Rep. Mary Whiteford, R-Casco Twp.; audio on expectations for State of the State

Rep. Whiteford, who chairs the budget subcommittee on the Department of Health and Human Services, looks ahead to Tuesday’s State of the State Address and says she hopes the Governor will touch on treating behavioral health issues in children.  Rep. Whiteford adds that she hopes to also hear about a continued focus on the expansion…

Rep. Beau LaFave, R-Iron Mountain; audio on Resolution overturning Governor’s EO

Rep. LaFave talks about why he voted Wednesday to overturn the Governor’s Executive Order restructuring the Department of Environmental Quality, saying that while he cherishes Michigan’s natural resources as a sportsman, the Governor’s order eliminates several citizen commissions, a move he says could actually harm the environment and limit public participation.      

Rep. Julie Alexander, R-Hanover; audio on House vote on rescinding Governor’s EO

House Agriculture Committee Chair Rep. Alexander speaks on the House floor Wednesday afternoon in support of HCR 1, which overturns the Governor’s Executive Order restructuring the Department of Environmental Quality.  Rep. Alexander says she is concerned the EO eliminates several oversight boards, a move she argues will negatively impact Michigan farmers.  

Rep. Jim Lower, R-Cedar Lake; audio on rescinding EO on DEQ reorganization

Rep. Lower testifies before the House Government Operations Committee Wednesday on his HCR 1, which rescinds Gov. Whitmer’s Executive Order reorganizing the Department of Environmental Quality.  Rep. Lower argues the EO has positive points, but also abolishes several citizen input committees created by the Legislature in 2018.