Rep. Bizon says he’s hearing from constituents about using technology to improve the quality of Michigan roads, ranging from suggestions for heated roadways to the possibility of what he calls “smart roads.” Rep. Bizon says better quality roads need to be a priority.
Rep. Rendon talks about economic development in northern Michigan, saying the Michigan Economic Development Corporation is helping to foster growth in rural and northern portions of the state and noting the result is careers and opportunities that Michigan residents would have considered unlikely only a decade ago.
Rep. Kahle talks about final House passage Thursday of her HB 5678, which maintains the ability of hospice organizations to attend to the intense and immediate medical needs of patients during end of life hospice care; that ability had been inadvertently jeopardized by the state’s new opioid laws.
Rep. Kahle talks about House passage Thursday of a two-bill package that creates the crime of cyberbullying in Michigan, essentially mirroring the state’s stalking laws, and provides for penalties of up to a year in jail for misdemeanor convictions and as many as ten years in prison for cases resulting in death. t
Rep. Lucido talks about House passage Thursday of his two-bill package that creates the crime of cyberbullying in Michigan, essentially mirroring the state’s stalking laws, and provides for penalties of up to a year in jail for misdemeanor convictions and as many as ten years in prison for cases resulting in death.
Rep. LaFave talks about House passage Wednesday of his HB 4106, which gives high school students the opportunity to earn course credit for completion of an internship or work study program.
Rep. Iden talks about House passage Wednesday of his legislation in a two-bill package that allows high school students to receive scholastic credit for internships and apprentice programs, a plan he says will help Michigan students be better prepared for a future career.
Rep. Hughes talks about House passage Wednesday of her legislation requiring motorists to maintain at least a three-foot distance to increase safety when passing a bicyclist. Over 39 states have some type of provisions in law regarding safe passing of bicyclists. According to a report by the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning, 38 bicyclists…
Rep. LaSata talks about the signing of her legislation designating the portion of Red Arrow Highway, between Glenlord and Hilltop roads the Trooper Robert J. Mihalik Memorial Highway, in honor of a Michigan State Police Trooper killed in the line of duty in Berrien County in 1984.
Rep. Iden talks about the additional $175 million in emergency road funding signed into law Tuesday.
Rep. Kahle talks about Tuesday’s signing of an extra $175 million emergency appropriation for 2018 road work in Michigan, saying a consistent message she has heard in her district is that extra money is needed for road repairs this year.
Rep. Bizon talks about the signing into law Tuesday of an additional $175 million for road work in 2018. Rep. Bizon says the lapsed budget dollars mean more money for road repairs this year, but says lawmakers need to continue to work on a longer-term solution.
Rep. Whiteford talks about her HB 4522, which assists parents of a stillborn baby through an additional Michigan income tax personal exemption. The legislation is currently pending in the House Tax Policy Committee. Rep. Whiteford says the measure is a small thing to do for Michigan families who have lost a child.
House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee Chair Jason Wentworth talks about House passage of his 5536, which encourages Michigan counties to establish and maintain veteran service offices through a new grant program. Under Rep. Wentworth’s proposal, each county with a veteran service office that satisfies pre-approved requirements would receive $25,000, plus an additional amount based…
Rep. LaFave speaks on the House floor Thursday prior to passage of his HB 5180, which would allow bow hunters with a disability that prevents them from firing a bow or cross bow to utilize a pneumatic airbow. Persons with a physical disability as defined in the bill may be issued a permit to use a…
Rep. VanderWall talks about the additional appropriation of $175 million in emergency road funding for 2018, saying the money will go directly to road repairs.