Rep. Kevin Daley, R-Lum Twp.; audio on success of “Donate Life” license plate

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. Bob Genetski, R-Saugatuck

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.  

Legislative Update for August 29, 2013

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. Tim Kelly, R-Saginaw Twp.

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. Joe Haveman, R-Holland

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.