Rep. Paul Muxlow, R-Brown City; audio on House passage of Logan’s Law

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. Brad Jacobsen, R-Lake Orion; audio on passage of speed limit legislation

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. Tom Leonard, R-DeWitt Twp.; audio on House Republican Policy Committee

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. Gary Glenn, R-Midland; audio on new penalties for mass picketing

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.  

Speaker of the House Kevin Cotter, R-Mt. Pleasant; audio on OPEB and election recount costs

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…