Speaker of the House Tom Leonard, R-DeWitt; audio on 2018 road work

Speaker Leonard tells reporters on the House floor after Thursday’s session that he is convinced that that an additional roads appropriation of $175 million given final approval Thursday, plus hundreds of millions of additional dollars already in the pipeline, will lead to better roads in Michigan in 2018.  

Speaker of the House Tom Leonard, R-DeWitt; audio on 2018 legislative priorities

Speaker Leonard looks ahead to the 2018 session of the Michigan House, and says his focus will be on mental health reform, ending driver responsibility fees and an increased emphasis on skilled trades technical education.  A bipartisan House task force spent much of the second half of 2017 listening about mental health issues, while the…