Rep. Markkanen talks about House passage Tuesday of supplemental budget legislation that will provide additional funding for Michigan Works! in Gogebic County, as well as $1.4 million in flood relief dollars for Houghton County.
Rep. Wakeman talks about the restoration of $16 million in Pure Michigan funding by the state House Tuesday, saying the program provides value for small and local businesses in places like Frankenmuth and across Michigan.
Rep. Huizenga talks about the House vote Tuesday to restore partial funding to the Pure Michigan campaign, while also providing COVID-19 resources and assistance for communities dealing with high water and erosion issues.
Rep. O’Malley talks about the House vote Tuesday for the restoration of $16 million to the Pure Michigan advertising campaign. The plan was totally defunded by a veto made by the Governor last year. Rep. O’Malley says the plan has proven its value for small and family businesses in his district.
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…
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. Julie Alexander, R-Hanover; audio on House passage of legislation on certificates of stillbirth
Rep. Alexander talks about House passage Wednesday of her HB 5289, which would prohibit the state from charging the current $34 fee for a certificate of stillbirth. Rep. Alexander sponsored PA 589 in the last session, which provides a one-year tax exemption for families that have experienced a still birth. She says her HB 5289…
Rep. Glenn speaks on the floor of the Michigan House Wednesday, prior to passage of her HB 5479, which prohibits the use of public resources in local gun buy-back programs. Rep. Glenn argues such buy-backs are not a proper roll of government.
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. 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. Markkanen talks about the office hours he will hold this Friday, March 6, in Ironwood from 12 to 1 p.m. at Uptown Café, 518 E McLead Ave., and from4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Iron River City Hall, 106 W Genesee St. in Iron River. Rep. Markkanen will be joined by Sen. Ed McBroom.
Rep. Green says he remains convinced that the Governor’s $3.5 billion bonding plan for roads won’t help Thumb residents and will put the state in debt for the next quarter century.
Rep. Cole talks about the new license sale system the Michigan Department of Natural Resources began this month, and says there are a number of late-winter outdoor sporting opportunities.
Rep. Whiteford talks about House passage Wednesday of her HB 4042, which would enable Michigan to join a 34-state nursing compact that Rep. Whiteford says would allow for greater reciprocity for nurse licensing and quicker access to care for Michigan residents.
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.
Rep. Wozniak talks about House passage Tuesday of bi-partisan legislation that combats elder abuse and establishes increased protections for Michigan’s senior population.