Rep. Jason Temperance, R-Sheppard; audio on expanding regional transit and transportation options

Rep. Sheppard talks about his legislation offering communities and counties across the state, including those within the Regional Transit Authority (Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties), more flexibility in how they pursue funding for transportation projects.  Members of the House Transportation Committee took testimony Tuesday on Rep. Sheppard’s HB 5229, which awaits further deliberation.  Rep….

Rep. Jason Sheppard, R-Temperance; audio on distracted driving legislation

Rep. Sheppard talks about his HB 4199, which increases the penalty for texting while driving in Michigan. The plan raises the penalty from $100 for a first violation to $250, and from $200 for a second violation up to $500. HB 4199 is part of a bipartisan package that would add reading an email or…

Rep. Jason Sheppard, R-Monroe County; audio on distracted driving legislation

Rep. Sheppard talks about his legislation to increase the penalty for texting while driving in Michigan from $100 for a first violation to $250, and from $200 for a second violation up to $500.  Other legislation in the same package would add reading an email or sending a message on cellphone social media apps to…