Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona; audio on improved concealed weapons license processing

Rep. Cole talks about House Judiciary Committee approval Tuesday of his HB 4204, which allows the Secretary of State to share driver’s license photographs with the Michigan State Police for the processing of concealed weapons licenses.  Rep. Cole says the measure is common sense for all concerned.  The legislation now moves to the full House….

Rep. Steve Johnson, R-Wayland; audio on ballot selfie legislation

Rep. Johnson talks about his new legislation that would allow Michigan voters to take a picture of their ballot.  Michigan Secretary of State rules prohibit voters from taking photos of their ballots, although 20 states currently allow ballot selfies to be taken by voters.  

Rep. Curt VanderWall, R-Ludington; audio on more class choices for students

Rep. VanderWall talks about his new legislation that gives high school students more flexibility in choosing or considering future careers.  The Rep. VanderWall bill eliminates the expiration of a program that allows a foreign language requirement to be met by taking a career technical education class or a visual/performing arts course to graduate from high school.  

Rep. Tom Barrett, R-Eaton County; audio on legislation on lasers and aircraft

Rep. Barrett, who currently serves in the Michigan Army National Guard as a helicopter pilot, talks about testimony in the House Law and Justice Committee Tuesday on a two-bill package that will prohibit an individual from pointing a laser directly at, or in the path of, an aircraft.  Rep. Barrett says higher-capability lasers are posing…