Rep. Greg Markkanen, R-Hancock; audio on truck mechanic legislation

Rep. Markkanen talks about his HB 5194, which updates the definition of a heavy-duty truck to include any vehicle with a weight rating of more than 14,000 pounds, as compared to the current limit of 10,000 pounds.  Rep. Markkanen says the current, outdated limit is problematic for local truck repair shops in his district because…

Rep. Greg Markkanen, R-Hancock; audio on road commission finance bill

Rep. Markkanen talks about how his HB 5314 has started to work its way through the legislative process at the Capitol after having been passed out of the House Transportation Committee.  The legislation is a reintroduction of a similar bill vetoed by the Governor in 2019 that would give country road commissions the authority to…

Rep. Greg Markkanen, R-Houghton; audio on 2020 budget restoration

Rep. Markkanen talks about the cuts restored to the 2020 state  budget by the Michigan House this week, saying he is glad Michigan residents will be able to rely again on public safety line items like secondary road patrols and access to rural hospitals.  

Rep. Greg Markkanen, R-Houghton; audio on road damage tour

Rep. Markkanen talks about his tour through Copper Country over the weekend with House Transportation Committee Chair Rep. Jack O’Malley to examine damage from the 2018 Father’s Day Storm.  Rep. Markkanen says a year-and-a-half after the storm, repairs continue and additional resources are necessary.