Rep. Vaupel, the Chair of the House Health Policy Committee and one of the co-chairs of the CARES (Community, Access, Resources, Education, Safety) mental health task force, says a key message on the CARES report issued Wednesday is improved access to mental health services.
Rep. Canfield, a member of the CARES (Community, Access, Resources, Education, Safety) mental health task force that released its report at the Capitol Wednesday, says state policies need to reflect the challenges faced by veterans, increasing opioid abuse and a statewide approach to mental health issues.
Rep. Noble talks about his new legislation to provide continued tax relief to Michigan families paying city income taxes in Michigan, saying his western Wayne County constituents would benefit from keeping more of what they have earned.
Rep. Hauck talks about his legislation that allows Michigan families to continue claiming personal exemptions on income taxes in the wake of federal tax reforms being signed into law last month. Rep. Hauck’s bill also increases the state personal exemption from the current $4,000 to $4,300 for the 2018 tax year, with gradual increases reaching…
House Tax Policy Committee Chair Jim Tedder says a three-bill package introduced on Tuesday provides needed tax relief to Michigan families and seniors.
Rep. Calley talks about her legislative priorities for 2018, including tax policy, improved mental health services and reduced auto insurance costs.
Speaker Leonard talks with the Capitol press on the House floor Thursday afternoon about tax policy work during 2018. The Speaker says he wants to make sure there are no unintended consequences in state taxation resulting from the federal tax overhaul, adding he hopes to pursue additional tax relief.
Rep. LaSata talks about House passage Thursday of her HB 5112, which names a portion of Red Arrow Highway in Berrien County the “Trooper Robert J. Mihalik Memorial Highway” in honor of a state trooper killed in the line of duty in 1984 while he tried to arrest the suspect in Benton Township robbery.
Rep. Bizon talks about Thursday’s winter Consensus Revenue Estimating Conference at the state Capitol, saying projections for continued economic growth are promising, but adding the need to control spending also continues.
House Tax Policy Committee Chair Jim Tedder says the House will work to eliminate any ambiguity about the impact of federal tax changes on state tax policy, and says he will continue to look for tax policy changes he says will benefit Michigan families.
Rep. Kahle, the sponsor of a 2017 law that moved to start treating individuals trapped in human trafficking as victims under Michigan code, rather than criminals, talks about Thursday, January 11 as Human Trafficking Awareness Day and says human trafficking remains a problem close to home.
Rep. Frederick talks about HB 5126, now PA of 2017, which he says provides needed clarity to Michigan’s school seclusion and restraint law by allowing sworn law enforcement officers contracted to schools to perform their duties while better defining practices prohibited for school personnel.
House Health Policy Committee Chair Hank Vaupel talks about Wednesday’s signing of a bi-partisan package of legislation that provides additional opioid education, enhanced reporting, checks of medical histories and requires a legitimate doctor-patient relationship.
Rep. Griffin talks about the signing into law Wednesday of a series of bipartisan bills, including her own legislation, that extend opioid education in Michigan.
Rep. Bellino talks about the package signed into law by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley Wednesday, including his own legislation, designed to protect minors from opioid addiction.
Rep. Hornberger talks about her HB 5157, which would eliminate the current restriction on starting the school year before Labor Day. Rep. Hornberger’s plan would allow for a pre-Labor Day start of the school year, with no school on any Monday or Friday during August. A former teacher, Rep. Hornberger says more than 100 Michigan…