Rep. Jim Runestad, R-White Lake Twp.; audio on new state law mandating pension forfeiture after felony conviction

Rep. Runestad talks about his legislation (PA 43 of 2017, formerly HB 4131) now a new state law, that makes pension forfeiture for public employees convicted of stealing public funds mandatory.  Previously, forfeiture had been a sentencing option.  The new law includes language to allow for forfeiture of the employer contribution to a defined contribution plan, or…

Rep. Ned Canfield, D.O.; audio on new Caro hospital

Dr. Canfield talks about final passage of the state’s 2018 Fiscal Year budget by the state House on Tuesday, which includes $115 million for the construction of a new state psychiatric hospital in Caro, news that Rep. Canfield says is a positive development for his district at a number of levels.