Rep. Dr. John Bizon, M.D., R-Battle Creek; audio on future of ACA in Michigan

Rep. Dr. John Bizon, M.D., who chairs the House budget panel on Medicaid, says reforms to the Affordable Care Act at the federal level might not have an impact on Medicaid in Michigan for several years, but adds that individuals with coverage through non-government entities could see changes sooner and that both health care and health…

Rep. Gary Howell, R-North Branch; audio on career technical education legislation

Rep. Howell talks about his legislation in a four-bill package designed to provide greater flexibility for high school students pursuing a path in career technical education.  Rep. Howell’s bill, currently pending in the Workforce and Talent Development Committee, would allow students to substitute a class in statistics for the state’s Algebra II requirement.  

Rep. Aaron Miller, R-Sturgis; audio on election clarification legislation

Rep. Miller talks about House passage Thursday of his legislation clarifying that when an elected official resigns or is removed from legislative office, that the resignation or removal remains in effect for the remainder of the term and that individual cannot seek the same office in the special election to fill the vacant seat.  Rep. Miller calls the…

Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Oshtemo Twp.; audio on government transparency legislation

Rep. Iden talks about his bill that would require the disclosure of all executive branch and state department salaries on their respective public Websites.  Rep. Iden testified on HB 4301 Thursday morning in the House Oversight Committee and worked to adopt an amendment that would exempt information about law enforcement and Corrections Officers in some…

Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona; audio on improved concealed weapons license processing

Rep. Cole talks about House Judiciary Committee approval Tuesday of his HB 4204, which allows the Secretary of State to share driver’s license photographs with the Michigan State Police for the processing of concealed weapons licenses.  Rep. Cole says the measure is common sense for all concerned.  The legislation now moves to the full House….