Representatives talk about the State of the State as Michigan enters 2017.
Speaker Leonard talks about Tuesday night’s State of the State address.
The 99th session of the Michigan Legislature begins Wednesday, and the new Speaker of the House, Rep. Tom Leonard of DeWitt, says he’s looking for a renewed focus on civility at the Capitol.
Rep. Leonard, who will serve as Speaker of the House during the 2017-2018 session of the Michigan House, talks about the appointment of Rep. Tim Kelly of Saginaw Twp. as the Chair of the House Republican Policy Committee, and discusses some of the policy initiatives that could be pursued in the next two years.
Rep. Lauwers talks about his election Thursday as the House Majority Floor Leader for the 2017-2018 session of the Michigan House, saying the job is like that of an air traffic controller and offering his support for the next House Speaker, Rep. Tom Leonard of DeWitt.
Rep. Leonard talks about his election Thursday by the House Republican Caucus as its leader for the 2017-2018 House session. He will be formally elected Speaker by the full House on January 11. Rep. Leonard says he looks forward to building consensus and working on issues like career technical education and mental health reform. …
Rep. Leonard talks about House passage Tuesday of his HB 4674, which makes it easier for family members and friends to access the mental health system for a loved one, while retaining the individual’s due process rights. The legislation updates a 10-year old state law designed to help adults dealing with severe mental illness, but…
Rep. Leonard talks about his new legislation to simplify access to the mental health system through assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) without impairing any of the due process protections provided to those in need of care. Rep. Leonard says current state law is unworkable and isn’t getting individuals the help they need in a timely way.