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…

Rep. Gary Howell, R-North Branch; audio on hunter harassment legislation

House Natural Resources Committee Chair Rep. Gary Howell talks about discussion in the committee this past week of HB 4340, which would prohibit the recording or taping of individuals hunting or fishing. Rep. Howell says the legislation recognizes the importance of hunting and fishing in conservation and protect individuals from harassment;  the legislation remains under…

Rep. Gary Howell, R-North Branch; audio on additional dollars for school safety

Rep. Howell talks about his HB 6027, which would allow Michigan residents the option of voting to allow school sinking fund dollars for local school safety personnel.  Rep. Howell says the idea was brought to him by school administrators in his district.  Sinking fund dollars are currently restricted to use for school infrastructure and Rep….

Rep. Gary Howell, R-North Branch; audio on Free Wishing Weekend

House Natural Resources Committee Chair Rep. Gary Howell talks about Free Fishing Weekend, set for this coming weekend, June 9 and 10, saying it marks a good opportunity to bring new people into the sport.  Michigan residents can fish without a license during the weekend, although the usual limits still apply.  

Rep. Gary Howell, R-North Branch; audio on House passage Youth Hunt expansion

Rep. Howell talks about House passage Thursday of his HB 4957, which expands the Mentored Youth Hunt in Michigan to include antlerless deer, bear and elk.  Howell said he developed the legislation after speaking with a 7-year old Lapeer County resident, Hayden Vaneck, who felt the program was too limited.  Hayden spoke in support of…