Rep. Rodney Wakeman, R-Saginaw Twp.; audio on 2020 state budget

Rep. Wakeman talks about the budget for the state’s 2020 Fiscal Year approved by the Michigan House earlier this summer, saying no one wants a government shut down and that he is focused on making sure every cent in taxes paid at the pump goes toward roads.  

Rep. Thomas Albert, R-Lowell; audio on vaping epidemic

Rep. Albert, who authored House legislation banning the sale of e-cigarettes to minors in Michigan, says news stories across Michigan and the United States about a spike in vaping-related lung infections demonstrate the need for the legislation, which is now state law.  Rep. Albert calls the impact of vaping on Michigan’s young people a “wild…

Rep. Thomas Albert, R-Lowell; audio on special education funding

Rep. Albert talks about his new legislation to grant all Intermediate School Districts in Michigan that raise at least $690 per pupil through their local millage for special education an additional 1 percent reimbursement from the state.  Rep. Albert says inequitable funding in special ed is a statewide issue and that all students suffer when…

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

Rep. Mueller, who had a 19-year career as a Sheriff’s deputy prior to coming to the Legislature at the start of 2019, talks about his bipartisan legislation to increase the maximum sentence for attempting to disarm a police officer.  Currently, disarming an officer is a five-year felony;  the plan would increase that to a  to…

Rep. Julie Alexander, R-Hanover; audio on Tuesday’s joint ag committee meeting at MSU

House Agriculture Committee Chair Rep. Julie Alexander talks about Tuesday’s joint meeting of the House and Senate Ag Committees at Michigan State University, saying Michigan farmers this year have endured record rainfalls and volatile global economic factors.  The joint committees heard from numerous Michiganders on the front lines of ag, with expertise ranging from crops…

Rep. Phil Green, R-Millington; audio on challenges facing Michigan agriculture

Rep. Green talks about today’s joint meeting of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees at Michigan State University and some of the many challenges facing Michigan ag this year.  Rep. Green says that while he serves on the House Appropriations Committee and not on the House Ag Committee, agriculture issues are a chief concern in…