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.      

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.