Rep. Aaron Miller, R-Sturgis; audio on election recount reform legislation

House Elections and Ethics Committee Chair Aaron Miller talks about House passage Wednesday of legislation that limits what he calls frivolous recounts from going forward by clarifying that candidates claiming to be “aggrieved” for the purpose of seeking a recount must be able to demonstrate a good-faith belief that, if not for fraud or mistake, they…

Rep. Aaron Miller, R-Sturgis; audio on Secondary Road Patrol resolution

Rep. Miller talks about House passage Wednesday of his HCR 13, which extends Secondary Road funding to county sheriff’s departments so they can provide patrols to municipalities that have reduced their police departments because of economic hardship.  Four counties are affected, including Rep. Miller’s neighboring Branch County.  

Rep. Aaron Miller, R-Sturgis; audio on 2018 budget for Michigan State Police

Rep. Miller, who oversees the House budget committee on the Michigan State Police, talks about how the Department’s 2018 budget includes almost 1.9 million dollars to enhance forensic science services as they relate to controlled substances and firearms.  Rep. Miller points out that while the budget provides for the training of 150 new troopers, improved…

Rep. Aaron Miller, R-Sturgis; audio on election clarification legislation

Rep. Miller talks about House passage Thursday of his legislation clarifying that when an elected official resigns or is removed from legislative office, that the resignation or removal remains in effect for the remainder of the term and that individual cannot seek the same office in the special election to fill the vacant seat.  Rep. Miller calls the…

Rep. Aaron Miller, R-Sturgis; audio on presentation of 2018 state budget

Rep. Miller, who chairs the budget subcommittee on the Michigan State Police, says the 2018 spending plan proposed by the Governor on Wednesday will put an additional 100 troopers in the field, but adds he would like to see more funding for K-12 education and promises a thorough review of budget priorities.