Rep. Kathy Crawford, R-Novi; audio on House passage of kinship care legislation.

Rep. Crawford talks about House passage Tuesday of a bipartisan, two-bill package of legislation creating a kinship care advisory council. Rep Crawford says grandparents, godparents, step-parents or any adult who has a kinship bond with a child, and who steps up to become the primary caregiver for a child when the child’s biological parents are…

Rep. Jack O’Malley, R-Lake Ann; audio on road funding proposal

House Transportation Committee Chair Jack O’Malley talks about a new bill package that ensures all state taxes paid at the gas pump go to fixing roads, with a priority on roads managed by local municipalities such as counties, cities and villages. The measures would phase out the 6 percent sales tax drivers already pay on…

Rep. Hank Vaupel, R-Fowlerville; audio on telemedicine legislation

House Health Policy Committee Chair Rep. Hank Vaupel, talks about a six-bill package, which includes his own legislation, to expand the definition of telemedicine in Michigan. Rep. Vaupel says allowing patients to communicate with a physician remotely from home will increase access to health care. Referencing COV-19, Rep. Vaupel says an additional benefit of telemedicine…

Rep. Julie Alexander, R-Hanover; audio on legislation updating child car seat standards.

Rep. Alexander talks about passage by the House Transportation Committee Tuesday of her HB 4600, which she says will update what she calls the state’s simplistic standards for children and car seats. Rep. Alexander says the new standards are uniform, accepted benchmarks backed by science that families, children and law enforcement can implement to keep…

Rep. Diana Farrington, R-Utica; audio on RTA flexibility

Rep. Farrington talks to reporters on the House floor about her plan to ensure residents of the four counties that make up the Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan are not forced to pay for services they do not receive.