Speaker of the House Tom Leonard, R-DeWitt; audio on House passage of government transparency legislation
Speaker Leonard talks to reporters on the House floor Wednesday after 10 108-0 votes on a 10-bill package that subject the Michigan Legislature to a new Legislative Open Records Act and the executive office to the Freedom of Information Act, saying the support demonstrates the broad-based backing the plan enjoys.
Rep. Barrett talks about House passage Thursday of his HB 4063, legislation that will prohibit an individual from pointing a laser directly at, or in the path of, an aircraft.
Rep. Bizon talks about House passage Thursday of legislation subjecting the House and executive office to open records legislation.
Rep. LaFave says legislation approved by the House Thursday that subjects the Legislature and the executive office to Freedom of Information and open records laws spells positive news for people in his U.P. district.
Rep. Iden talks about House passage Thursday of a package of legislation, including a bill he is sponsoring, opening up the Michigan Legislature and the executive office to the Freedom of Information Act and the new Legislative Open Records Act, as well as House Oversight Committee passage of his HB 4301, which would require the…
Rep. Miller talks about House passage Thursday of legislation that opens the Michigan Legislature and the executive office to the new Legislative Open Records Act and the Freedom of Information Act.
Rep. VanderWall talks about House passage Thursday of a multi-bill package of legislation, including a bill he authored, that opens the Michigan Legislature and the executive office to the new Legislative Open Records Act and the Freedom of Information Act.
Rep. Garcia talks about passage by the House Education Reform Committee Thursday of her legislation that would return school schedule decisions to local districts. The Garcia legislation grants districts greater flexibility in implementing school calendars and schedules in addition to removing both from contract negotiations.
Rep. Howell talks about House passage Thursday of bi-partisan legislation that subjects the Legislature and the executive office to open records laws.
Rep. Dr. John Bizon, M.D., who chairs the House budget panel on Medicaid, says reforms to the Affordable Care Act at the federal level might not have an impact on Medicaid in Michigan for several years, but adds that individuals with coverage through non-government entities could see changes sooner and that both health care and health…
Rep. Griffin talks about House passage Tuesday of her HB 4080, which provides school districts with more financial flexibility when funding energy conservation and operational improvements to school facilities.
Rep. Howell talks about his legislation in a four-bill package designed to provide greater flexibility for high school students pursuing a path in career technical education. Rep. Howell’s bill, currently pending in the Workforce and Talent Development Committee, would allow students to substitute a class in statistics for the state’s Algebra II requirement.
Rep. Lucido talks about his HB 4011, which provides for establishment of Eastern Standard Time as the time zone for the entire state of Michigan and the elimination of Daylight Savings Time in the state. Rep. Lucido says ending the twice-yearly time change will help make Michigan residents more productive and be better and safer…
Rep. Miller talks about House passage Thursday of his legislation clarifying that when an elected official resigns or is removed from legislative office, that the resignation or removal remains in effect for the remainder of the term and that individual cannot seek the same office in the special election to fill the vacant seat. Rep. Miller calls the…
Rep. Iden talks about his bill that would require the disclosure of all executive branch and state department salaries on their respective public Websites. Rep. Iden testified on HB 4301 Thursday morning in the House Oversight Committee and worked to adopt an amendment that would exempt information about law enforcement and Corrections Officers in some…
Rep. Griffin talks about her HB 4315, which she says gives high school students the flexibility in their curriculum to prepare for careers in a 21st century economy.