Rep. Beau LaFave, R-Iron Mountain; audio on protecting funding to UP communities

Rep. LaFave talks about his no vote on HB 5908, which re-calibrates some of the state’s reimbursement of lost Personal Property Tax revenue to local communities.  Rep. LaFave says he is concerned the measure could harm funding to some areas in his district and adds he will continue to work for more equity as the…

Rep. Dr. Ned Canfield, D.O.; audio on rural area health care legislation

Rep. Canfield talks about Tuesday’s House passage of his HB 5934, designed to provide better access to rural health care across Michigan.  Rep. Canfield says the legislation will provide at least $26 million for rural hospitals to help care for Medicaid patients, noting there are some rural facilities who will be able to continue operations…

Rep. Kim LaSata, R-Bainbridge Twp.; audio on motorist safety

With road construction season moving into full swing, Rep. LaSata reminds motorists that penalties, both fines and points, exist for speeding in highway work zones, and adds the caution also needs to be exercised around vehicles used by farmers and the Amish community.  

Rep. Holly Hughes, R-Montague; audio on Senate passage of victim statement legislation

Rep. Hughes talks about Senate passage Thursday of her HB 5407,  which requires convicted criminals to hear impact statements from victims or their families during a sentencing hearing.  The plan was submitted in response to a recent Muskegon County case where the convicted murderer of Rebekah Bletsch requested to leave the court before the victim statements. …