Rep. Markkanen says he is fighting against a state shut down next week, noting his area is home to many state employees who would be adversely affected if a budget is not in place when the 2020 fiscal year starts October 1.
Rep. O’Malley looks ahead to the start of the state’s fiscal year October 1, saying what happens in the next week and talk of a state shutdown are all part of a process, and that he expects a 2020 budget focused on the smart spending of taxpayer dollars to be in place.
Speaker Chatfield talks with Capitol reporters on the House floor on Thursday and says the passage of the state’s public education budget for the 2020 fiscal year was a bipartisan effort and that he looks forward to the Governor returning to negotiations to finish work on the complete state budget before the start of the…
Rep. Wakeman says he is pleased the Legislature sent the Governor a 2020 public education budget Thursday that he says supports education in a number of ways. Rep. Wakeman points to investments in career technical education and school safety as key features of the spending plan.
Rep. Green talks about the final House passage Thursday of the state’s public schools budget for the 2020 fiscal year that begins October 1, saying it reflects the priorities of families in the Thumb.
Rep. Bollin talks about House passage Thursday of the finalized state budget for public education in the fiscal year that starts October 1, saying it pumps more resources into Michigan classrooms.
Rep. Miller, the Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on School Aid, speaks on the House floor before final passage of the state’s education budget for the 2020 fiscal year Thursday, saying the plan is focused on priorities.
Rep. Kahle talks about final legislative passage Thursday of the state’s K-12 school budget for the fiscal year starting October 1. The budget now goes to the desk of the Governor.
Rep. O’Malley talks about final passage Thursday of the state’s K-12 school budget for the 2020 Fiscal Year, calling it good news for education and saying it gives school administrators a level of predictability. The plan is now before the Governor.
Rep. Hall talks about passage final passage Thursday of the state’s K-12 school budget for the 2020 Fiscal year that starts October 1. Rep. Hall says the bipartisan plan is now in the hands of the Governor.
Rep. LaFave talks about the state’s ban on flavored nicotine vaping products and the 14-day deadline the administration announced Wednesday for retailers to comply with the ban. Rep. LaFave says he is concerned the deadline will have not solve the vaping issue and will likely be subject to a court challenge.
Rep. Markkanen talks about passage this week by the House Ways and Means committee of his HB 4406, which expands the state’s Fostering Futures program to include scholarship opportunities for foster care students attending a skilled trades institution. Currently, Michigan students must attend a university, four-year college or a community college at least half the…
Rep. Paquette talks about how he is welcoming local clerks from Berrien County to the state Capitol Wednesday, saying a close connection with area officials is an important part of his job.
Rep. Wakeman talks about his testimony Tuesday in the House Transportation Committee on his House Bill 4965, which would provide local governments with more flexibility in deciding how to spend road repair money that has already been allocated and in determining which roads get repaired. Rep. Wakeman told the Committee that giving local governments better…
Rep. Iden talks about passage Tuesday by the House Regulatory Reform Committee of his HB 4916, that will provide a structural framework for regulating legalized gaming in Michigan, saying the issue is one of consumer protection. Rep. Iden says he continues to work with the administration on a rate at which gaming revenue would be…
Rep. Paquette talks about the tele-town hall meeting he will host Wednesday evening on car insurance reform with Rep. Jason Wentworth, the Chairman of the House Committee on Reducing Car Insurance rates.