Rep. Kahle talks about Tuesday’s State of the State Address, saying she wants to see the state focus even more on public education. Rep. Kahle’s guest for the speech was Jonathan Tobar, from the Hillsdale Intermediate School District and the President of the Michigan Association of Bilingual Education.
Rep. Kahle talks about final House passage Thursday of her HB 5678, which maintains the ability of hospice organizations to attend to the intense and immediate medical needs of patients during end of life hospice care; that ability had been inadvertently jeopardized by the state’s new opioid laws.
Rep. Kahle talks about House passage Thursday of a two-bill package that creates the crime of cyberbullying in Michigan, essentially mirroring the state’s stalking laws, and provides for penalties of up to a year in jail for misdemeanor convictions and as many as ten years in prison for cases resulting in death. t
Rep. Kahle talks about Tuesday’s signing of an extra $175 million emergency appropriation for 2018 road work in Michigan, saying a consistent message she has heard in her district is that extra money is needed for road repairs this year.
Rep. Kahle talks about House passage Wednesday of a supplemental bill budget allocating an additional $175 million in 2018 road funding from lapsed money from the last budget cycle.
Rep. Kahle comments on Thursday’s House passage of legislation retaining and increasing the state personal income tax exemption while providing additional relief for seniors.
Rep. Kahle says the Governor’s final State of the State address finds Michigan in a better fiscal position than it was in 2011.
Rep. Kahle, the sponsor of a 2017 law that moved to start treating individuals trapped in human trafficking as victims under Michigan code, rather than criminals, talks about Thursday, January 11 as Human Trafficking Awareness Day and says human trafficking remains a problem close to home.
Rep. Kahle talks about Wednesday’s House passage of a bipartisan package of legislation making information and instruction in career technical education and skilled trades training more accessible to Michigan students.
Rep. Kahle talks about testimony in the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee Tuesday morning on her legislation allowing schools to hire professional trade instructors to teach classes that align with their professional expertise. Rep. Kahle was joined for the testimony by Lenawee Intermediate School District Superintendent Mark Haag and Director of Staff Resources Daniel Garno….
Rep. Kahle talks about the introduction Wednesday of a bi-partisan, five-bill package of legislation, including a bill she is sponsoring, designed to expand the instruction of skilled trades to help develop professional skills. This legislation will provide Michigan’s students with career exploration and essential skills to bolster each student’s education and success after graduation.
Rep. Kahle talks about the bipartisan, multi-bill package of legislation targeting female genital mutilation in Michigan that took effect Monday, saying its key provision is the protection of kids.