Rep. Mary Whiteford, R-Casco Twp; audio on start of 2020 Fiscal Year

Rep. Whiteford, who chairs the subcommittee that oversees the budget for the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, says the spending plan she ushered through the 2020 budget debate focuses on families and children, but says she is studying how the Governor’s vetoes affect her priorities.  The DHHS budget is the largest single budget…

Rep. Jeff Yaroch, R-Macomb County; audio on fireworks legislation

Rep. Yaroch talks about his new legislation that would require an individual setting off fireworks to be at least 200 feet from a building they do not own.  The plan also gives local communities the option to regulate the use of sky lanterns.  Prior to serving in the House, Rep. Yaroch worked as a firefighter…

Rep. Mike Mueller, R-Linden; audio on disarming a police officer legislation

Rep. Mueller talks about his bipartisan package of legislation to increase the maximum sentence for attempting to disarm a police officer from a five-year felony to a 10-year felony, while upping the penalty for disarming a police officer from a 10-year felony to a 20-year felony. Rep. Mueller’s legislation was inspired by the tragic death…

Rep. Jack O’Malley, R-Lake Ann; audio on 2020 state budget

Rep. O’Malley looks ahead to the start of the state’s fiscal year October 1, saying what happens in the next week and talk of a state shutdown are all part of a process, and that he expects a 2020 budget focused on the smart spending of taxpayer dollars to be in place.