Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland; audio on wind energy and local control

Rep. Glenn, the Chair of the House Energy Committee, says he sees the construction of additional wind power facilities as being a matter for local control instead of state mandates, adding that more needs to be done to make sure decision makers at the local level are not benefitting financially from leases involving wind power….

Rep. Beau LaFave, R-Iron Mountain; audio on testimony on sanctuary county legislation

Rep. LaFave talks about his testimony Wednesday before the House Local Government Committee on his legislation, HB 4334, which would prevent county governments in Michigan from enacting or enforcing sanctuary ordinances.  The bill was discussed in conjunction with HB 4105, which would apply the same prohibition to governmental units at the local level.  Only testimony…