Rep. Kim LaSata, R-Bainbridge Twp.; audio on Summer Reading Contest

Rep. LaSata says students in First through Fifth Grades still have about three weeks to participate in her summer reading contest.  Bookmarks are available at local libraries and at Rep. LaSata’s House Website, and when a student finishes reading 10 books they can return the bookmark to the library.  Rep. LaSata says a bookmark will…

Rep. Dr. John Bizon, M.D.; audio on legislation update student athlete concussion law

In a week when many Michigan high school athletes begin practicing, Rep. Bizon talks about his HB 4531, which updates the state’s student athlete concussion law to require a regular review of materials, and concussion symptom training for coaches, volunteers and other adults at least every three years.  Rep. Bizon says treatments and protocols for…

Rep. Jim Tedder, R-Clarkston; audio on career technical education initiatives

Rep. Tedder talks about work in the Legislature to add more flexibility in high school graduation requirements to allow courses in skilled trades, like coding, to qualify for credit.  HBs 4315-4318 are out of the House and currently pending in the Michigan Senate.  Representative Tedder, the Chair of the House Tax Policy Committee, says Michigan…

Rep. Sue Allor, R-Wolverine; audio on fighting chronic wasting disease in deer

Rep. Allor, the Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department of Natural Resources, says the state’s 2018 budget that takes effect in October will include a $1 million appropriation to combat and study chronic wasting disease in Michigan’s whitetail deer population, calling the issue a threat to both the livelihoods and traditions of…

Rep. Beth Griffin, R-Matawan; audio on summer road work

Rep. Griffin says as she meets with constituents this summer one of the topics she continues to hear most about is roads, adding while people don’t like to see orange barrels on the route they drive every day,  local roads are starting to get the attention they need.  Rep. Griffin notes the 2018 construction season…

Rep. Peter Lucido, R-Macomb County; audio on new law increasing juror compensation

Rep. Lucido talks about his HB 4209, now Public Act 51 of 2017, that increases juror pay in Michigan by $5 per day, the first increase since 2003, while boosting mileage reimbursement for jurors.  The plan also allows for the statewide use of juror management software.  Representative Lucido says additional pay for jurors after almost…