Rep. Mueller, Legislature finalize plan to restore vetoed funding

State Rep. Mike Mueller, of Linden, joined the Michigan Legislature on Tuesday in the final passage of a plan to restore budget funding vetoed by the governor earlier this year. The plan approved today restores the most critical of those vetoed funds, including Mueller’s measure to restore essential funding for the secondary road patrol programs…

Rep. Wentworth votes to end budget impasse, reverse governor’s cuts

State Rep. Jason Wentworth this week voted to reverse the governor’s cuts to initiatives helping the state’s most vulnerable residents – ending a budget impasse. Wentworth, of Clare, also voted to approve reforms to ensure no governor will be able to circumvent the legislative process and abuse the State Administrative Board again. The plan provides…

Rep. O’Malley sparks progress on plans allowing for more flexibility with road repairs

State Rep. Jack O’Malley, chair of the House Transportation Committee, this week continued instrumental work in advancing legislation that will help local communities as they explore road repair projects. House Bill 4476, sponsored by state Rep. Gary Eisen (R-St. Clair) and overwhelmingly advanced by the committee, raises requirements for competitive bidding with construction projects. The…

Rep. Lower applauds restored budget funding, amended budget processes

State Rep. James Lower, of Greenville, this week joined colleagues in the Michigan Legislature in giving final approval to a plan restoring budget funding vetoed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer earlier this year. Also approved were plans protecting residents in upcoming budget years through procedural changes to the State Administrative Board and a new established date…

Rep. Berman, state House lend final approval to restore vetoed funding

Legislator: Well past time for budget impasse to end State Rep. Ryan Berman, of Commerce Township, this week joined colleagues in the Michigan Legislature in giving final approval to a plan restoring budget funding vetoed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer earlier this year. Nearly $1 billion in Legislature-approved funding was wiped through line-item vetoes before the…

Rep. Wozniak welcomes local pastor to give House invocation

State Rep. Doug Wozniak (right) welcomed Pastor Jason Jackson from Brookside Missionary Baptist Church in Shelby Township to give the invocation before the Michigan House of Representatives session on Tuesday. Joining them on the rostrum was Rep. Jim Lilly.

Rep. Webber, state House send restored funding to governor’s desk

State Rep. Michael Webber, of Rochester Hills, this week joined colleagues in the Michigan Legislature in giving final approval to a plan restoring budget funding vetoed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer earlier this year. Nearly $1 billion in Legislature-approved funding was wiped through line-item vetoes before the fiscal year that began Oct. 1. A newly approved…

Rep. O’Malley applauds finalized deal for restored budget funding

Legislator votes to send proposal to governor’s desk State Rep. Jack O’Malley, of Lake Ann, this week joined the Michigan House of Representatives in finalizing a plan to restore budget funding vetoed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer earlier this year. The governor vetoed nearly $1 billion in Legislature-approved funding when she signed the budget plan for…

House advances Wakeman plan providing proper, timely burials for unclaimed decedents

The Michigan House of Representatives this week unanimously approved state Rep. Rodney Wakeman’s plan ensuring funeral directors have the necessary authorization to provide timely and respectful dispositions for unclaimed decedents. “The process that determines who has the legal right to make funeral arrangements and final disposition in the event there are no heirs present lacks…

Rep. Wentworth invites residents to December office hours

Rep. Wentworth of Farwell announced his December office hours for residents of the 97th District. “Over the past year, I had the pleasure of hosting numerous office hours.” Rep. Wentworth said. “Hearing from my constituents is one of my favorite parts of this job. I look forward to discussing legislative priorities for the new year.”…

House approves Rep. Johnson plan holding state departments accountable

The Michigan House this week unanimously approved state Rep. Steve Johnson’s plan clarifying the constitutional authority of the Auditor General to access and examine electronically stored and confidential information during audits of state departments. The Office of the Auditor General is tasked under the Michigan Constitution to conduct financial and performance audits of all state…

Rep. O’Malley: Compelling testimony shows Michigan’s child car seat laws could use changing

State Rep. Jack O’Malley, chair of the House Transportation Committee, today led discussions on legislation improving child safety on our state’s roadways. A bipartisan plan from state Reps. Julie Alexander (R-Hanover) and Cara Clemente (D-Lincoln Park) will use widely accepted national research to update Michigan’s laws on car seats. Children under 30 pounds or less…