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…

Rep. Jack O’Malley, R-Lake Ann; audio on 2020 state budget

Rep. O’Malley looks ahead to the start of the state’s fiscal year October 1, saying what happens in the next week and talk of a state shutdown are all part of a process, and that he expects a 2020 budget focused on the smart spending of taxpayer dollars to be in place.  

Rep. Jack O’Malley, R-Lake Ann; audio on testimony on local road options

House Transportation Committee Chairman Jack O’Malley talks about the start of committee evaluation Tuesday of a bi-partisan plan that would give local governments in Michigan new options for raising revenue for road improvements.  Rep. O’Malley says it is local roads that need the most work across much of Michigan.  

Rep. Jack O’Malley, R-Lake Ann; audio on bipartisan transportation reforms

House Transportation Committee Chairman Jack O’Malley talks about bipartisan legislation unveiled Thursday to give local communities more tools in their toolbox when it comes to providing needed road repairs.  Rep. O’Malley travelled around Michigan this summer listening to local officials about how best to improve the roads people drive on every day.  

Rep. Jack O’Malley, R-Lake Ann; audio on House passage of cherry resolution

Rep. O’Malley speaks on the House floor Wednesday afternoon in favor of his House Resolution 143, which supports the U.S. cherry industry’s petition before the U.S. International Trade Commission stating unfair trade practices against Turkey.  Rep. O’Malley argues quick action is needed to protect Michigan’s cherry industry.