Speaker Chatfield talks with reporters on the House floor Tuesday after a series of votes to restore almost $600 million in vetoed line items in the state’s 2020 budget, while providing the Legislature with more of a role in funding shifts made by the State Administrative Board. The Speaker also talked about the future of…
Talking with Capitol reporters on the House floor Tuesday afternoon, Speaker Chatfield says he continues to hear from thousands of Michigan residents who say they are being hurt by the Governor’s cuts and endorses finding a compromise through legislation and budget language.
Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield, R-Levering; audio on Governor’s cuts and state Administrative Board
Talking with reporters on the floor of the Michigan House following session Thursday afternoon, Speaker Chatfield says he wants to make sure money appropriated by the legislature will not be shifted around by the Governor again through the State Administrative Board, but adds meetings between the Governor and legislative leaders on policy issues have focused…
Speaker Chatfield talks with Capitol reporters on the House floor Thursday afternoon, saying work on the state’s 2020 budget is done and that he wants to move back to priorities.
Speaker Chatfield talks to reporters at the state Capitol Tuesday, saying the final budget that now goes to the Governor focuses on priorities like schools, roads and drinking water, adding that he is grateful for bipartisan cooperation in the House, even though the Governor did not choose to negotiate.
Speaker Chatfield addresses his colleagues on the House floor Tuesday afternoon, during debate on SB 149, the 2020 budget for the Michigan Department of Transportation, which the Speaker says includes a record amount for road repair. The plan now awaits the signature of the Governor.
Speaker Chatfield talks with Capitol reporters on the House floor on Thursday and says the passage of the state’s public education budget for the 2020 fiscal year was a bipartisan effort and that he looks forward to the Governor returning to negotiations to finish work on the complete state budget before the start of the…
Talking with Capitol reporters on the House floor prior to Tuesday’s House session, Speaker Chatfield says he has reached out to the Governor several times to continue talks over the 2020 state budget and is hopeful he’ll get a positive response.
Talking with reporters on the House floor after Thursday’s session, Speaker Chatfield says work continues at the Capitol on road funding and the state’s 2020 budget and that he expects a timely resolution on both issues.
Talking with Capitol reporters on the House floor prior to Wednesday’s House session, Speaker Lee Chatfield said the Governor is holding up completion of the state’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget by insisting on a 45-cent-a-gallon gas tax increase.
Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield this week addresses the first meeting of the Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration, a group comprised of 21 members from the executive, judicial and legislative branches, as well as community leaders across the state. The panel is focusing on how the state’s jail population has tripled…
Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield, R-Levering; audio on passage of House version of 2020 state budget
Speaker Chatfield talks to the state Capitol press after Thursday’s House session, saying the 2020 state budget approved by the House this week dedicates taxes paid at the pump to transportation and focuses on priorities like roads and education.