Rep. Chris Afendoulis, R-Rockford; audio on Roads and Economic Development Committee

Rep. Afendoulis talks about Thursday’s first meeting of the new House Roads and Economic Development Committee, which is now charged with vetting roads legislation in the state House.  Rep. Afendoulis, a committee member, says he was pleased to take part in a thoughtful conversation about the role and cost of road warranties.  

Rep. Chris Afendoulis, R-Grand Rapids Twp.; audio on criminal law reform

Rep. Afendoulis talks about his appointment as a co-chair of a House of Representatives workgroup that will examine reforming Michigan’s criminal justice laws.  The workgroup will focus on repealing unnecessary and outdated statutes and reducing unnecessarily or disproportionately high criminal penalties by ensuring that penalties for similar crimes are consistent.