Rep. Huizenga talks about Tuesday’s State of the State Address at the Capitol and says he hopes to hear the Governor talk about workforce development issues.
Rep. Wendzel talks about Tuesday’s State of the State Address, and says she hopes to hear about plans for roads and education. Her invited guest is community leader Jerry Price.
Rep. O’Malley looks forward to Tuesday’s State of the State Address and welcoming his guest for the evening, Benzie County Commissioner Evan Warsecke.
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. Green looks ahead to Tuesday’s State of the State Address at the Capitol and says his guest for the evening will be Huron County Commissioner Steve Vaughan.
Rep. Eisen looks ahead to Tuesday’s State of the State Address, saying he hopes to hear about areas where the Governor and the Legislature can work together, and some of his own priorities, like small, family businesses and professional trade development.
Rep. Calley speaks on the House floor on Thursday in support of her House Resolution 21, which declares February as American Heart Month in Michigan. Rep Calley says a sobering reality is that cardiovascular diseases are the number on killer of women in the United States.
Rep. O’Malley talks about plans to ban alcohol on several stretches of rivers in the Huron-Manistee National Forest, and says while the issue is a federal and not a state issue, he has been fielding calls on the situation and has been in touch with federal officials.
Rep. Hall looks forward to Tuesday’s State of the State Address, and talks about his guest, Oaklawn Hospital’s Richard Lindsey.
Rep. Graham Filler, R-DeWitt; audio on introduction of “raise the age” legislation for 17-year old offenders
Rep. Filler talks about legislation introduced Wednesday that would raise the age at which individuals are considered adults for the purposes of prosecuting and adjudicating criminal offenses, allowing 17-year-olds to be treated as minors within the juvenile system in most circumstances.
Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield, R-Levering; audio on Concurrent Resoltuion overturning Governor’s EO
Speaker Chatfield speaks on the House floor Wednesday evening, prior to the House vote to overturn the Governor’s Executive Order restructuring the Department of Environmental Quality. The Speaker says the vote reflected a concern that citizen participation on environmental decisions at the state level would be diminished under the plan.
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.
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. 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.
Rep. Whiteford says she is not in favor of raising additional taxes to pay for road repairs, and points to hundreds of millions of new dollars just now making their way into road work for the 2019 construction season.
Rep. VanSingel talks about the introduction Tuesday of his HB4125, which would direct $140 million to the state’s School Aid Fund. The Representative says that budget procedures before Christmas diverted and then replaced the $140 million with new tax revenue, but that residents in his district have encouraged him to reverse the changes.