Rep. Dr. John Bizon, M.D.; audio on Michigan Youth ChalleNGe Academy

Rep. Bizon talks about his Chairmanship this term of the budget panel for the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs;  that budget has started to make its way through the legislative process.  Rep. Bizon says he is pleased to work on the plan as a veteran, but also because it includes funding for the…

Rep. Sue Allor, R-Wolverine; audio on introduction of right-to-carry legislation

Rep. Allor talks about the introduction Tuesday of a four-bill package, including a bill she is sponsoring, that enables law abiding citizens to carry concealed pistols without obtaining a government-issued permit.  Rep. Allor says the measure is a common-sense approach to what should be a straightforward issue.  

Rep. Michele Hoitenga, R-Manton; audio on introduction of right to carry legislation

Rep. Hoitenga talks about the introduction Tuesday of a four-bill package that enables law abiding citizens to carry concealed pistols without obtaining a government-issued permit.  Rep. Hoitenga is the sponsor of one of the bills in the package, and says as someone who teaches gun safety, the plan emphasizes rights and personal responsibility.  

Rep. Bronna Kahle, R- Clinton; audio on House passage of human trafficking legislation

Rep. Kahle talks about House passage Wednesday of her HB 4219, which makes victims of human trafficking eligible for a deferred sentence or parole.  The legislation, which was Rep. Kahle’s first bill to pass the House and which passed unanimously, moves toward what Rep. Kahle says is her goal of making sure human trafficking victims are…

Rep. Beth Griffin, R-Mattawan; audio on prescription drug legislation

Rep. Griffin talks about her new legislation that directs the Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Commission to develop new curriculum that will educate Michigan students on prescription opioid drug abuse.  Rep. Griffin says helping young Michiganders understand that prescription drugs are addictive could save lives.  

Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona; audio on House passage of CCP legislation

Rep. Cole talks about House passage Tuesday of his HB 4204, which allows the Secretary of State to share photographs taken for operator’s or chauffeur’s license with the Michigan State Police for the processing of concealed weapons licenses.  Rep. Cole says the measure falls in line with calls he hears in his district to eliminate…

Rep. Dave Maturen, R-Brady Twp.; audio on reintroduction of tax assessment legislation

Rep. Maturen talks about the reintroduction Tuesday of his legislation that closes the “dark store” loophole, a tactic he says some large retail corporations have used to dramatically reduce the taxes on their properties.  Rep. Maturen is a licensed real estate appraiser.   He proposed similar legislation that was approved by the House in 2016 but that…