In the news:
–Frank Beckman discusses a House Bill offering relief to Michigan families that are looking to buy a vehicle on his show on WJR.
–WLEW discusses measures recently introduced in the House targeting “smurfing”, a practice used to acquire pseudoephedrine, a key ingredient in methamphetamine production.
–Lansing State Journal featured an article about students from across Michigan showing Legislators at the state capitol how new technology is enhancing their educational experience.
From the site: Ideas from local residents lead to legislation
-Rep. Dan Lauwers asked local residents to submit ideas for new laws as part of a contest: Have local residents submit ideas for new laws.
-As it happens, other House Republicans were also turning ideas from local residents into new bills.
-In fact, it’s fairly common for legislation introduced by House Republicans to come from a constituent.
-Several ideas from local residents have even become law already this year.
Multimedia clip of the week: House Republicans discussing the implementation of mental health courts and targeting meth production in our Legislative Update: