Rep. Dan Lauwers, R-Brockway; audio on Appointment to House Ag panel

Rep. Dan Lauwers comments on his appointment Thursday to the House Agriculture Committee for the 2017-2018 session of the Michigan House.  Rep. Lauwers is serving as the House Floor Leader this term, which precludes him from serving as committee chair, but he says ag issues are key to his district and much of the state.  

Rep. Dan Lauwers, R-Brockway; audio on House passage of grain bins legislation

Rep. Lauwers talks about House passage Tuesday of his House Bills 5889 and 5890, which ensures farmers receive sales and use tax exemptions when buying grain bins and grain handling equipment. Rep. Lauwers introduced the legislation after a business owner in Almont was denied the grain bins exemption and had to spend thousands of dollars fighting the…

Rep. Dan Lauwers, R-Brockway; audio on summer 2016 road work

House Transportation Committee member Dan Lauwers talks about roadwork underway across Michigan this summer, and says the 2015 roadwork package demands better communication about the expected lifespan of road projects and puts a focus on identifying sources of failure of workmanship or material.  

Rep. Dan Lauwers, R-Brockway; audio on horse racing reform legislation

Rep. Lauwers, the Chair of the House Agriculture Committee, talks about House passage this week of legislation that reforms state laws regulating horse racing and the distribution of racing dollars in Michigan.  Rep. Lauwers says it’s the first update to the law in decades.  

Rep. Dan Lauwers, R-Brockway; audio on Farmland Open Space refunds

Rep. Lauwers talks about his legislation, currently pending in the Michigan Senate, that would require prompt repayment of tax refunds for farmland in the Michigan Farmland Open Space Preservation Program.  Rep. Lauwers says some farmers are waiting longer than a year for their refunds and adds he expects the Senate to approve the legislation soon….