Rep. Ben Frederick, R-Owosso; audio on Committee passage of skilled trades package

House Workforce and Talent Development Committee Chair Ben Frederick talks about Committee passage Tuesday of a bi-partisan package of legislation designed to help expand professional trade instruction in Michigan high schools by providing more career-oriented information and opportunities for students. Rep. Frederick argues that it is important to offer students pathways to careers that match their…

Rep. Kim LaSata, R-Bainbridge Twp.; audio on Adopt-a-River legislation

Rep. LaSata talks about passage by the House Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Committee Wednesday of her HBs 5155 and 5156, which place authority for the state’s Adopt-a-Waterway and Adopt-a-Shoreline program under the Department of Natural Resources. Rep. LaSata says current state policy doesn’t specifically designate who supervises the programs.  

Rep. Dr. John Bizon, M.D., R-Battle Creek; audio on disabled veterans license plates

Rep. Bizon talks about committee passage Tuesday of his HB 4830, which would allow honorably discharged veterans to have a state park passport fee waived if proof of their 100-percent disabled status is provided to the Secretary of State.  Disabled vets can currently access state parks for free with a disabled veteran plate, but Rep. Bizon…

Rep. Beau LaFave, R-Iron Mountain; audio on Senate school mascot legislation

Rep. LaFave talks about how he is fighting against SB 646, which could defund public schools that used mascots based on race or ethnicity.  Rep. LaFave points to several schools in his district that would be affected by the plan, adding that he hasn’t heard from a single constituent who says they find their local…