Rep. Phil Green, R-Millington; audio on human trafficking awareness

Rep. Green talks about testimony he heard Thursday as a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department of Health and Human Services on the scope of human trafficking in Michigan, saying the issue has a statewide impact and involves some of Michigan’s most vulnerable populations.  

Rep. Annette Glenn, R-Midland; audio on human trafficking hearing at Capitol

Rep. Glenn talks about her participation in a legislative hearing Thursday at the state Capitol on how human trafficking is impacting Michigan.  The House Appropriations Subcommittees on Health and Human Services and Health Policy will listen to testimony from a variety of experts.  January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month.  

Rep. Matt Hall, R-Marshall; audio on auto insurance reform

Rep. Hall looks back on 2019 and says auto insurance reform was the single biggest accomplishment at the state Capitol, pointing to a planned 55% decrease in Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association fees in 2020 as the first sign of significantly lower rates for Michigan motorists.  

Rep. Matt Hall, R-Marshall; audio on signing of gaming legalization legislation

Rep. Hall talks about the signing Friday by the Governor of a package of legislation, including legislation he sponsored, that legalizes sports betting in Michigan.  Rep Hall’s bill provides a regulatory framework for sports betting around the state and he adds that communities with casinos – such as Emmett Township in Calhoun County, where FireKeepers…

Rep. Matt Hall, R-Marshall Twp.; audio on Child Protective Services reforms

House Oversight Committee Chair Rep. Matt Hall talks about how the committee went to work in 2019 to review what he termed a troubling audit of Child Protective Services and how that review led to reforms to better protect vulnerable kids.  The reforms include a proposal to require CPS investigators to confirm the safety of…