Rep. Dr. John Bizon, M.D.; audio on legislation update student athlete concussion law

In a week when many Michigan high school athletes begin practicing, Rep. Bizon talks about his HB 4531, which updates the state’s student athlete concussion law to require a regular review of materials, and concussion symptom training for coaches, volunteers and other adults at least every three years.  Rep. Bizon says treatments and protocols for…

Rep. Jim Tedder, R-Clarkston; audio on career technical education initiatives

Rep. Tedder talks about work in the Legislature to add more flexibility in high school graduation requirements to allow courses in skilled trades, like coding, to qualify for credit.  HBs 4315-4318 are out of the House and currently pending in the Michigan Senate.  Representative Tedder, the Chair of the House Tax Policy Committee, says Michigan…

Rep. Sue Allor, R-Wolverine; audio on fighting chronic wasting disease in deer

Rep. Allor, the Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department of Natural Resources, says the state’s 2018 budget that takes effect in October will include a $1 million appropriation to combat and study chronic wasting disease in Michigan’s whitetail deer population, calling the issue a threat to both the livelihoods and traditions of…

Rep. Beth Griffin, R-Matawan; audio on summer road work

Rep. Griffin says as she meets with constituents this summer one of the topics she continues to hear most about is roads, adding while people don’t like to see orange barrels on the route they drive every day,  local roads are starting to get the attention they need.  Rep. Griffin notes the 2018 construction season…

Rep. Peter Lucido, R-Macomb County; audio on new law increasing juror compensation

Rep. Lucido talks about his HB 4209, now Public Act 51 of 2017, that increases juror pay in Michigan by $5 per day, the first increase since 2003, while boosting mileage reimbursement for jurors.  The plan also allows for the statewide use of juror management software.  Representative Lucido says additional pay for jurors after almost…

Legislative Update with Rep. Shane Hernandez, R-Port Huron

Rep. Shane Hernandez, the Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Michigan Department of Transportation, talks about how the budget in place for Michigan’s 2018 road construction season focuses on efficiency, both for the Department and for the way it builds Michigan’s roads.  

Rep. Aaron Miller, R-Sturgis; audio on 2018 budget for Michigan State Police

Rep. Miller, who oversees the House budget committee on the Michigan State Police, talks about how the Department’s 2018 budget includes almost 1.9 million dollars to enhance forensic science services as they relate to controlled substances and firearms.  Rep. Miller points out that while the budget provides for the training of 150 new troopers, improved…

Rep. Ben Frederick, R-Owosso; audio on 529 college savings plans and transportation costs

House Workforce and Talent Development Committee Chair Rep. Ben Frederick talks about Committee work on a Resolution calling on the federal government to include transportation costs as acceptable expenditures for 529 education savings plans.  Rep. Frederick points out that for many Michigan residents, transportation costs are a significant expense as they pursue post-high school education….