Rep. Earl Poleski, R-Jackson; audio on projected state revenues

Rep. Poleski, a CPA, says higher-than-projected state revenues reflect a sell-off in stocks and securities at the start of the year as investors sought to avoid the possibility of higher federal taxes.   Poleski0516131 Poleski0516132 Poleski0516133 Poleski0516134

Rep. Joe Haveman, R-Holland; audio on state budget projections

Rep. Haveman says Wednesday’s revenue estimates showing state government taking in about a half-billion dollars more than forecast in January are a reflection of prudent management and an improving economy.   Haveman0515131 Haveman0515132 Haveman0515133 Haveman0515134

Rep. Bob Genetski, R-Saugatuck; audio on state budget projections

Rep. Genetski says despite state revenue forecasts showing the state taking in almost a half-billion more than estimated earlier in 2013, his constituents still are telling him to hold the line on state spending. Genetski0514131 Genetski0514132 Genetski0514133

Rep. Matt Lori, R-Constantine; audio on Medicaid reform testimony

Rep. Lori appeared Tuesday afternoon before the House Committee on Michigan Competitiveness and talked about how his new legislation that would reform Medicaid in Michigan was developed and the reasoning behind a proposed  four-year lifetime limit on receiving Medicaid.  The Committee will meet again Thursday for more testimony.   Lori0514131 Lori0514132 Lori0514133 Lori0514134

Rep. Dan Lauwers, R-Brockway; audio on Native America mascot replacement costs

Rep. Lauwers talks about his new legislation that would transfer $3 million in funding for the Michigan Department of Civil Rights to almost three dozen public schools that would have to replace their Native American-themed school mascots should the federal government rule in favor of a DRC complaint.   Lauwers0509131 Lauwers0509132 Lauwers0509133

Legislative Update for May 10, 2013

House Republicans talk about environmental standards for ballast water, free state park passports for disabled veterans and listening to constituents about Michigan’s roads.   Legislative Update for May 10, 2013

Rep. Dan Lauwers, R-Brockway; audio on ballast water standards

Rep. Lauwers talks about his measures calling on neighboring states and Canadian provinces to adopt ballast water standards equivalent to U.S. federal requirements in order to help protect the environment and provide uniform guidelines throughout the region.   Lauwers050912ballast2 Lauwers050913ballast1