Rep. Curt VanderWall, R-Ludington; audio on House passage of municipal theater legislation

Rep. VanderWall talks about House passage Wednesday of his HB 4411, would allow the Ramsdell Theater in Manistee to receive a year-round liquor license from the state.  Current Michigan law does not allow municipally-owned theaters, civic centers or civil auditoriums in communities with populations under 9,500 to obtain a liquor license.   Rep. VanderWall’s legislation removes…

Rep. Curt VanderWall, R-Ludington; audio on license plate tab legislation

Rep. VanderWall talks about testifying Tuesday morning in the House Transportation Committee on his HB 4535, which provides a 30-day extension for individuals to apply their license plate renewal tab after they register their vehicle.  Rep. VanderWall says he expects the plan to be reported to the full House next week.  

Rep. Curt VanderWall, R-Ludington; audio on ice shanty legislation in committee

Rep. VanderWall talks about testifying on behalf of his HB 4787 in the House Natural Resources Committee Wednesday.  The legislation gives the Michigan Department of Natural Resources the ability to adjust ice shanty removal dates each year based on weather conditions and allows anglers to choose whether they want to put their name and address,…

Rep. Curt VanderWall, R-Ludington; audio on 2017-2018 school year funding

As families look forward to the start of the 2017-2018 academic year, Rep. VanderWall says schools in his northwestern Lower Peninsula district can be assured of more per-pupil funding, as well as increases for at-risk students, high school students and career technical education programs.  

Rep. Curt VanderWall, R-Ludington; audio on the impact of hunting and fishing on tourism

Rep. VanderWall, the Vice Chair of the House Tourism and Outdoor Recreation Committee, says he’s working with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources this summer on plans to get more Michiganders involved in hunting and fishing, saying the two long-time traditions have a significant impact on the state’s tourism economy.  Rep. VanderWall has authored legislation…

Rep. Curt VanderWall, R-Ludington; audio on extension of Ag Disaster Loan program

Rep. VanderWall talks about how the House Agriculture Committee this Wednesday will take up his HB4562, which removes the September 30, 2017 expiration date of the state’s Agricultural Disaster Loan Program.  Rep. VanderWall says frost damage just this week underscores the importance of the program.  The Committee is expected to take testimony Wednesday and then vote the bill on…