Rep. Hall: March legislative update

By state Rep. Matt Hall of Marshall Addressing Coronavirus in Michigan The coronavirus is already here in Michigan, and we are just beginning to feel its impact. While this unprecedented public health challenge is a great concern for our community, it is important to highlight our state and local health care professionals are working diligently…

Rep. Hall: House approves plans increasing cybersecurity, cracking down on illegitimate emotional support animals

Lawmaker’s legislation heads to the Michigan Senate The Michigan House today approved a pair of measures spearheaded by state Rep. Matt Hall (R-Marshall) to increase government and critical infrastructure cybersecurity and crack down on individuals intentionally falsifying their need for an emotional support animal. Hall’s first proposal, garnering unanimous support, would enhance Michigan’s cybersecurity capabilities….

Rep. Hall, House restore funding for Going PRO, health services, WMU

Plan also addresses spread of coronavirus in Michigan State Rep. Matt Hall (R-Marshall) this week voted in favor of an emergency budget plan to restore support for health services, job growth and combat the spread of coronavirus in Michigan. The emergency budget measures overwhelmingly approved by the House restore funding Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed for…

Rep. Hall ends busy week at the state Capitol

State Rep. Matt Hall (R-Marshall) this week saw the advancement of three plans he is spearheading to increase cybersecurity, protect children and crack down on people willingly falsifying the need for an emotional support animal. “I am fighting for meaningful legislation to improve the lives of the people of Calhoun and Kalamazoo counties, and across…

Rep. Hall: Dedicating $800M to local road repairs without raising taxes

State Rep. Matt Hall (R-Marshall) today announced his support for a common-sense, bipartisan reform that would help fix crumbling local roads and bridges without a tax increase. The proposal, included in House Bills 5582-87, would eliminate the sales tax on fuel and replace it with an equivalent, revenue-neutral tax on fuel dedicated solely to roads….

Rep. Hall: Fine-tuning MiC3 will head off more cyber threats in Michigan

Legislator: Proposal provides tools for state to better respond to cyber-attacks The House Oversight Committee today unanimously approved state Rep. Matt Hall’s (R-Marshall) plan making much-needed updates to the Cyber Civilian Corps Act to better the state’s capabilities of responding to cybersecurity emergencies. Hall’s proposal came in the wake of a 2019 performance audit that…

Chair Hall holds joint hearing on Bureau of Elections performance audit

State Rep. Matt Hall, chair of the House Oversight Committee, recently held a joint hearing with the Senate Oversight Committee to review the Auditor General’s performance audit of the state’s Bureau of Elections (BOE). The BOE is housed within the Michigan Department of State and was established to assist with the administration of the Secretary…

Rep. Hall: Legislative Update

By state Rep. Matt Hall, of Marshall We’re only a month into 2020, but the new decade has started off at a rapid pace legislatively. A significant amount of legislative action has taken place – here in Michigan and nationally. As your state representative, I wanted to take this opportunity to provide an update on…

Chair Hall, House Oversight Committee advance plan allowing college athletes to be compensated

State Rep. Matt Hall (R-Marshall) and the House Oversight Committee he chairs today approved a plan with broad bipartisan support allowing current and future student-athletes to receive fair compensation for their name, image and likeness. Hall, who co-sponsored the legislation, said the proposal will address the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) rigorous and obsolete rules…

Rep. Hall’s plan to improve CPS protocol, protect vulnerable children approved by House

State Rep. Matt Hall’s legislation to better protect Michigan’s vulnerable children and improve the performance of the state’s Children’s Protective Services (CPS) division was today approved with unanimous support by the Michigan House of Representatives. Hall’s proposal came in the wake of a 2018 performance audit that called into question the effectiveness and efficiency of…

Rep. Hall: Keeping the momentum in 2020

(The following column by Rep. Matt Hall originally appeared in the Dec. 25, 2019 edition of the Homer Index.) By state Rep. Matt Hall of Marshall As we bring on the New Year and begin a new decade, I would like to share with you some of my legislative accomplishments from the past year, and…