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.  

Rep. Jack O’Malley, R-Lake Ann; audio on International Trade Commission reversal on cherries imported from Turkey

Rep. O’Malley talks about the decision this week by the International Trade Commission not to implement preliminary tariffs placed on imports of dried tart cherries from Turkey.  The Representative says the continuation of the practice of allowing subsidized Turkish cherries into the United States will have a significant, detrimental impact on cherry growers in his…

Rep. Jack O’Malley, R-Lake Ann; audio on deer baiting ban

Rep. O’Malley talks about how he has listened to his local and family businesses selling state hunting licenses, and says he is concerned about continued reports that the state’s deer baiting ban is hurting license sales, and, by extension, wildlife management.  

Rep. Jack O’Malley, R-Lake Ann; audio on weekend U.P. road inspection

House Transportation Committee Chair Rep. Jack O’Malley talks about how he will join Rep. Greg Markkanen, R-Houghton, this Saturday morning for a tour of areas impacted by the 2018 Fathers Day flood.  Rep O’Malley says he wants to learn more about the situation in the hopes that the state could leverage federal dollars to help…

Rep. Jack O’Malley, R-Lake Ann; audio on school bus safety legislation

Rep. Jack O’Malley talks about a multi-bill, bi-partisan package of legislation designed to improve school bus safety in Michigan, including tougher penalties for passing a bus with its red lights flashing, and a proposed law that would make it illegal for non-students to board a school bus.   The package remains in committee.    …

Rep. Jack O’Malley, R-Lake Ann; audio on impact of scrapping Pure Michigan

House Transportation Committee Chairman Jack O’Malley says he’s concerned about what the loss of Pure Michigan would mean to his district along the Sleeping Bear dunes, but adds the entire state, including its largest city, will suffer.  Pure Michigan funding was line item vetoed from the state’s 2020 Fiscal Year budget by the Governor last…