Rep. Theis talks about her appointment Thursday as Chair of the House Insurance Committee, saying that insurance touches the lives of everyone and is a significant source of jobs in Livingston County.
Rep. Theis talks about the Detroit Schools package approved by the House early Thursday and how staying out of bankruptcy avoids financial issues for every Michigan school district.
In this edition of the Capitol Report, Rep. Theis talks about passage of the state’s 2017 Fiscal Year budget and its impact on state spending, and the completion of the Detroit Public Schools package.
Rep. Theis talks about her vote in favor of the legislative package reforming the public school system in Detroit.
In her regular report from the state Capitol, Rep. Theis discusses civil service reform, operations of the Grand Rapids Veterans Home, legislation affecting auto repairs and constituent outreach in her district.
Rep. Theis talks about legislation before her in the House Oversight and Ethics Committee Thursday that would expand the Freedom of Information Act to include the Governor’s office, while creating a new Legislative Open Records Act to provide FOIA-like transparency to the Legislature. The bills were not voted out on Thursday, and Rep. Theis says she…
In this edition of the Capitol Report, Rep. Theis talks about juvenile justice reform legislation and why she has reservations about it, as well as legislation that would provide more transparency to the Governor’s office and the Legislature.
On this week’s edition of the Capitol Report, Rep. Theis talks about the Statement and Guidance on Safe and Supportive Learning Environments for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Students being considered by the Michigan Board of Education.
Rep. Theis says she hopes to continue to gather input from her constituents to send to the Michigan Department of Education on its draft Statement and Guidance on Safe and Supportive Learning Environments for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Students through a comment period running through April 11, 2016. Rep. Theis says the proposal erodes…
Rep. Theis talks about how she’ll be visiting schools in Livingston County during Reading Month in March.
Rep. Theis talks about speeding up tax refunds for farmers, clarifying election laws and how she’ll celebrate Reading Month in March.
Rep. Theis talks about prudent spending of taxpayer resources as work begins on the state’s 2017 budget and honors local first responders.