Rep. James Lower, R-Cedar Lake; audio on Senate overturning Executive Order

Rep. Lower, the sponsor of HCR 1, talks about Senate passage Thursday of the resolution, which overturns the Governor’s Executive Order earlier this month to reorganize the Department of Environmental Quality.  Rep. Lower argues the EO overstepped the authority of the Governor and that he was troubled by its treatment of Michigan agriculture.  The last…

Rep. Jim Lower, R-Cedar Lake; audio on rescinding EO on DEQ reorganization

Rep. Lower testifies before the House Government Operations Committee Wednesday on his HCR 1, which rescinds Gov. Whitmer’s Executive Order reorganizing the Department of Environmental Quality.  Rep. Lower argues the EO has positive points, but also abolishes several citizen input committees created by the Legislature in 2018.  

Rep. Jim Lower, R-Cedar Lake; audio on passage of petition reform legislation

Rep. Lower talks about final passage of his HB 6595, which sets a 15% ceiling on the number of petition signatures that can be gathered in a given Congressional district and requires a petition circulator who was a paid signature gatherer to file an affidavit with the Secretary of State that indicated as such before…

Rep. Jim Lower, R-Cedar Lake; audio on House passage of petition reform legislation

Rep. Lower talks about House passage Wednesday evening of his HB 6595, which regulates petition circulators, and requires that not more than 15 percent of certified signatures come from any one congressional district, while also mandating that initiative campaigns provide a short summary at the top of their petitions.  Representative Lower says the plan is…

Rep. Jim Lower, R-Cedar Lake; audio on university board appointment plan

Rep. Lower talks about his HJR DD, which would put before Michigan voters in November a plan that would make the Michigan Board of Education, as well as the boards of the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Wayne State University positions appointed by the Governor as opposed to being elected in a statewide…

Rep. Jim Lower, R-Cedar Lake; audio on House passage of Sandhill crane resolution

Rep. Lower talks about House passage Wednesday of HR 154, which encourages the Michigan Natural Resources Commission to add Sandhill cranes to the game species list and seek approval from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for a hunting season in Michigan.  Rep. Lower says the population of the bird is increasing rapidly and that…