Rep. Beau LaFave, R-Iron Mountain; audio on 14-day flavored vape deadline

Rep. LaFave talks about the state’s ban on flavored nicotine vaping products and the 14-day deadline the administration announced Wednesday for retailers to comply with the ban.  Rep. LaFave says he is concerned the deadline will have not solve the vaping issue and will likely be subject to a court challenge.  

Rep. Ann Bollin, R-Brighton; audio on state budget talks

Rep. Bollin, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, says work on the state’s 2020 budget continues at the Capitol this week, adding she wants the spending plan to reflect Livingston County priorities.  The new fiscal year begins October 1.  

Rep. Jack O’Malley, R-Lake Ann; audio on testimony on local road options

House Transportation Committee Chairman Jack O’Malley talks about the start of committee evaluation Tuesday of a bi-partisan plan that would give local governments in Michigan new options for raising revenue for road improvements.  Rep. O’Malley says it is local roads that need the most work across much of Michigan.  

Rep. John Reilly, R-Lake Orion; audio on campus free speech legislation

Rep. Reilly talks about his HB 4436, which prohibits public colleges and universities from quarantining free speech to designated “free speech zones.”   Rep. Reilly says campuses should be places where the free exchange of thought is encouraged.  The measure has been reported out of the House Oversight Committee and is now pending in the…

Rep. Jack O’Malley, R-Lake Ann; audio on bipartisan transportation reforms

House Transportation Committee Chairman Jack O’Malley talks about bipartisan legislation unveiled Thursday to give local communities more tools in their toolbox when it comes to providing needed road repairs.  Rep. O’Malley travelled around Michigan this summer listening to local officials about how best to improve the roads people drive on every day.