Rep. Howell comments on House passage Thursday of a four-bill package, including legislation he sponsored, to provide more flexibility in the Michigan Merit Curriculum to facilitate more paths to career technical education programs. The Howell legislation allows for statistics to be an alternative to Algebra II within current Michigan merit standards that require at least four…
Rep. Gary Howell, R-North Branch; audio on committee passage of career technical education legislation
Rep. Howell talks about passage Tuesday by the House Workforce and Talent Development Committee of a four-bill package that provides added flexibility within the Michigan Merit Curriculum for students pursuing a path in career technical education.
Rep. Howell talks about House passage Thursday of bi-partisan legislation that subjects the Legislature and the executive office to open records laws.
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.
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.