Rep. Mary Whiteford, R-Casco Twp.; audio on Kalamazoo River greenway plan

Rep. Whiteford talks about her meeting Friday with personnel from the Outdoor Discovery Center to discuss the development of the Kalamazoo River Greenway.  Rep. Whiteford helped facilitate a grant for the greenway and conducted hearings across the area during 2018.  Rep. Whiteford says her meeting Friday will chart a course for the implementation of plans…

Rep. Gary Howell, R-North Branch; audio on committee passage of lead testing legislation

House Natural Resources Committee Chair Gary Howell talks about Committee passage this week of a bi-partisan package of legislation that increases the frequency at which Michigan’s schools, day care facilities, universities and veterans facilities are tested for lead in their water.  The legislation is now before the full House for consideration.      

Rep. Joe Bellino, R-Monroe; audio on repeal of bottle bill

Rep. Bellino talks about his new package of legislation, HBs 6532-36, that would eliminate Michigan’s 42-year old bottle law at the end of 2022.  Rep. Bellino says the 1976 law is outdated and is now hurting recycling efforts, arguing Michigan’s environment would benefit from single-stream recycling.      

Rep. Mary Whiteford, R-Casco Twp.; on work on Committee on Committees

Rep. Whiteford talks about her work over the next few weeks on the special House Committee on Committees, that will make committee assignments for members of the Michigan House for the chamber’s 2019-2020 session.  Rep. Whiteford says that with more than three dozen new House members arriving at the Capitol in 2019, assigning committees, where…

Rep. Hank Vaupel, R-Fowlerville; audio on tanning bed legislation

Rep. Vaupel, the Chairman of the House Health Policy Committee, talks about his new HB 6450, which would prohibit minors from using a tanning device in a tanning facility.  Current Michigan law requires a signature from a parent or guardian for a minor to use a device at a tanning business, but Rep. Vaupel says…

Rep. LaFave of Iron Mountain discusses outdoor safety reforms.

Rep. LaFave talks about his plan to allow Michigan residents to carry a firearm without a hunting license in an area frequented by wild animals, a move to better protect people and add uniformity to the state’s firearms laws. The measure is pending in the House Natural Resources Committee.  

Rep. LaFave of Iron Mountain discusses outdoor safety reforms

Rep. LaFave talks about his plan to allow Michigan residents to carry a firearm without a hunting license in an area frequented by wild animals, a move to better protect people and add uniformity to the state’s firearms laws. The measure is pending in the House Natural Resources Committee.  

Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Oshtemo Twp.; audio on road improvements

Rep. Iden says Michigan’s improving economy means more money for rebuilding and repairing the state’s roads and bridges, and points to his own district in Kalamazoo County as an example as a community benefiting from upgraded streets and highways.