Rep. Laura Cox, R-Livonia; audio on introduction of 2019 state budget

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. Julie Calley, R-Portland; audio on rural broadband

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. Holly Hughes, R-Montague; audio on victim impact statement legislation

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. Mary Whiteford, R-Casco Twp.; audio on PFAs Resolution in Michigan House

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. Jim Lower, R-Cedar Lake; audio on university board appointment plan

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…

Rep. Hank Vaupel, R-Fowlerville; audio on For Your Sweetheart Day

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.