Rep. Eric Leutheuser, R-Hillsdale; audio on House passage of road patrol resolution

Rep. Leutheuser talks about House passage Wednesday of HCR 13, which will provide for Secondary Road Patrol funding in his district and several other areas across Michigan.  The plan extends Secondary Road funding to county sheriff’s departments so they can provide patrols to municipalities that have reduced their police departments because of economic hardship.  

Rep. Beth Griffin, R-Mattawan; audio on opioid legislation pending in Michigan Senate

Rep. Griffin talks about her HB 4407, currently pending in the Michigan Senate, which requires the creation of grade-appropriate student curricula addressing the risks associated with prescription drug abuse.  Rep. Griffin, a former 8th grade teacher and the mom of two middle school students, says it’s crucial to educate students about the dangers of addiction…

Rep. Bronna Kahle, R-Clinton; audio on signing of election date legislation

Rep. Kahle talks about the signing into law of HB 4892, which provides a one-time solution for several communities across Michigan, including Tecumseh in her own district, dealing with a mix-up over the filing deadline for candidates seeking local office.  A state law passed in 2014 requires nominating petitions for candidates to be filed at least 15…

Rep. Holly Hughes, R-Montague; audio on new legislation for foster parents and kis

Rep. Hughes talks about her HB 4955, introduced Thursday, that makes it clear that a state agency should not consider the legal possession of a firearm or the possession of a concealed pistol license when placing children into foster care or adoption.  Rep. Hughes says with a shortage of foster parents in Michigan, the  state needs…

Speaker of the House Tom Leonard, R-DeWitt; audio on auto insurance reform

Michigan House Speaker Tom Leonard talks to reporters on the House floor Thursday afternoon, saying that auto insurance reform continues to be a priority and that bipartisan negotiations between himself and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan are coming close to a solution to an issue that has vexed Michigan leaders for years.  

Rep. Jim Tedder, R-Oakland County; audio on bill codifying Patriot Week in Michigan

Rep. Tedder talks about his testimony Wednesday in the House Government Operations Committee on his HB 4856, which designates September 11 through the 17 as Patriot Week in Michigan.  Rep. Tedder was joined by Oakland Circuit Court Judge Michael Warren.  The week would focus on American ideals and history.  The Legislature has passed Resolutions proclaiming…

Rep. Joe Bellino, R-Monroe; audio on Senate committee testimony on opioid legislation

Rep. Bellino talks about testimony in the Senate Health Policy Committee Tuesday on a package of bipartisan legislation, including a bill of his own, that targets Michigan’s opioid drug epidemic.  The Bellino legislation requires the permission of a parent or guardian for a physician to prescribe an opioid.  He says he expects the legislation to…

Rep. Wentworth invites residents to September office hours

State Rep. Jason Wentworth of the 97th District will sponsor September office hours for residents of Arenac, Gladwin, Clare and Osceola counties. “In an effort to be even more available to constituents, I have changed my office hours schedule,” Rep. Wentworth said. “Local office hours is one of my top priorities, and I invite everyone…