House Judiciary Committee Chair Graham Filler talks about his attendance Wednesday night at the 31st Annual Crime Victims Vigil in the rotunda at the state Capitol.
Rep. Whiteford talks about House passage Tuesday of her legislation that creates a permanent, statewide mental health hotline to connect people in need with vital support services. HB 4051 now moves to the Michigan Senate.
Rep. Albert testified Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee on his HB 4164, which bans the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, as well as possession by individuals under 18. Representative Albert told the committee that vaping among young people has reached crisis levels in Michigan.
House Judiciary Committee Chair Graham Filler talks about Committee passage Tuesday of a bi-partisan, multi-bill package that will allow 17-year-olds to be treated as minors within the juvenile system in most circumstances beginning Oct. 21, 2021. Prosecutors would continue to have the discretion to waive minors who commit violent crimes into the adult system when…
Talking with reporters on the floor of the Michigan House Thursday, Speaker Chatfield says that finding a way to put more resources into Michigan’s roads while cutting the cost of auto insurance remain priorities, and that he has a constructive relationship with the Senate and the administration.
Rep. Kahle talks about House passage Wednesday of her House Resolution 58, which designates April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Michigan, and her guest at the Capitol Wednesday, Amanda Davis Scott, the Director of the Lenawee County Child Advocacy Center.
Rep. Green talks about his efforts to preserve his district’s Caro Center, saying the community is behind him 100% and that he is working with both parties to keep the facility in the Thumb. The Governor announced in March that she will halt funding for the Caro Center Psychiatric Hospital.
On a day when high school Juniors across Michigan are taking the Workkeys test, Rep. Reilly talks about his HB 4162, which would give local school systems the option of administering the test, rather than mandating the exam. Rep. Reilly says school administrators in Oakland County tell him they see the test, which measures remedial…
Rep. Beau LaFave, R-Iron Mountain; audio on committee action on safeguarding first responders from political retribution
House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee Chair Beau LaFave talks about Committee approval Tuesday of legislation that protects local law enforcement officers from political retribution if they call a federal agency for assistance.
House Judiciary Committee Chair Rep. Graham Filler talks about testimony Tuesday morning in his committee on a bi-partisan, multi-bill package of legislation that would change state law to require that 17-year olds be tried as minors and not adults. Rep. Filler notes similar packages have been proposed in the last two terms, but says this…
Rep. Hauck speaks in the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday morning on his legislation in a bi-partisan, multi-bill package to raise the age at which individuals are considered adults for the purposes of prosecuting and adjudicating criminal offenses. The package would also allow 17-year-olds to be treated as minors within the juvenile system in most circumstances. …
House Transportation Committee Chair Jack O’Malley talks about his committee’s focus in the weeks to come, saying members are investigating issues like road quality and are differentiating between short-term repairs and long-term fixes.
House Health Policy Committee Chair Hank Vaupel talks about his House Bills 4327-28, which add health care professionals and medical volunteers to a protected group of workers that already includes police officers, firefighters and EMS personnel. Assaulting one of these protected professionals could result in a felony with enhanced penalties. The legislation has just been…
Rep. Mueller, a retired sheriff’s deputy, talks about his work to create policies to foster peer counseling and a greater awareness of professional help and support for first responders. Rep. Mueller was the sponsor the House Resolution designating March 19 as Law Enforcement Mental Health Awareness Day in the state of Michigan.
Rep. Wakeman, who serves as Vice chair of the House Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation committee, and who is a member of the House Commerce and Tourism committee, discusses the relationship between tourism and small and family businesses.
Rep. Bellino talks about his HB 4006, which repeals the state’s 2011 pension tax. The bill has moved out of its first House committee and Rep. Bellino says he is hopeful there is broad support for advancing the measure in the coming months.