Rep. Jason Wentworth, R-Clare; audio on rural development legislation

Rep. Wentworth talks about his plan to create a Rural Development Creation Fund, which he says is designed to increase economic investments in rural areas of Michigan.  Rep. Wentworth says the measure is a safe and effective way to enable small job creators to grow their business while increasing employment opportunities in small towns.  

Rep. Mary Whiteford, R-Casco Twp.; audio non committee consideration of rural broadband legislation

Rep. Whiteford talks about testimony this week in the House Communications and Technology Committee on her HB 5670, which would  establish the “Broadband Investment Act”.  The plan creates a seven-member board made up of individuals representing townships, counties and telecommunication providers, tasked with identifying areas in Michigan that are unserved or underserved and develop policies to…

Rep. Dr. Ned Canfield, D.O.; audio on rural area health care legislation

Rep. Canfield talks about Tuesday’s House passage of his HB 5934, designed to provide better access to rural health care across Michigan.  Rep. Canfield says the legislation will provide at least $26 million for rural hospitals to help care for Medicaid patients, noting there are some rural facilities who will be able to continue operations…

Rep. Kim LaSata, R-Bainbridge Twp.; audio on motorist safety

With road construction season moving into full swing, Rep. LaSata reminds motorists that penalties, both fines and points, exist for speeding in highway work zones, and adds the caution also needs to be exercised around vehicles used by farmers and the Amish community.