Rep. VanderWall talks about the bipartisan legislation introduced Wednesday that subjects the office of the Governor to the Freedom of Information Act while creating a new Legislative Open Records Act.
Rep. LaFave says the government transparency legislation he introduced Wednesday is a response to what he has been hearing in his district.
Rep. Howell says the state government transparency legislation introduced at the state Capitol Wednesday will be one of his priorities in the new legislative term.
Rep. Runestad, the Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, talks about how committee members will spend time this legislative term studying how developing technologies like police body cameras and license plate readers impact the right to privacy and how members will work to find a balance between privacy and protection.
Rep. Bizon says as Michigan nears statistical full employment, the state needs to focus on a growing percentage of the population goes unseen in unemployment numbers because they are no longer actively looking for work.
Rep. Theis talks about her appointment Thursday as Chair of the House Insurance Committee, saying that insurance touches the lives of everyone and is a significant source of jobs in Livingston County.
Rep. Glenn talks about his appointment Thursday as the Chair of the House Energy Committee, and says he looks forward to fostering free market competition and lower energy rates.
Rep. VanderWall talks about meeting with Governor Snyder and other northern Michigan representatives Thursday to discuss career technical education and community colleges. Rep. VanderWall says careers in skilled trades are available across his district and adds he wants to make sure community college credits transfer to four-year universities.
Rep. Dan Lauwers comments on his appointment Thursday to the House Agriculture Committee for the 2017-2018 session of the Michigan House. Rep. Lauwers is serving as the House Floor Leader this term, which precludes him from serving as committee chair, but he says ag issues are key to his district and much of the state.
Rep. LaSata talks about her appointment Thursday to the House Appropriations Committee and discusses how she’ll oversee the state’s budget for higher education.
Rep. Canfield talks about his appointment as Chair of the Health and Human Services Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee. Rep. Canfield will oversee a budget of around $25 billion and says changes in federal policy will lead to opportunities in Michigan.
Rep. Mike Webber talks about his plan to let voters decide if the Michigan Legislature should be a part-time body.
Rep. Webber talks about his HJR A, which would put before Michigan voters a plan to make the Michigan Legislature a part-time body.
Rep. Barrett talks about his new legislation that will prohibit an individual from pointing a laser directly at, or in the path of, an aircraft. Rep. Barrett is a pilot in the Air National Guard and says lasers pose real risk to pilots and passengers.
Rep. Griffin talks about her legislation to provide school districts with more financial flexibility when funding energy conservation and operational improvements to school facilities. The bill is the first piece of legislation that Rep. Griffin has introduced in the Michigan House and she says it is focused on helping kids.
Rep. Graves talks about his new legislation to give qualified military veterans preference for jobs at the two homes for veterans in Michigan. Rep. Graves is a veteran himself and says experience tells him that the people who take the best care of veterans are veterans.