Rep. Sue Allor, R-Wolverine; audio on Thunder Bay Marine Sanctuary Resoltuion

Rep. Allor talks about House passage Tuesday of her HR 222, expressing support for the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and opposing any reduction in its boundaries.  The Sanctuary is under review at the federal level and Rep. Allor says it plays an important economic and educational role in northeast lower Michigan.  

Rep. Lana Theis, R-Brighton; audio on committee passage of school safety legislation

Rep. Theis speaks about passage Tuesday by the House Law and Justice Committee of her legislation that would require schools to expel students who are convicted of criminal sexual conduct against another pupil enrolled in the same school district; and prohibit an offender from enrolling in a school building where their victim attends school.  The legislation is…

Rep. Beth Griffin, R-Mattawan; audio on legislation better protecting children from abuse

Rep. Griffin talks about her HB 5659, which makes youth sports coaches, trainers and volunteers in youth athletic activities mandatory reporters of child abuse.  The measure is part of a package of legislation unveiled at a press conference at the Capitol Monday.  The legislation is inspired by the recent sexual assault allegations against former physician Larry…

Rep. Dr. Edward Canfield, D.O.; audio on House Resolution on Family Medicine Week

Rep. Canfield talks about House passage Tuesday of his House Resolution 250, which establishes February 18-24, 2018, as Family Medicine Week in the state of Michigan.  Dr. Canfield, a family physician for some 30 years himself, says it is becoming increasingly difficult to attract individuals to practice in smaller communities like his home of Sebewaing….

Rep. Michelle Hoitenga, R-Manton; audio on House passage of pepper spray legisltion

Rep. Hoitenga talks about House passage Thursday of her HB 5220, which raises the maximum allowable concentration of oleoresin capsicum, the active ingredient in pepper spray, from 10 to 18 percent. This increases the effectiveness of the solution and brings Michigan in line with the current federal limit, which the majority of other states have…