Rep. O’Malley looks back at a week when the House passed its version of the 2020 state budget and says he’s encouraged by efforts on road and school funding as the process continues.
House Approps Chair Rep. Shane Hernandez, R-Port Huron; audio on passage of House version of 2020 budget
Rep. Shane Hernandez, the Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, says the House this week approved a budget for the state’s 2020 Fiscal Year that makes sure all taxes paid at the pump go to transportation, and that smart adjustments have been made to fund priorities.
Rep. Bollin talks about how she amended the 2020 Michigan Department of Transportation budget during House debate Thursday to include language for a study on the viability of toll roads in Michigan.
House Appropriations Transportation Subcommittee Chair Rep. Matt Maddock talks about the 2020 transportation spending plan that will go to the House this week, saying it directs all state tax dollars collected at the pump to Michigan roads.
Rep. Albert, the Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee that oversees spending for the Michigan Department of Corrections, says the 2020 spending plan for Corrections works to improve staffing and make efficiencies in a departmental budget that accounts for about one-fifth of the state’s unrestricted expenditures.
Rep. Markkanen talks about House passage of his amendment to the state’s 2020 Department of Corrections budget that includes funding to study potential locations for a training academy for corrections officers. The Markkanen amendment adds the former Ojibway Correctional Facility to existing budget language.
Rep. Cole, who has worked as an outdoor guide in the past, talks about Free Fishing Weekend in the state on June 8 and 9. Anglers can fish without a license this weekend, although weight and limit regulations still apply.
Rep. Maddock, who chairs the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Michigan Department of Transportation, talks about the transportation funding plan his committee is offering to the House. Rep. Maddock says plans to learn the value of assets like the Bluewater Bridge also take into account the huge capital costs involved in their on-going maintenance.
Rep. Hauck talks about his HB 4108, which adds physical therapists and physical therapist assistants to the list of individuals required to report suspected child abuse or child neglect. The bill is now pending before the full Michigan House.
Rep. Paquette talks about a visit to the state Capitol Tuesday by some of his former students at Niles New Tech, where he taught prior to his election to the House in 2018.
Rep. Sheppard talks about his HB 4199, which increases the penalty for texting while driving in Michigan. The plan raises the penalty from $100 for a first violation to $250, and from $200 for a second violation up to $500. HB 4199 is part of a bipartisan package that would add reading an email or…
Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield, R-Levering; audio on signing of auto insurance reform legislation
Speaker Chatfield talks before the signing of SB 1, auto insurance reform legislation, at Mackinac Island Thursday, saying the legislation reflects what state Representatives have heard around the state and calling the plan an example of what can happen when the two sides work together.
Rep. Johnson talks about his HB 4369, which allows parents and local school boards the option of determining the start date for their local school system, rather than being forced to wait until after Labor Day. The legislation has been approved by the House Education Committee and is currently pending before the House Ways and…
Rep. Green talks about how the auto insurance reform plan approved by the Legislature last week will impact his neighbors in Huron and Tuscola Counties.
Rep. Jack O’Malley, R-Lake Ann; audio on continuing road reform work by House Transportation Committee
House Transportation Committee Chair Jack O’Malley talks about the Committee’s look at road funding this past week, including information on how fines from overweight trucks goes to Michigan libraries. The Representative also looks ahead to the final week of intensive road hearings in the week ahead.
Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield, R-Levering; audio on House passage of auto insurance reform legislation
Speaker Chatfield addresses the House Friday afternoon before passage of auto insurance reform legislation.