Rep. Graves talks about House passage Wednesday of his HB 4048, which requires the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to give preference to veterans when hiring for veterans facilities under their supervision.
Rep. Griffin talks about passage Tuesday by the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee of a four-bill package, including legislation she authored, to add greater flexibility in the Michigan Merit Curriculum to allow for more students to take advantage of career technical education opportunities.
Rep. Gary Howell, R-North Branch; audio on committee passage of career technical education legislation
Rep. Howell talks about passage Tuesday by the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee of a four-bill package that provides added flexibility within the Michigan Merit Curriculum for students pursuing a path in career technical education.
Rep. Allor talks about the introduction Tuesday of a four-bill package, including a bill she is sponsoring, that enables law abiding citizens to carry concealed pistols without obtaining a government-issued permit. Rep. Allor says the measure is a common-sense approach to what should be a straightforward issue.
Rep. Hoitenga talks about the introduction Tuesday of a four-bill package that enables law abiding citizens to carry concealed pistols without obtaining a government-issued permit. Rep. Hoitenga is the sponsor of one of the bills in the package, and says as someone who teaches gun safety, the plan emphasizes rights and personal responsibility.
Rep. Kahle talks about House passage Wednesday of her HB 4219, which makes victims of human trafficking eligible for a deferred sentence or parole. The legislation, which was Rep. Kahle’s first bill to pass the House and which passed unanimously, moves toward what Rep. Kahle says is her goal of making sure human trafficking victims are…
Rep. Griffin talks about her new legislation that directs the Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Commission to develop new curriculum that will educate Michigan students on prescription opioid drug abuse. Rep. Griffin says helping young Michiganders understand that prescription drugs are addictive could save lives.
Rep. Bellino talks about legislation he introduced on Wednesday that would provide new liability protection for pharmacists by allowing parents to sign a form giving permission to a pharmacist to dispense a prescribed opioid to a minor.
Rep. Joe Bellino, R-Monroe; audio on new legislation ending tax disadvantage for police and fire retirees
Rep. Bellino talks about his new legislation helping Michigan public safety professionals who were born after 1952 and were retired before 2013 that allows them to claim the same sort of income tax deductions already allowed for retirees covered by Social Security. A similar fix for retirees born before 1953 and not covered by Social Security became part…
Rep. Beau LaFave talks about House passage Tuesday of his legislation that allows the Secretary of State to share photographs taken for official state personal identification cards with the Michigan State Police for the processing of concealed weapons licenses.
Rep. Cole talks about House passage Tuesday of his HB 4204, which allows the Secretary of State to share photographs taken for operator’s or chauffeur’s license with the Michigan State Police for the processing of concealed weapons licenses. Rep. Cole says the measure falls in line with calls he hears in his district to eliminate…
Rep. Maturen talks about the reintroduction Tuesday of his legislation that closes the “dark store” loophole, a tactic he says some large retail corporations have used to dramatically reduce the taxes on their properties. Rep. Maturen is a licensed real estate appraiser. He proposed similar legislation that was approved by the House in 2016 but that…
Rep. Lucido talks about his testimony Tuesday in the House Commerce and Trade Committee on his HB 4011, which would keep Michigan on Daylight Saving Time year-round and eliminate the twice-a-year time change. Rep. Lucido says he hears from people around Michigan about ending the time changes. The legislation remains under consideration by the committee….
Speaker of the House Tom Leonard, R-DeWitt; audio on House passage of government transparency legislation
Speaker Leonard talks to reporters on the House floor Wednesday after 10 108-0 votes on a 10-bill package that subject the Michigan Legislature to a new Legislative Open Records Act and the executive office to the Freedom of Information Act, saying the support demonstrates the broad-based backing the plan enjoys.
Rep. Barrett talks about House passage Thursday of his HB 4063, legislation that will prohibit an individual from pointing a laser directly at, or in the path of, an aircraft.
Rep. Bizon talks about House passage Thursday of legislation subjecting the House and executive office to open records legislation.