Rep. Matt Hall, R-Marshall; audio on student athlete compensation legislation

House Oversight Committee Chair Rep. Matt Hall talks about Committee approval Thursday of a two-bill package that allows current and future student-athletes to receive fair compensation for their name, image and likeness.   Under the plan, student-athletes would be able to receive compensation from a third party in exchange for using any forms of name,…

Rep. Greg Markkanen, R-Hancock; audio on road commission finance bill

Rep. Markkanen talks about how his HB 5314 has started to work its way through the legislative process at the Capitol after having been passed out of the House Transportation Committee.  The legislation is a reintroduction of a similar bill vetoed by the Governor in 2019 that would give country road commissions the authority to…

Rep. Gary Howell, R-North Branch; audio on youth fishing license legislation

Rep. Howell talks about House passage Wednesday of his HB 5002, part of a two-bill, bipartisan package that would allow fishers under the age of 17 to obtain their own fishing license for $2.  The legislation reestablishes a program unintentionally eliminated in 2013.  Individuals under the age of 17 do not need a license to…

Rep. Jack O’Malley, R-Lake Ann; audio on jail and pre-trial reforms

Rep. O’Malley talks about the report last week of the Michigan Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration, saying it points the way toward helping sheriffs and jails in rural counties, like the area he represents, by offering common sense alternatives while still focusing on public safety.