Rep. Mike Mueller, R-Linden; audio on jail reform package

Rep. Mueller, a retired sheriff’s deputy, talks about the package of jail-reform legislation unveiled at the Capitol Wednesday, saying that the public benefits when jail is meant for individuals posing a threat to public safety, rather than people with unpaid tickets.

Rep. Jack O’Malley, R-Lake Ann; audio on Wednesday’s COVID-19 response committee meeting

Rep. O’Malley talks about Wednesday’s meeting of the Joint Select Committee on the COVID-19 Response and testimony from Michigan State Police Captain Kevin Sweeney, who oversees the state’s Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division. Rep. O’Malley says he’s troubled by Monday’s statewide emergency alert on masks, poor communication and the fact that Captain Sweeney assumed…

Rep. Matt Hall, R-Marshall; audio on COVID-19 swab production in Michigan

Rep. Hall, the Chair of the Joint Select Committee on the State’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, talks about Wednesday’s committee testimony from Dearborn manufacturer Al Siblani, who says he has made repeated efforts to provide 3-D printed swabs to the state but has never heard a definitive answer.