Rep. Glenn talks about House passage Thursday of legislation creating a modernized pension system for new public school teachers in Michigan.
Rep. Hughes speaks on the House floor Thursday on passage of her HB 4054, which allows for flashing advisory signs to be installed on the backs of school busses. The impetus for the legislation was the 2011 deaths of 16-year old Bruce Privacky and his 13-year old sister, Toni, which occurred when their vehicle crashed…
House Education Reform Committee Chair Tim Kelly talks about the testimony he is hearing in his Committee on Wednesday on HB 4647, the plan to reform the teacher retirement system for new hires, saying the issue has been discussed for years and that the bill is a great benefit for teachers.
Rep. Albert, the sponsor of HB 4647, the plan to reform the teacher pension system for new hires, talks about his testimony on his legislation before the House Education Committee Wednesday morning.
Rep. LaFave talks about House passage Tuesday of his HR 59, which calls on the federal government to continue funding the Essential Air Service program throughout Michigan.
Rep. Glenn talks about approval by the House Law and Justice Committee Tuesday of his HB 4355, which makes it illegal for law enforcement to engage in sex acts with prostitutes or victims of human trafficking during an investigation. Rep. Glenn says there’s no evidence of the practice but says human trafficking victims nonetheless deserve…
House Speaker Tom Leonard talks to reporters on the House floor Thursday afternoon about a tentative agreement between himself, Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof and Governor Snyder on reforming the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System.
Rep. Beth Griffin talks about House passage Thursday of her legislation targeting female genital mutilation, part of a larger bipartisan package that establishes penalties and statutes of limitations.
Rep. Kahle talks about passage by the House Thursday of a package of legislation providing penalties for female genital mutilation, including her own HB 4690, which creates a statute of limitations.
Rep. Hoitenga speaks on the House floor Thursday afternoon prior to the passage of bi-partisan legislation creating penalties for female genital mutilation in Michigan, saying the package is instrumental in protecting young women.
Rep. Allor talks about House passage Wednesday of a multi-bill package that allows law-abiding citizens to carry a concealed weapon without a permit, saying the plan is welcomed news for residents in her district.
Rep. LaFave talks about House passage Wednesday of a multi-bill package that allows law-abiding citizens to carry a concealed weapon without a permit.
Rep. LaFave talks about passage by the House Local Government Committee Wednesday of his legislation that would prevent local governments from establishing sanctuary status or penalize municipal employees for contacting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Rep. LaSata talks about House passage Wednesday of a two-bill package she sponsored with Rep. Dave Pagel that prohibits claiming a principal residence exemption for a home in Michigan if a similar exemption is already claimed in another state, a move Rep. LaSata says will be good for local schools.
Speaker Leonard talks with members of the Capitol press Wednesday afternoon about ongoing discussions between legislative leaders and the Governor on retirement reforms for new teachers and completion by the House and Senate of the state’s budget for the 2018 Fiscal Year.
Rep. VanderWall talks about House passage Tuesday of his HB 4562, which extends the state’s 2012 low-interest ag disaster loan program, which had been due to expire. Rep. VanderWall says conditions even this spring underscore the continuing need for the program.