Speaker Leonard talks about the repeal of driver responsibility fees in Michigan. Under legislation signed earlier in 2018, individuals stripped of their licenses as a result of the fees can apply for reinstatement October 1, with the state waiving reinstatement fees through the end of the year.
Speaker Leonard talks with reporters on the House floor at the state Capitol Wednesday evening on House passage of citizen-initiated legislation increasing the minimum wage to $12.00 an hour by 2022 and requiring employers to provide paid sick time.
Speaking to reporters on the House floor Tuesday night, Speaker Leonard said a chief accomplishment of the House in 2018 was the vote that will end driver responsibility fees on October 1. The Speaker says the fees are an impediment to employment for thousands of Michigan residents.
Speaker of the House Tom Leonard, R-DeWitt; audio on House declining to vote on marijuana initiative
Speaker Leonard talks to reporters on the House floor after Tuesday’s session, saying there was never sufficient support in the House to vote on the citizen-initiated legislation to legalize marijuana. In accordance with the Michigan Constitution, the plan will now go before Michigan voters.
Speaker Leonard tells reporters on the House floor Thursday that he is pleased how members on both sides of the chamber came together to write, debate and approve the sexual assault package that he says will keep Michigan’s young people and students safer.
Talking with reporters on the floor of the Michigan House Thursday afternoon, Speaker Leonard talked about four areas where surplus tax dollars could be directed, as well as his thoughts on the $500 million MSU settlement with survivors of Larry Nassar.
Speaker Leonard tells reporters on the House floor at the Capitol on Thursday that he still does not see a path for the recreational marijuana proposal approved earlier this spring by the State Board of Canvassers to come up for a vote in the state House, meaning voters will have the final say on the…
Speaker Leonard talks with reporters on the House floor Thursday afternoon about Senate legislation currently pending in the House Appropriations Committee that would require some able-bodied Medicaid recipients in Michigan to participate in 29 hours of work, job training or related education every week to qualify for benefits.