Rep. Greg Markkanen, R-Houghton; audio on 2020 school funding

Rep. Markkanen says that, contrary to statements made by the Governor, the Michigan House has approved a 2020 public education budget that increases funding for every student in the state, adding he is troubled the administration would leverage school kids to push a for 45-cent-a-gallon gas tax increase.  

Rep. Greg Markkanen, R-Houghton; audio on Ojibway Correctional Facility

Rep. Markkanen talks about House passage of his amendment to the state’s 2020 Department of Corrections budget that includes funding to study potential locations for a training academy for corrections officers.  The Markkanen amendment adds the former Ojibway Correctional Facility to existing budget language.  

Rep. Greg Markkanen, R-Houghton; audio on signing of UP judgeship legislation

Rep. Markkanen talks about the signing of legislation by the Governor Thursday that will retain the 95-A District Court judgeship in Menominee County, a move that in turn will retain the current level of access to the court systems in Iron and Dickinson Counties.   In the absence of the new law, the 95-A judgeship…