Rep. Johnson talks about his new legislation that would allow Michigan voters to take a picture of their ballot. Michigan Secretary of State rules prohibit voters from taking photos of their ballots, although 20 states currently allow ballot selfies to be taken by voters.
Rep. VanderWall talks about his new legislation that gives high school students more flexibility in choosing or considering future careers. The Rep. VanderWall bill eliminates the expiration of a program that allows a foreign language requirement to be met by taking a career technical education class or a visual/performing arts course to graduate from high school.
House Elections and Ethics Committee Chair Aaron Miller talks about Committee passage Thursday of his HB 4208, which specifies that the resignation from office of a state Senator or state Representative remains in effect for the balance of the legislative term.
Rep. Bizon, a physician who helps oversee the state’s DHHS budget and Medicaid spending, says with $20 billion spent annually on health-related programs in Michigan, he is concerned that there is limited evidence suggesting Michigan residents are getting healthier.
Rep. Leutheuser speaks on the floor of the Michigan House Wednesday prior to passage of his HB 4057, which designates US-12 in the city of Jonesville as the “James Bondsteel Memorial Highway”. A Jonesville High School graduate, James Bondsteel was a U.S. Army Sergeant who received the Medal of Honor during the war in Vietnam…
Two months into the 99th Legislature, Rep. Iden says his new task as Chair of the House Regulatory Reform Committee is becoming focused on removing unnecessary regulations on small and local businesses in Michigan.
House Law and Justice Committee Chair Klint Kesto talks about a two-bill package (HBs 4063-4064) which would criminalize pointing a laser, or some other directed energy device, at an aircraft with the intent to damage it or interfere with its operation. Rep. Kesto says the legislation could be sent to the full House as soon as…
Rep. Barrett, who currently serves in the Michigan Army National Guard as a helicopter pilot, talks about testimony in the House Law and Justice Committee Tuesday on a two-bill package that will prohibit an individual from pointing a laser directly at, or in the path of, an aircraft. Rep. Barrett says higher-capability lasers are posing…
Speaker Leonard talks to reporters on the House floor early Thursday after the House failed to approve HB 4001, legislation he says would keep the legislative promise to roll the state income tax rate back to 3.9%.
Rep. Chatfield talks about revisions in his HB 4001, which is now slated to roll back the state’s income tax rate to 3.9% over the next four years. The measure is set for final passage in the House.
Rep. Canfield, a family physician in Michigan’s Thumb, speaks on the House floor Tuesday prior to passage of his HR 25, which designates February 19-25 as Family Medicine Week in Michigan.
Rep. Miller, who chairs the budget panel for the Michigan State Police, says he’s reviewing a spending plan that would provide for 100 new state troopers and allow for the hiring of 14 new positions, or full-time equivalents, in the MSP Forensic and Firearms labs.
Rep. Griffin talks about the rollout Thursday of the Republican Action Plan for the Michigan House for 2017-2018, saying she likes the emphasis on providing rural broadband and a renewed focus on career technical education.
Rep. LaFave talks about the roll-out of the Republican agenda for the 2017-2018 session of the Michigan House Thursday, saying he’s especially pleased to see a focus on lowering auto insurance rates and a renewed focus on career technical education.
Rep. Kahle says the agenda for 2017-2018 House session announced by House Republicans Thursday focuses on an issue she hears about a lot: career training. Rep. Kahle adds she’s pleased there will also be a focus on providing better services for seniors.
Rep. VanderWall says he is pleased that the legislative agenda for 2017-2018 unveiled at the Capitol on Thursday has a strong emphasis on skilled trades training, saying employers in his district have jobs they need to fill.