House Appropriations Committee member Dr. John Bizon talks about the $4.3 billion Michigan Department of Transportation budget approved by the House this week, saying it puts more dollars into roads by selling two state aircraft and leveraging toll credits. Rep. Bizon adds that, going forward, the state needs to more effectively utilize paving technology.
Rep. Bizon talks about his Chairmanship this term of the budget panel for the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs; that budget has started to make its way through the legislative process. Rep. Bizon says he is pleased to work on the plan as a veteran, but also because it includes funding for the…
Rep. Bizon talks about House passage Thursday of legislation subjecting the House and executive office to open records legislation.
Rep. Dr. John Bizon, M.D., who chairs the House budget panel on Medicaid, says reforms to the Affordable Care Act at the federal level might not have an impact on Medicaid in Michigan for several years, but adds that individuals with coverage through non-government entities could see changes sooner and that both health care and health…
Rep. Bizon, a physician who helps oversee the state’s DHHS budget and Medicaid spending, says with $20 billion spent annually on health-related programs in Michigan, he is concerned that there is limited evidence suggesting Michigan residents are getting healthier.
Rep. Bizon, a physician and the Chair of the subcommittee overseeing the state’s $20 billion Medicaid program, says Representatives need to move forward discussing state’s 2018 Fiscal Year budget with an eye toward making Michigan healthier.
Rep. Bizon says as Michigan nears statistical full employment, the state needs to focus on a growing percentage of the population goes unseen in unemployment numbers because they are no longer actively looking for work.
Rep. Bizon says he was pleased to hear the optimistic tone of the Governor’s State of the State address on Tuesday.
Rep. Bizon looks ahead to Tuesday’s State of the State address and says he expects there to be a continued focus on jobs.
Rep. Bizon looks ahead to Tuesday’s State of the State Address and talks about reforming health care and health coverage in the 2017-2018 term of the Michigan House.
Rep. Bizon talks Wednesday about the term ahead as the 99th Michigan Legislature convenes at the state Capitol.
Rep. Bizon talks about how much of his work as a state lawmaker takes place in his district.