Rep. VanderWall talks about House passage Thursday of a multi-bill package of legislation, including a bill he authored, that opens the Michigan Legislature and the executive office to the new Legislative Open Records Act and the Freedom of Information Act.
Rep. VanderWall talks about his new legislation that gives high school students more flexibility in choosing or considering future careers. The Rep. VanderWall bill eliminates the expiration of a program that allows a foreign language requirement to be met by taking a career technical education class or a visual/performing arts course to graduate from high school.
Rep. VanderWall says he is pleased that the legislative agenda for 2017-2018 unveiled at the Capitol on Thursday has a strong emphasis on skilled trades training, saying employers in his district have jobs they need to fill.
Rep. VanderWall talks about the bipartisan legislation introduced Wednesday that subjects the office of the Governor to the Freedom of Information Act while creating a new Legislative Open Records Act.
Rep. VanderWall talks about meeting with Governor Snyder and other northern Michigan representatives Thursday to discuss career technical education and community colleges. Rep. VanderWall says careers in skilled trades are available across his district and adds he wants to make sure community college credits transfer to four-year universities.
Rep. VanderWall talks about the State of the State Address Tuesday and says he was pleased to hear the Governor talk about an increased focus on career technical education.
Rep. VanderWall looks ahead to the next two years on the first day of House session at the state Capitol.