Speaker Chatfield unveils the House Republican Action Plan for the 2019-2020 session of the Michigan Legislature Tuesday at the Capitol, saying the priorities of the House Republican caucus are the priorities of Michigan families.
Speaker Chatfield talks with members of the Capitol press in his office Wednesday morning about Gov. Whitmer’s State of the State Address, saying he looks forward to working with the Governor, while adding that he hoped to hear more about issues like auto insurance and criminal justice reform, as well as details on how she…
Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield, R-Levering; audio on Concurrent Resoltuion overturning Governor’s EO
Speaker Chatfield speaks on the House floor Wednesday evening, prior to the House vote to overturn the Governor’s Executive Order restructuring the Department of Environmental Quality. The Speaker says the vote reflected a concern that citizen participation on environmental decisions at the state level would be diminished under the plan.
Speaker Chatfield is joined on the House floor after Wednesday’s first session of 2019 by Attorney General Dana Nessel and House Democratic Leader Christine Greig to talk about the introduction of bipartisan legislation requiring a criminal conviction before private property is seized from people through the civil asset forfeiture process.
Rep. Chatfield speaks on the floor of the Michigan House Tuesday, just prior to passage of SB 1197, which will allow the operation of a utility tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac. Rep. Chatfield’s district spans both sides of the bridge and he says a tunnel is key to the energy future of northern Michigan….
House Speaker-elect Lee Chatfield, R-Levering; audio on priorities for 2019-2020 session of the Michigan House
Speaker-elect Chatfield talks to the Capitol press Thursday evening about his priorities for the 100th session of the Michigan Legislature in 2019-2020, pointing to auto insurance reform, improved roads and government transparency as his three chief objectives.
Rep. Chatfield speaks on the House floor Wednesday on during the debate on the citizen initiative to repeal the state’s half-century old prevailing wage law, calling the system a government mandate that costs roads and schools.
Rep. Chatfield speaks on the House floor Tuesday, prior to adoption of his HCR 002, which calls on the U.S. Congress to fully fund the construction of a new lock at Sault Ste. Marie, saying a new lock is an issue of both national and economic security.
Rep. Chatfield talks about revisions in his HB 4001, which is now slated to roll back the state’s income tax rate to 3.9% over the next four years. The measure is set for final passage in the House.
Rep Chatfield talks about the first bill introduced in the 2017-2018 session of the Michigan House, his plan to cut the current Michigan income tax rate to 3.9 percent in January 2018, and then decrease the levy by 0.1 percent each year until the income tax is completely eliminated.
Rep. Chatfield speaks on the floor of the Michigan House Wednesday on the passage of the House roads plan. Rep. Chatfield is the sponsor of one of the bills in the package.
Rep. Chatfield talks about his testimony Tuesday morning before the House Roads and Economic Development Committee on his HB 4608, which reprioritizes $60 million in tribal gaming compact dollars from Michigan Strategic Fund to the Michigan Transportation Fund without altering gaming compacts.