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Rep. Tim Kelly, R-Saginaw Twp.; audio on school safety priorities

Rep. Kelly, the Chair of the House School Aid Appropriations Subcommittee, says the coming school year will see enhanced safety at K-12 schools and college campuses, including provisions to raise standards for handling sexual assault complaints at universities and dramatically increased expansion of the state’s OK2SAY school safety program.  

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. Mary Whiteford, R-Casco Twp.; audio on mental health reform

Rep. Whiteford, who worked as a nurse prior to serving in the Michigan House, says the current House session has seen an increased focus on mental health issues, but that more needs to be done.  Rep. Whiteford serves as a member of the House CARES (Community, Access, Resources, Education and Safety) Task Force which has…

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