Rep. Nesbitt speaks Thursday evening following the passage of a comprehensive rewrite of the state’s energy code, saying the package focuses on reliability and efficiency while protecting choice.
Rep. Muxlow talks about final House passage Thursday of HB 4355, commonly known as Logan’s Law, that allows animal shelters in Michigan to utilize the Internet Criminal History Access Tool (ICHAT) to conduct background checks on individuals adopting animals. Rep. Muxlow says the plan is a compromise, but adds he is hopeful the bill will limit opportunities for people…
Rep. Runestad talks about final House passage Wednesday of his HB 4814, which establishes standardized contact Web pages for each state department that will include enhanced contact information, a move Rep. Runestad says should make state government more accessible.
Rep. Maturen talks about the Michigan’s Strategic Fund’s approval of an incentive of $350,000 in the form of a Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant to support Sigma Machine’s expansion in Comstock Twp.
Speaker Cotter, who leaves office at the end of the year because of term limits, delivers some farewell comments to the Michigan House Wednesday.
Rep. Forlini talks about final House passage Tuesday of his HB 5326, which would enable pharmacists to dispense opioid antagonists, which reverse the effect of an overdose, without a prescription. Representative Forlini says other measures allowing first responders and family members of recovering addicts to dispense opioid antagonists are saving lives.
Rep. Jacobsen talks about final House passage Tuesday of his HBs 4423 and 4424, which would allow for increased speed limits to 75 mph along 600 miles of rural Interstate highways and to 65 mph along about 900 miles of US and M routes. Rep. Jacobsen adds, however, that the legislation also has a strong…
Rep. Leonard, who will serve as Speaker of the House during the 2017-2018 session of the Michigan House, talks about the appointment of Rep. Tim Kelly of Saginaw Twp. as the Chair of the House Republican Policy Committee, and discusses some of the policy initiatives that could be pursued in the next two years.
Rep. Tim Kelly, the Chair of the House Republican Policy Committee during the upcoming 2017-2018 session of the Legislature, talks about how members will come together to drive policy during the next two years.
Rep. Nesbitt, the Chair of the House Energy Committee, says the announcement Thursday of the closure of the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant is a punch in the stomach to his community and underscores the need for the Legislature to pass a long-term update to the state’s energy laws.
Rep. Glenn talks about House passage Wednesday of his HB 4636, which modifies penalties for mass picketing in Michigan. The measure allows an affected entity to file an injunction against mass picketers, who in turn would be subject to fines of $1000 for each subsequent violation following an injunction.
Rep. Iden talks about Wednesday’s House passage of legislation providing a framework for the operations of transportation network companies in Michigan, saying the legislation emphasizes safety and reliability.
Rep. Glenn talks about the visit to the Capitol Wednesday of 95-year old Midland resident Don Bloomfield, a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor 75 years ago. Rep. Glenn himself is the son of a Pearl Harbor survivor.
Speaker Cotter spoke with reporters on the House floor Tuesday morning, saying he’s pleased that House Republicans have advanced the conversation on Other Post Employment Benefits (OPEB) for municipal workers, but that a full legislative package won’t be passed this term. The Speaker also talked about discussion in the House Elections Committee Tuesday on HB…
Rep. Tim Kelly, R-Saginaw Twp.; audio on final House passage of transportation network company legislation
Rep. Kelly talks about final House passage Wednesday of his legislation in a package of bills that provides a framework for the operations of transportation network companies in Michigan. Rep. Kelly says most people focus on companies like Uber and Lyft when thinking about the legislation, but says the bottom line is effectively connecting people…
House Republicans talk about helping local government, serving veterans better and streamlining healthcare.