep. Genetski says that his constituents tell him they want to see Detroit rebound to the economic powerhouse it once was, but that they don’t favor any kind of bailout.
Rep. VerHeulen talks about how the conversations he has with constituents in the district impact his work at the Capitol in Lansing.
Rep. Victory, a member of the House Agriculture Committee and a farmer and distributor himself, talks about how better growing conditions in Michigan in the summer of 2013 have helped agriculture and have impacted the state’s economy.
House Republicans hear about energy and technology needs in rural Michigan and continue to gather information on Common Core standards for public education.
Rep. Outman talks about his tour this week of local Internet and energy-related businesses in his district with the Chair of the House Energy and Technology Committee, Rep. Aric Nesbitt of Lawton.
Rep. Nesbitt, the chair of the House Energy and Technology Committee, talks about his tour this week of rural communities in central Michigan and how he listened to the employees and managers of local Internet and energy companies about the challenges they face.
Rep. Kelly, the Chair of the House Education Subcommittee on Common Core Standards, talks about Wednesday’s 5 1/2 hour hearing in Lansing. Rep. Kelly says robust testimony was given from both sides of the issue.
Rep. Jenkins’ school bus safety public service announcement.
Rep. Leonard’s school bus safety public service announcement.
Rep. Outman talks about the August 15th visit to his mid-Michigan district of Rep. Aric Nesbitt, the Chair of the House Energy and Technology Committee.
Rep. Outman’s Public Service Announcement on school bus safety.
House Republicans talk about victims’ rights issues and legislation designed to make the state a better neighbor. Legislative Update for August 9,2013
Rep. Genetski talks about his HB 4929, which would allow payments from the Michigan Forest Development Fund to reimburse local municipalities for the costs of fighting wildfires on state land. Rep. Genetski says that currently, local governments are frequently stuck with the costs of putting out fires on state property. Genetski0821131 Genetski0821132 Genetski0821133
Rep. Lauwers talks about the August 13th public town hall meeting he’ll host on agriculture issues with House Agriculture Committee Chair Kevin Daley. Lauwers0807131 Lauwers0807132 Lauwers0807133
Representative Victory says he’s pleased that his district in western Michigan is benefiting from both out-of-state and out-of-country tourism. Victory0806131 Victory0806132 Victory0806133