Speaker Leonard says as the new school year draws closer, Representatives will continue to focus on giving Michigan students a path to careers in the skilled trades. Already in 2017, the state House has approved a four-bill package that provides for new flexibility in allowing career technical education classes to qualify as graduation requirements, as…
House Speaker Tom Leonard talks to reporters on the House floor Thursday afternoon about a tentative agreement between himself, Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof and Governor Snyder on reforming the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System.
Speaker Leonard talks with members of the Capitol press Wednesday afternoon about ongoing discussions between legislative leaders and the Governor on retirement reforms for new teachers and completion by the House and Senate of the state’s budget for the 2018 Fiscal Year.
Speaker Leonard talks with reporters on the House floor on Thursday afternoon, saying while teacher retirement reform legislation has not been submitted, he sees protecting both teachers and taxpayers as a priority.
House Speaker Tom Leonard talks with reporters on the floor of the Michigan House after Thursday’s session, and says reforming auto insurance, for Detroit and the rest of the state, remains a priority, and that any cost savings will be passed down to motorists.
Speaker of the House Tom Leonard, R-DeWitt; audio on House passage of government transparency legislation
Speaker Leonard talks to reporters on the House floor Wednesday after 10 108-0 votes on a 10-bill package that subject the Michigan Legislature to a new Legislative Open Records Act and the executive office to the Freedom of Information Act, saying the support demonstrates the broad-based backing the plan enjoys.
Speaker Leonard talks to reporters on the House floor early Thursday after the House failed to approve HB 4001, legislation he says would keep the legislative promise to roll the state income tax rate back to 3.9%.
Representatives talk about the State of the State as Michigan enters 2017.