Rep. Annette Glenn, R-Midland; audio on human trafficking hearing at Capitol

Rep. Glenn talks about her participation in a legislative hearing Thursday at the state Capitol on how human trafficking is impacting Michigan.  The House Appropriations Subcommittees on Health and Human Services and Health Policy will listen to testimony from a variety of experts.  January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month.  

Rep. Matt Hall, R-Marshall; audio on auto insurance reform

Rep. Hall looks back on 2019 and says auto insurance reform was the single biggest accomplishment at the state Capitol, pointing to a planned 55% decrease in Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association fees in 2020 as the first sign of significantly lower rates for Michigan motorists.  

Rep. Matt Hall, R-Marshall; audio on signing of gaming legalization legislation

Rep. Hall talks about the signing Friday by the Governor of a package of legislation, including legislation he sponsored, that legalizes sports betting in Michigan.  Rep Hall’s bill provides a regulatory framework for sports betting around the state and he adds that communities with casinos – such as Emmett Township in Calhoun County, where FireKeepers…

Rep. Matt Hall, R-Marshall Twp.; audio on Child Protective Services reforms

House Oversight Committee Chair Rep. Matt Hall talks about how the committee went to work in 2019 to review what he termed a troubling audit of Child Protective Services and how that review led to reforms to better protect vulnerable kids.  The reforms include a proposal to require CPS investigators to confirm the safety of…

Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield, R-Levering; audio on 2020 state budget

Speaker Chatfield talks with reporters on the House floor Tuesday after a series of votes to restore almost $600 million in vetoed line items in the state’s 2020 budget, while providing the Legislature with more of a role in funding shifts made by the State Administrative Board.  The Speaker also talked about the future of…

Rep. Mike Mueller, R-Linden; audio on 2020 budget resolution

Rep. Mueller, who served as a sheriff’s deputy prior to being elected a state Representative, says the 2020 budget resolution restores funding for secondary road patrols in the state and provides economic security for law enforcement.      

Rep. Graham Filler, R-DeWitt; audio on Supreme Court pay equity

House Judiciary Committee Chair Rep. Graham Filler talks about House passage Tuesday of his HCR 10, which gives justices of the Michigan Supreme Court their first pay raise since 2002.  Rep. Filler says a scenario where judges on the Court of Appeals were making more that Supreme Court Justices was developing.  Under the plan, Justices,…