Rep. Sue Allor, R-Wolverine; audio on new PFAS legislation

Rep. Allor talks about her new HB 4389, which would require fire departments in Michigan to report on their use of firefighting foam containing PFAS to the state within 48 hours, while also requiring the state to establish a collection program for stockpiled foam containing PFAS.  

Rep. Beau LaFave, R-Iron Mountain; audio on repeal of auto no-fault

Rep. LaFave talks about his legislation, part of an eight-bill package, that would repeal the auto no-fault insurance system in Michigan. Rep. LaFave serves on the House Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates.  The package continues the requirement that all Michigan drivers have insurance, but provides more choice and flexibility by eliminating the mandate…

Rep. Beau LaFave, R-Iron Mountain; audio on signing of UP judgeship legislation

Rep. LaFave talks about the signing of legislation by the Governor Thursday that will retain the 95-A District Court judgeship in Menominee County, a move that in turn will retain the current level of access to the court systems in Iron and Dickinson Counties. In the absence of the new law, the 95-A judgeship would…

Rep. Greg Markkanen, R-Houghton; audio on signing of UP judgeship legislation

Rep. Markkanen talks about the signing of legislation by the Governor Thursday that will retain the 95-A District Court judgeship in Menominee County, a move that in turn will retain the current level of access to the court systems in Iron and Dickinson Counties.   In the absence of the new law, the 95-A judgeship…

Rep. Triston Cole, R-Mancelona; audio on new boating and fishing laws

Rep. Cole talks about new laws taking effect in Michigan on Thursday which require boaters to check their vessels for aquatic invasive species and to drain water from live wells and bilges.  Another measure prohibits the release of bait into Michigan waters, with the exception of bait caught and then released in the same waterway….

Rep. Hank Vaupel, R-Fowlerville; audio on committee work on opioid antagonist legislation

Rep. Vaupel, the Chair of the House Health Policy Committee, talks about consideration by the committee at its meeting Thursday of legislation that expands the list of individuals who can administer opioid antagonists to include Corrections Officers, while providing enhanced training to first responders to differentiate between opioid overdoses and cardiac arrests.      

Rep. Shane Hernandez, R-Port Huron; audio on funding for higher education

Rep. Hernandez, the Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, talks about Governor Whitmer’s budget proposal that would once again fund higher education and community colleges with General Fund dollars instead of revenue from the School Aid Fund, saying a gradual move back to the General Fund might be more practical than making the switch in…

Rep. Jack O’Malley, R-Lake Ann; audio on road funding

House Transportation Committee Chair Jack O’Malley talks about on-going efforts to improve Michigan roads, saying alternative plans are in the works and noting that the 2019 construction season will get started shortly.