Rep. LaFave of Iron Mountain discusses outdoor safety reforms

Rep. LaFave talks about his plan to allow Michigan residents to carry a firearm without a hunting license in an area frequented by wild animals, a move to better protect people and add uniformity to the state’s firearms laws. The measure is pending in the House Natural Resources Committee.  

Rep. Brandt Iden, R-Oshtemo Twp.; audio on road improvements

Rep. Iden says Michigan’s improving economy means more money for rebuilding and repairing the state’s roads and bridges, and points to his own district in Kalamazoo County as an example as a community benefiting from upgraded streets and highways.  

Rep. Curt VanderWall, R-Ludington; audio on outdoor recreation

Rep. VanderWall, the Vice Chair of the House Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Committee, says his district in the northwestern lower peninsula, as well as the rest of the state, has great opportunities for outdoor recreation in the weeks ahead.  

Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona; audio on Line Five announcement

Rep. Cole says Wednesday’s announcement about the replacement of Enbridge Line Five with an underwater utility tunnel is good news for the environment and energy reliability, adding it offers the possibility of linking both peninsulas with electric transmission lines as well.      

Rep. Tim Kelly, R-Saginaw Twp.; audio on passage of ticket re-sale legislation

Rep. Kelly talks about House passage Wednesday of his HB 4224, which would permit the resale of sports and entertainment tickets at prices other than their face value.  Rep. Kelly has worked on the legislation during previous sessions and says Michigan is one of the few states that still prohibits that practice.