Speaker Leonard talks about House passage Wednesday of a package of legislation that eliminates the state’s driver responsibility fees this fall while increasing the state’s personal income tax exemption to $4900 by 2021. Speaker Leonard argues the fees have long been an obstacle to employment for the 300,000 Michigan residents they impact.
Rep. Griffin talks about Saturday’s Winter Activity Day at the Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery in Mattawan, including hatchery tours, snow shoe rentals and a scavenger hunt between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
House Energy Policy Committee Chair Gary Glenn talks about Tuesday’s committee meeting that heard about hundreds of complaints regarding spiking utility bills across Michigan in recent months, including reports that some bills have doubled or tripled.
Rep. Hughes talks about passage Tuesday by the House Law and Justice Committee of her HB 5407, which requires convicted offenders to hear impact statements from victims or their family during a sentencing hearing.
Rep. VanderWall, the Vice Chair of the House Committee on Tourism and Outdoor Recreation, talks about his northern Michigan snowmobile tour last weekend and the importance of winter tourism and outdoor recreation in Michigan’s economy.
House Natural Resources Committee Chair Rep. Gary Howell looks ahead to Free Fishing Weekend in Michigan this coming weekend, and says more young people need to get involved in outdoor activities.
Rep. Griffin talks about legislation she is co-sponsoring, House Bill 5536, which would provide additional state grant dollars to provide more effective veteran services at the county level.
Rep. Hoitenga talks about legislation she cosponsored, House Bill 5536, which would encourage Michigan counties to establish and maintain veteran service offices through a new grant program.
Rep. VanderWall talks about new House legislation that will provide additional state grant money for county-based veterans services across Michigan, a move the Representative says would be a significant step for counties in his legislative district.
House Appropriations Committee Chair Laura Cox talks about the introduction of the state’s 2019 budget by Governor Snyder Wednesday, saying she will be focused on controlling state spending and reporting a budget well ahead of the start of the 2019 Fiscal Year on October 1.
Rep. Calley talks about the continuing need for the development of rural broadband across Michigan, saying Governor Snyder has signed an executive order to create a comprehensive plan for access to broadband services.
Rep. Hughes talks about her testimony Tuesday in the House Law and Justice Committee with the mother and sister of murder victim Rebekah Bletsch’s on her 5407 requiring anyone convicted of a crime to hear the impact statements of their victims or victim’s families. Bletsch’s convicted murderer, Jeffrey Willis, requested to leave his Dec. 18,…
Rep. Whiteford talks about House passage Tuesday of her HCR 18, which calls for a scientific focus on contamination related to perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in Michigan. The Resolution encourages the state’s PFAS Action Response Team to Create a scientific advisory committee made up of scientific experts with various background and to evaluate the…
Rep. Lower talks about his HJR DD, which would put before Michigan voters in November a plan that would make the Michigan Board of Education, as well as the boards of the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Wayne State University positions appointed by the Governor as opposed to being elected in a statewide…
House Health Policy committee Chair Hank Vaupel talks about Tuesday, February 6, as For Your Sweetheart Day, a day that encourages family members of individuals with Type II diabetes to talk to their loved ones about the link between diabetes and heart disease.
Rep. Bizon talks about the start of Senate consideration this week of his HB 4472, which would authorize a pharmacist to dispense an interchangeable biological drug product in place of a prescribed biological drug product. The measure was reported from the Senate Health Policy committee this week and is now awaiting consideration by the full…