Rep. Julie Alexander, R-Hanover; audio on Tuesday’s joint ag committee meeting at MSU

House Agriculture Committee Chair Rep. Julie Alexander talks about Tuesday’s joint meeting of the House and Senate Ag Committees at Michigan State University, saying Michigan farmers this year have endured record rainfalls and volatile global economic factors.  The joint committees heard from numerous Michiganders on the front lines of ag, with expertise ranging from crops…

Rep. Phil Green, R-Millington; audio on challenges facing Michigan agriculture

Rep. Green talks about today’s joint meeting of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees at Michigan State University and some of the many challenges facing Michigan ag this year.  Rep. Green says that while he serves on the House Appropriations Committee and not on the House Ag Committee, agriculture issues are a chief concern in…

Rep. Matt Hall, R-Emmet Twp.; audio on child protection legislation

House Oversight Committee Chair Rep. Matt Hall talks about his work this summer on a bi-partisan, six-bill package flowing from the Auditor General’s September 2018 Performance Audit of Children’s Protective Services Investigations that was reviewed by Oversight earlier this year. The legislation requires Children’s Protective Services (CPS) to confirm the safety of all children in…

Rep. Thomas Albert, R-Lowell; audio on amusement ride safety legislation

Rep. Albert talks about his multi-bill package of legislation that would allow amusement ride operators to display a star-rating reflecting the safety training of employees and inspection of rides.  The plan, currently pending in the House Regulatory Affairs Committee, creates the Michigan Safety and Amusement Star Program and the Fair and Festival’s Partners Program.  The…

Rep. Rodney Wakeman, R-Saginaw Twp.; audio on road town hall meeting

Rep. Wakeman talks about the roads town hall meeting he will host next Monday night, July 22, from 6:00 until 7:00 p.m. with his special guest, Rep. Jack O’Malley, the chairman of the House Transportation Committee.  The town hall will be held at the Saginaw Township Fire Station No. 3, located at 155 North Center…

Rep. Gary Howell, R-North Branch; audio on tax foreclosure legislation

Rep. Howell talks about his HB 4219, which allows homeowners to keep any equity they have in a home foreclosed on for property taxes, once the taxes have been paid off. The Representative says vulnerable Michigan residents are losing all they have under the current system.  The measure is pending in the House Local Government…