House Republican Legislative Update for October 23, 2013

House Republicans talk about legislation providing property tax exemptions for disabled veterans, a new law that requires criminals to pay full court-ordered restitution, even when their victim has died, and a plan that suspends Unemployment Insurance benefits for job applicants who fail or refuse to take a drug test.  

Legislative Update for October 22, 2013

House Republicans talk about putting more money back into the pockets of Michigan families and legislation to combat drug trafficking in the Upper Peninsula.    

Rep. Dan Lauwers, R-Brockway; audio on ignition interlock legislation heading to full House

Rep. Lauwers talks about his two-bill package of legislation that will make an effective drunk driving prevention program permanent.   Michigan sobriety courts have utilized a pilot ignition interlock program for three years, and Rep. Lauwers says the plan has been effective enough to warrant its use on a continuing basis.  The measure has been approved…