Rep. Jack O’Malley, R-Lake Ann; audio on jail and pre-trial reforms

Rep. O’Malley talks about the report last week of the Michigan Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration, saying it points the way toward helping sheriffs and jails in rural counties, like the area he represents, by offering common sense alternatives while still focusing on public safety.  

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

House Transportation Committee Chairman Rep. Jack O’Malley talks about his HB 4963, and a package of companion legislation,  which allows for a local-option fuel tax at the county level.   Rep. O’Malley says work continues to shape the plan and that there is strong, statewide support, for providing more local options for funding local roads….

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.    …