Rep. Mary Whiteford, R-Casco Twp.; audio on mental health crisis hotline legislation

Representative Whiteford talks about her HB 6202, which would establish a statewide mental health crisis hotline.  Representative  Whiteford testified on the legislation before the House Health Policy Committee Wednesday and says she thinks the plan, which would connect individuals going through a mental health crisis, or members of their family, with professional services, could save…

Rep. Kim LaSata, R-Bainbridge Twp.; audio on public university acountability

Rep. LaSata, the Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education, says the public university budget for the coming school year once again focuses on university accountability through expanded Title IX oversight.  Title IX prohibits sex discrimination in institutions that receive federal funding.  Since 2017, Michigan’s public universities have been required to submit reports…

Rep. Mary Whiteford, R-Casco Twp.; audio on recreational planning for Kalamazoo River

Rep. Whiteford, who chairs the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department of Environmental Quality, talks about her efforts to establish a broad-based recreational plan for the Kalamazoo River in Allegan County.  Three meetings have been held so far in the area under the direction of the Outdoor Recreation Center, and Rep. Whiteford says she hopes…

Rep. Sue Allor, R-Wolverine; audio on state action on PFAS

Rep. Allor, whose district includes the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base near Oscoda, talks about PFAS contamination in Michigan, and the $23 million already appropriated by the state to locate contamination, identify sources and oversee remediation.  

Rep. Mary Whiteford, R-Casco Twp.; audio on rural broadband legislation

Rep. Whiteford talks about her HB 5670, currently pending in the House Communication and Technology Committee, which is designed to encourage the expansion of broadband services to unserved and underserved areas of Michigan through the creation of a fund and governing board.  Rep. Whiteford says a similar system is already operating in Minnesota and has…