Rep. Tim Kelly, R-Saginaw Twp.; audio on House passage of legislation on regional education millages for public school academies
House Education Committee Chair Rep. Tim Kelly speaks to reporters on the House floor Thursday afternoon after House passage of SB 574, which allows public school academies in Michigan access to future or renewed regional education millages approved by voters. Rep. Kelly says the issue is one of equity and fairness, arguing students at public…
Rep. Kelly, the Chair of the House Appropriations School Aid Subcommittee, talks about how the 2018 public school budget for Michigan includes an additional $120 million for at-risk students, with an expanded definition, while funding schools at their highest level ever.
House Education Reform Committee Chair Tim Kelly talks about the testimony he is hearing in his Committee on Wednesday on HB 4647, the plan to reform the teacher retirement system for new hires, saying the issue has been discussed for years and that the bill is a great benefit for teachers.
Rep. Kelly, the Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on K-12 Education, says he’s pleased with proposals for additional at-risk education funding and more dollars for high school classrooms in the state’s 2018 budget.
Rep. Tim Kelly, the Chair of the House Republican Policy Committee during the upcoming 2017-2018 session of the Legislature, talks about how members will come together to drive policy during the next two years.
Rep. Tim Kelly, R-Saginaw Twp.; audio on final House passage of transportation network company legislation
Rep. Kelly talks about final House passage Wednesday of his legislation in a package of bills that provides a framework for the operations of transportation network companies in Michigan. Rep. Kelly says most people focus on companies like Uber and Lyft when thinking about the legislation, but says the bottom line is effectively connecting people…
Rep. Kelly, the Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on School Aid, says the 2016-2017 school year begins with record funding and a focus on early childhood education. Rep. Kelly adds that recommendations from the Governor’s 21st Century Education Commission and the study on school funding released over the summer will also begin shaping education in Michigan…
Rep. Kelly, the Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on School Aid, talks about final passage Wednesday of the state’s K-12 budget for the 2017 Fiscal Year, and points to record funding for public education.