Rep. Graves talks about House passage Wednesday of his HB 4048, which requires the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to give preference to veterans when hiring for veterans facilities under their supervision.
Rep. Graves talks about his new legislation to give qualified military veterans preference for jobs at the two homes for veterans in Michigan. Rep. Graves is a veteran himself and says experience tells him that the people who take the best care of veterans are veterans.
Rep. Graves, a member of the House Oversight and Ethics Committee, talks about his work to guide legislation reforming the Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency through committee and then on to the House floor.
Rep. Graves discusses how the Michigan Legislature has already approved millions of dollars for Detroit Schools and will appropriate more this month, but says teachers in the city need to be at work to help kids.
Rep. Graves says he was glad to see Tuesday’s State of the State focus on the Flint water crisis and the continued improvement of Michigan’s economy.
Rep. Graves asks kids in his district in grades K through 12 to send in an entry for the cover art for the program for the 2016 State of the State Address. The speech takes place January 19. Rep. Graves says students can send entries to his office and that he’ll send them on to…
Rep. Graves says the 2016 Fiscal Year budget that began October 1 will dedicate $400 million for state roads, in addition to the state’s current $3.8 billion Transportation budget. Rep. Graves says Michigan is still digging itself out from a lack of General Fund investment in transportation during the Lost Decade.
Rep. Graves talks about House passage Thursday of his HB 4204, which replaces the phrase “crippled children” in state law with “children and youth with special health care needs” Rep. Graves says it’s important to update state code to reflect the language of the times.
House Commerce Committee Chair Joe Graves says the House Republican Action Plan unveiled on Thursday continues to focus on economic growth and making Michigan more job friendly.
Rep. Graves says Governor Snyder’s State of the State speech Tuesday should resonate with residents of his district.
Rep. Graves talks about September 11th observances Thursday at the state Capitol.
Rep. Graves talks about Wednesday’s House vote on initiative legislation that would provide for management of hunting and fishing seasons through the Natural Resources Commission.