Rep. Laura Cox, R-Livonia; audio on first House passage of omnibus state budget for 2019 Fiscal Year
Rep. Cox speaks with Capitol reporters Tuesday evening, following House passage of the state’s omnibus budget for Fiscal Year 2019, which she says contains government spending while focusing on priorities like school safety and roads. The measure now moves to the Michigan Senate, while the House will prepare to review budget plans coming over from…
Rep. Kelly, the Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on School Aid, says the spending plan approved by the House Tuesday afternoon will provide record funding for Michigan’s K-12 schools during the 2018-2019 school year.
Rep. VerHeulen speaks on the House floor Tuesday, before initial House passage of the state’s omnibus budget for the 2019 Fiscal Year, saying the spending plan focuses on school safety and roads.
Rep. Vaupel talks about his HB 5810, which expands the criteria for individuals needing assisted outpatient treatment if they pose a significant threat of physical harm to themselves or others. The legislation will be taken up on Wednesday in the House Health Policy Committee, where Representative Vaupel serves as chairman. The plan stems from the…
House Law and Justice Committee Chair Rep. Klint Kesto talks about Tuesday’s continuing testimony on a 30-bill package designed to better protect both Michigan youth and adults from sexual predators and to avoid a repeat of the Larry Nassar case. Representative Kesto says the Committee benefited Tuesday by hearing from members of the health care…
Speaker Leonard talks with reporters on the House floor Thursday and says he is pleased with the progress of the work done by the House Law and Justice Committee this week on the multi-bill, bipartisan package that came out of the House inquiry into the Larry Nassar scandal at Michigan State.
Rep. Iden talks about his testimony this week before the House Law and Justice Committee on his legislation toughening the penalties for violations of Michigan’s child pornography laws. HB 5794 is part of a bipartisan reform plan developed following the House’s inquiry into the recent Larry Nassar scandal.
Rep. Hughes talks about her resolution to oppose the “kayak tax” proposed by the Michigan State Waterways Commission to require all kayaks, canoes and paddle boards to be registered with the state.
House Health Policy Committee Chair Rep. Hank Vaupel, who co-chaired the House C.A.R.E.S. (Community, Access, Resources, Education and Safety) Task Force in 2017, says more than 40 of the recommendations made by C.A.R.E.S. have found their way into legislation, including providing better approaches to substance abuse and the corrections system.
Rep. Mary Whiteford, R-Casco Twp.; audio on testimony on legislation setting standards for invasive medical treatments
Rep. Whiteford talks about testifying in the House Law and Justice Committee Tuesday on her legislation to set standards for sensitive medical procedures while expanding record retention requirements to 15 years for such examinations in order to protect patients.
House Law and Justice Committee Chair Klint Kesto talks about the first day of committee hearings Tuesday on a bi-partisan package of reform legislation geared toward protecting minors and individuals who might be sexually abused in a professional setting.
Rep. Beau LaFave, R-Iron Mountain; audio on Waterways Commission proposal on registering small watercaft
Rep. LaFave talks about a recent proposal by the Michigan State Waterways Commission that would require all kayaks, canoes and paddle boards to be registered with the state, saying the plan would subject such craft to new, and in his view, unnecessary, fees.
House Elections and Ethics Committee Chair Aaron Miller talks about Committee passage Thursday of Senate legislation that would modernize Michigan’s voter registration system by giving qualified voters the option to register online.
Rep. LaSata, the Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Ed, talks about subcommittee passage Thursday of the state’s 2019 public university budget, including language requiring Michigan’s public colleges and universities to be transparent with Title IX reporting or face a 10-percent reduction in future state funding.
Rep. Klint Kesto, R-Commerce Twp.; audio on introduction of child and student protection legislation
House Law and Justice Committee Chair Rep. Klint Kesto talks about the introduction Wednesday of legislation designed to better protect young Michigan residents and students in the wake of the House inquiry into the Larry Nassar scandal at Michigan State University.
Rep. LaSata talks about the introduction Wednesday of a package of bipartisan legislation flowing out of the House inquiry into the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal. The package includes enhanced penalties for aggravated distribution, production, and financing of child pornography, as well as new penalties for individuals who abuse their positions of authority to prohibit…