Rep. Jack O’Malley, R-Lake Ann; audio on deer baiting ban

Rep. O’Malley talks about how he has listened to his local and family businesses selling state hunting licenses, and says he is concerned about continued reports that the state’s deer baiting ban is hurting license sales, and, by extension, wildlife management.  

Rep. Jack O’Malley, R-Lake Ann; audio on weekend U.P. road inspection

House Transportation Committee Chair Rep. Jack O’Malley talks about how he will join Rep. Greg Markkanen, R-Houghton, this Saturday morning for a tour of areas impacted by the 2018 Fathers Day flood.  Rep O’Malley says he wants to learn more about the situation in the hopes that the state could leverage federal dollars to help…

Rep. Jack O’Malley, R-Lake Ann; audio on school bus safety legislation

Rep. Jack O’Malley talks about a multi-bill, bi-partisan package of legislation designed to improve school bus safety in Michigan, including tougher penalties for passing a bus with its red lights flashing, and a proposed law that would make it illegal for non-students to board a school bus.   The package remains in committee.    …

Rep. Jack O’Malley, R-Lake Ann; audio on impact of scrapping Pure Michigan

House Transportation Committee Chairman Jack O’Malley says he’s concerned about what the loss of Pure Michigan would mean to his district along the Sleeping Bear dunes, but adds the entire state, including its largest city, will suffer.  Pure Michigan funding was line item vetoed from the state’s 2020 Fiscal Year budget by the Governor last…

Rep. Jack O’Malley, R-Lake Ann; audio on 2020 state budget

Rep. O’Malley looks ahead to the start of the state’s fiscal year October 1, saying what happens in the next week and talk of a state shutdown are all part of a process, and that he expects a 2020 budget focused on the smart spending of taxpayer dollars to be in place.  

Rep. Jack O’Malley, R-Lake Ann; audio on testimony on local road options

House Transportation Committee Chairman Jack O’Malley talks about the start of committee evaluation Tuesday of a bi-partisan plan that would give local governments in Michigan new options for raising revenue for road improvements.  Rep. O’Malley says it is local roads that need the most work across much of Michigan.  

Rep. Jack O’Malley, R-Lake Ann; audio on bipartisan transportation reforms

House Transportation Committee Chairman Jack O’Malley talks about bipartisan legislation unveiled Thursday to give local communities more tools in their toolbox when it comes to providing needed road repairs.  Rep. O’Malley travelled around Michigan this summer listening to local officials about how best to improve the roads people drive on every day.