Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield discusses importance of accelerated House Transportation Committee meetings
Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield tells Capitol reporters this past week that the on-going, twice-weekly meetings of the House Transportation Committee have been very valuable to the debate about road improvements and have provided important information about road materials and construction.
Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield, R-Levering; audio on House approval of criminal justice reform measures
Following a House session where the chamber approved a bi-partisan plan ending the state’s long-time practice of trying 17-year olds in the adult judicial system, and gave final approval to bi-partisan bills which require a criminal conviction before the government can take ownership of personal property through civil asset forfeiture, Speaker Chatfield tells the Capitol…
Speaker Chatfield speaks at a press conference at the Michigan Supreme Court with other state leaders on Wednesday to announce a partnership with Pew Charitable Trusts that will review the state’s country jail system and expand jail alternatives. The Speaker argues that criminal justice reform cannot be a partisan issue.
Talking with reporters on the floor of the Michigan House Thursday, Speaker Chatfield says that finding a way to put more resources into Michigan’s roads while cutting the cost of auto insurance remain priorities, and that he has a constructive relationship with the Senate and the administration.
Talking with the Capitol press on the House floor after Thursday’s session, Speaker Chatfield said the Governor’s proposed 45-cent-a-gallon gas tax increase is too high a burden on Michigan families and says the House will work on its own proposal.
Speaker of the House Lee Chatfield, R-Levering; audio on House passage of civil asset reform legislation
Speaker Chatfield talks about House passage Thursday of bipartisan legislation reforming civil asset forfeiture in Michigan, saying that both the House and Senate have passed similar bills and that he’s looking forward to a finished product.
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.