Rep. Shane Hernandez, the Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Michigan Department of Transportation, talks about how the budget in place for Michigan’s 2018 road construction season focuses on efficiency, both for the Department and for the way it builds Michigan’s roads.
Rep. Hernandez, who chairs the House budget committee overseeing the Michigan Department of Transportation, says the state’s 2018 construction season will benefit from better and more efficient road building and a move to direct more MDOT dollars to pavement.
Rep. Shane Hernandez, R-Port Huron; audio on final House passage of roadway charitable solicitation legislation
Rep. Hernandez talks about final House passage Wednesday of his HB 4160, which allows a person to solicit contributions on behalf of a charitable or civic organization during daylight hours on a public street or roadway. Although the practice is common, an Attorney General’s ruling found that it violates existing state law. Representative Hernandez says…
Rep. Hernandez, who chairs the House Transportation budget committee, says the 2018 roads spending plan headed to the full state House prioritizes dollars away from administration and towards roads, something he believes will be good news to Michigan motorists.
Rep Hernandez talks about his HB 4160, which allows charitable and civic organizations to solicit funds on and near Michigan roadways, if certain conditions are met. The bill, which legalizes this common practice of charitable organizations and provides for a safer environment, was up for discussion Tuesday in the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
Rep. Hernandez looks ahead to the next two years on the first day of the 99th Michigan Legislature.