Rep. Gary Howell, R-North Branch; audio on House passage Youth Hunt expansion

Rep. Howell talks about House passage Thursday of his HB 4957, which expands the Mentored Youth Hunt in Michigan to include antlerless deer, bear and elk.  Howell said he developed the legislation after speaking with a 7-year old Lapeer County resident, Hayden Vaneck, who felt the program was too limited.  Hayden spoke in support of…

Rep. Gary Howell, R-North Branch; audio on House passage of local firearms legislation

Rep. Howell talks about House passage Wednesday of his HB 4616, which works to enforce a bi-partisan state firearms preemption law that has been on the books since 1990.  The Howell legislation would allow aggrieved citizens to file suit against municipalities and give courts the authority to overturn local ordinances not in compliance with the…

Rep. Gary Howell, R-North Branch; audio on career technical education legislation

Rep. Howell talks about his legislation in a four-bill package designed to provide greater flexibility for high school students pursuing a path in career technical education.  Rep. Howell’s bill, currently pending in the Workforce and Talent Development Committee, would allow students to substitute a class in statistics for the state’s Algebra II requirement.