Rep. Ray Franz, R-Onekama; audio on Military Families’ Relief Fund

Rep. Franz talks about House passage of his legislation that provides flexibility to the state’s Military Families’ Relief Fund, by allowing the Fund to provide assistance for individuals who are preparing to deploy.  The measure is now pending in the Michigan Senate.  

Legislative Update for October 4, 2013

House Republicans talk about how effective and efficient budgeting provided a smooth start to the fiscal year, comment on legislation that gets unreadable license plates off the road, and discuss prison privatization.    

Rep. Greg MacMaster, R-Kewadin; audio on prison cost savings

Rep. MacMaster talks about word Thursday that two private bids to operate a state prison fell short of the 10% savings required for the state to proceed.  Representative MacMaster says finding ways to develop a more effective and efficient government need to continue.