Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Oshtemo Twp.; audio on first responder protection legislation

Rep. Iden talks about a three-bill package, including his HB 4591, that would make it felony for anyone who targets or intimidates a member of a police, fire, corrections and emergency medical service departments.  The legislation will be before the full House this coming week.  Anyone found guilty could serve up to two years incarceration.  Mark…

Rep. Jim Tedder, R-Clarkston; audio on health care access legislation

Rep. Tedder talks about his legislative package to allow licensed physicians who meet certain eligibility criteria  to apply for an expedited license that authorizes him or her to practice in all other states that are members of the Medical Licensure Compact.  Rep. Tedder says the plan could bring expert health care to rural Michigan through…

Rep. Rob VerHeulen, R-Walker; audio on House passage of food tax prohibition

Rep. VerHeulen talks about House passage Thursday of his HB 4999, which prohibits local governments from imposing taxes on the manufacture, distribution and sales of food and beverages.    Rep. VerHeulen says local food and drink taxes in other parts of the United States have had a negative impact on jobs.  

Rep. Shane Hernandez, R-Port Huron; audio on Medal of Honor Resolution

Rep. Hernandez talks about House passage Tuesday of his HCR 14, which calls on Congress to award the Medal of Honor to Marlette-area Civil War soldier Thomas Henry Sheppard.  Sheppard, a Union flag bearer, was wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg, captured by the Confederates and held prisoner for a year and a half, hiding…

Rep. Dr. Ned Canfield, D.O., R-Sebewaing; audio on rural and underserved medical care

Rep. Canfield, the Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, says as the new fiscal year begins, the Early Primary Care Program, a program designed to get more physicians into both rural and urban underserved areas in Michigan, is part of the state spending plan.  Rep. Canfield says the Early Primary…