Rep. Howell talks about House passage Tuesday of his House Concurrent Resolution 12, to oppose Canada’s consideration of placing a permanent high-level radioactive waste storage site on the shores of Lake Huron. Rep. Howell says while a low-level site has been removed from consideration, the high-level site remains a cause of significant concern.
House Transportation Committee Chair Rep. Jack O’Malley speaks at the start of Tuesday’s Committee hearing that took testimony on the Governor’s $3.5 billion road bonding plan and reiterates his concern that the proposal does not help the local roads most people drive on every day.
Rep. Huizenga talks about the Governor’s plans to bond for $3.5 billion for repairs to state trunk lines, saying that bonding isn’t a long-term funding source and adding he hopes the Governor will be willing to meet to find common ground on the issue.
Rep. Glenn says she’s concerned that the Governor’s plan to borrow $3.5 billion for road repairs will saddle Michiganders with debt and won’t fix the roads in the Saginaw Bay region.
Rep. LaFave says he’s concerned that the Governor’s $3.5 billion road bond proposal adds a huge public debt to Michigan families and won’t repair the roads of his district in the U.P.
Speaking at a media roundtable Thursday morning, Speaker Chatfield says he will continue to look for a long-term solution for road funding with the Governor, but says her bond proposal is not a long-term plan.
Rep. Vaupel talks about Wednesday’s State of the State, saying the speech was short on details.
House Transportation Committee Chair Jack O’Malley says the Governor’s proposed road bonding plan will not help repair local roads, and says he was disappointed by the tone of the speech.
Rep. Whiteford says the Governor’s State of the State Wednesday spun a false narrative on health care issues, ranging from bias training to eliminating coverage for pre-existing conditions.
Rep. Slagh says the Governor’s bonding proposal for Michigan roads will only run up debt and will not help roads in Ottawa County.
Speaker Chatfield talks about the Governor’s State of the State Address and the road funding issue.
Rep. Cole says the Governor’s State of the State Address was as much about debt as it was about bonding.
Rep. Alexander says her initial impression of Wednesday’s State of the State is that Governor Whitmer took credit for a number of national successes.
Rep. Johnson says the Governor’s plan to borrow billions for road repairs only puts the state deeper into debt while not helping with local roads.
Rep. Rendon talks about Wednesday’s State of the State and says she hopes there will be a renewed focus on supporting small businesses and restoring Pure Michigan in 2020.
Rep. Hauck talks about his guest at Wednesday’s State of the State, Saginaw Chippewa sub chief, Joe Kequom.