Rep. Holly Hughes, R-Montague; audio on Senate passage of victim statement legislation

Rep. Hughes talks about Senate passage Thursday of her HB 5407,  which requires convicted criminals to hear impact statements from victims or their families during a sentencing hearing.  The plan was submitted in response to a recent Muskegon County case where the convicted murderer of Rebekah Bletsch requested to leave the court before the victim statements. …

Rep. Gary Howell, R-North Branch; audio on House passage of youth hunting legislation

Rep. Howell, the Chair of the House Natural Resources Committee, talks about House passage this week of  HB 5711, which would amend state law to allow Michigan residents between the ages of 10 and 13 to hunt on public land.  Rep. Howell sponsored legislation signed into law early this year that expands youth hunting opportunities,…

Rep. Beau LaFave, R-Iron Mountain; audio on Committee passage of school safety legislation

Rep. LaFave talks about passage Wednesday by the House Appropriations Committee of his legislation, HB 5851, requiring schools to submit incident reports to a proposed statewide school safety commission. The reports would provide the commission with examples of how incidents and threats were handled to develop best practices for other Michigan schools to follow.  The…