Rep. Whiteford, who chairs the subcommittee that oversees the budget for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, says the spending plan she ushered through the 2020 budget debate focuses on families and children, but says she is studying how the Governor’s vetoes affect her priorities. The DHHS budget is the largest single budget…
Rep. Yaroch talks about his new legislation that would require an individual setting off fireworks to be at least 200 feet from a building they do not own. The plan also gives local communities the option to regulate the use of sky lanterns. Prior to serving in the House, Rep. Yaroch worked as a firefighter…
Speaker Chatfield talks to reporters at the state Capitol Tuesday, saying the final budget that now goes to the Governor focuses on priorities like schools, roads and drinking water, adding that he is grateful for bipartisan cooperation in the House, even though the Governor did not choose to negotiate.
Rep. Markkanen talks about final passage of the state’s 2020 fiscal year budget on Tuesday, saying U.P. residents will see more funding for schools and roads without paying additional taxes.
Rep. O’Malley talks about final passage Tuesday of the state’s budget for the 2020 fiscal year, saying it provides record funding for roads, but adding that more conversations on roads are still to come.
Rep. Bollin talks about final passage of the state’s 2020 fiscal year budget Tuesday, saying it generates more than $73 million in savings and respects the tax dollar of Livingston County residents.
Rep. Wakeman talks about final House passage of the state’s budget for the 2020 Fiscal Year Tuesday, noting the spending plan includes a record amount of funding for roads.
Speaker Chatfield addresses his colleagues on the House floor Tuesday afternoon, during debate on SB 149, the 2020 budget for the Michigan Department of Transportation, which the Speaker says includes a record amount for road repair. The plan now awaits the signature of the Governor.
Rep. Mueller talks about his bipartisan package of legislation to increase the maximum sentence for attempting to disarm a police officer from a five-year felony to a 10-year felony, while upping the penalty for disarming a police officer from a 10-year felony to a 20-year felony. Rep. Mueller’s legislation was inspired by the tragic death…
Rep. Markkanen says he is fighting against a state shut down next week, noting his area is home to many state employees who would be adversely affected if a budget is not in place when the 2020 fiscal year starts October 1.
Rep. O’Malley looks ahead to the start of the state’s fiscal year October 1, saying what happens in the next week and talk of a state shutdown are all part of a process, and that he expects a 2020 budget focused on the smart spending of taxpayer dollars to be in place.
Speaker Chatfield talks with Capitol reporters on the House floor on Thursday and says the passage of the state’s public education budget for the 2020 fiscal year was a bipartisan effort and that he looks forward to the Governor returning to negotiations to finish work on the complete state budget before the start of the…
Rep. Wakeman says he is pleased the Legislature sent the Governor a 2020 public education budget Thursday that he says supports education in a number of ways. Rep. Wakeman points to investments in career technical education and school safety as key features of the spending plan.
Rep. Green talks about the final House passage Thursday of the state’s public schools budget for the 2020 fiscal year that begins October 1, saying it reflects the priorities of families in the Thumb.
Rep. Bollin talks about House passage Thursday of the finalized state budget for public education in the fiscal year that starts October 1, saying it pumps more resources into Michigan classrooms.
Rep. Miller, the Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on School Aid, speaks on the House floor before final passage of the state’s education budget for the 2020 fiscal year Thursday, saying the plan is focused on priorities.