Rep. Beth Griffin, R-Mattawan; audio on October community round tables

Rep. Griffin talks about the veterans round table she’ll host Monday, October 2 from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at the American Legion in Paw Paw with special guest James Redford, the Director of the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency.  Rep. Griffin also announces the small business round table she will host on October 23 from…

Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland; audio on Palisades power plant announcement

Rep. Glenn, the Chairman of the House Energy Policy Committee, talks about Thursday’s announcement that the Palisades power plant in southwest Michigan will remain open until 2022, and the role VanBuren County Representative Beth Griffin played in efforts to keep the facility open four additional years.  

Rep. Gary Howell, R-North Branch; audio on House passage of local firearms legislation

Rep. Howell talks about House passage Wednesday of his HB 4616, which works to enforce a bi-partisan state firearms preemption law that has been on the books since 1990.  The Howell legislation would allow aggrieved citizens to file suit against municipalities and give courts the authority to overturn local ordinances not in compliance with the…

Rep. Hank Vaupel, R-Fowlerville; audio on House CARES mental health task force

Rep. Vaupel, co-chair of the bi-partisan House CARES (Community, Access, Resources, Education and Safety) Task Force that is focusing on mental health issues, talks about how the panel will be listening to individuals in northern Michigan in the coming week, and says he’s looking forward to hearing about how access and transportation affect services in…

Rep. Kim LaSata, R-Bainbridge Twp.; audio on legislation pending in Michigan Senate

Rep. LaSata talks about two pieces of legislation she has authored that have passed the Michigan House and that are now pending in the Michigan Senate.  House Bill 4336 would prohibit an individual from claiming a principal residence homestead exemption in Michigan if they also claim an exemption in another state, while HB 4302 is…

Rep. Dan Lauwers, R-Brockway Twp.; audio on legislation on public road fund raising

Rep. Lauwers talks about House passage Wednesday of his HB 4888, which allows fraternal organizations like  the Elks Lodge, Moose Lodge, Knights of Columbus, Fraternal Order of Police and Freemasons to fund raise on public roads.  Current Michigan law covers civic and charitable organizations, but tax code considerations require the codification of fraternal groups as…

Rep. Aaron Miller, R-Sturgis; audio on Secondary Road Patrol resolution

Rep. Miller talks about House passage Wednesday of his HCR 13, which extends Secondary Road funding to county sheriff’s departments so they can provide patrols to municipalities that have reduced their police departments because of economic hardship.  Four counties are affected, including Rep. Miller’s neighboring Branch County.