Rep. Howell says the state government transparency legislation introduced at the state Capitol Wednesday will be one of his priorities in the new legislative term.
Rep. Howell talks about Tuesday’s State of the State address and says he was pleased to see the focus on skilled trades.
Rep. Gary Howell, who co-sponsored legislation this term that would create a new Legislative Open Records Act and subject the Executive Office to the Freedom of Information Act, says he looks forward on working on similar legislation in 2017.
Rep. Howell talks about the commemoration of September 11 at the state Capitol Thursday and the guests he invited from the district.
Rep. Howell talks about Tuesday’s House Health Policy Committee meeting that took testimony on his HB 5790, which expands existing law to allow state and local corrections officers to use life-saving opioid antagonists that stop overdoses. Rep. Howell was joined for the Committee meeting by Lapeer County Sheriff Ron Kalaninquin and Lapeer County Deputy Joe Davis. …
Rep. Howell says the 2017 state budget approved by the House Wednesday is fiscally conservative, but spends record amounts on education while giving schools and local governments advance notice of their state funding.
Rep. Howell talks about his House Bill 5543, which he says will give minors who were forced to commit crimes because of human trafficking a fresh start by enabling them to seek expungement of their criminal records.
Rep. Howell says he’ll spend plenty of time in Lapeer County this week during the Legislature’s in-district work period, but adds that he’ll also be in Lansing establishing his new office.
Rep. Howell talks about how he is co-sponsoring legislation that will open the executive office and the legislature to more transparency through the expansion of the Freedom of Information Act and the creation of the new Legislative Open Records Act.
Rep. Howell talks about his priorities just after being sworn in as the new Representative for the 82 District Tuesday, saying he plans to be everywhere in his district and that he looks forward to working on issues like career technical education.