Rep. Joe Bellino, R-Monroe; audio on Senate committee testimony on opioid legislation

Rep. Bellino talks about testimony in the Senate Health Policy Committee Tuesday on a package of bipartisan legislation, including a bill of his own, that targets Michigan’s opioid drug epidemic.  The Bellino legislation requires the permission of a parent or guardian for a physician to prescribe an opioid.  He says he expects the legislation to…

Rep. Wentworth invites residents to September office hours

State Rep. Jason Wentworth of the 97th District will sponsor September office hours for residents of Arenac, Gladwin, Clare and Osceola counties. “In an effort to be even more available to constituents, I have changed my office hours schedule,” Rep. Wentworth said. “Local office hours is one of my top priorities, and I invite everyone…

Rep. Beth Griffin, R-Mattawan; audio on more dollars for the classroom

Rep. Griffin talks about how public schools start the 2017-2018 school year with record high funding, and adds that measures like her new law (PA 23 of 2017) allowing schools to make energy improvements while using cost savings to pay for the upgrades, are also putting more dollars into the classroom.