Rep. Jeff Yaroch, R-Macomb County; audio on fireworks legislation

Rep. Yaroch talks about his new legislation that would require an individual setting off fireworks to be at least 200 feet from a building they do not own.  The plan also gives local communities the option to regulate the use of sky lanterns.  Prior to serving in the House, Rep. Yaroch worked as a firefighter…

Rep. Jeff Yaroch, R-Macomb County; audio on federal marijuana rules

Rep. Yaroch talks about his House Concurrent Resolution 11, which calls on the federal government to either enforce the federal statute criminalizing marijuana, or give states the right to regulate marijuana on their own.  Rep. Yaroch points out the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs is creating a database on medical marijuana use in…

Rep. Jeff Yaroch, R-Macomb County; audio on proposal for unicameral Legislature

Rep. Yaroch talks about his HJR R, which calls for the establishment of a one-chamber Legislature in 2019.  Rep. Yaroch argues that a unicameral legislative body would be more efficient and would save state taxpayers around $50 million each year.  The plan would have to be approved by the Michigan Legislature and then go before…