Rep. Afendoulis says the 2017 budget marks only a small increase over 2016 levels, but adds he will continue to look for efficiencies, especially in Medicaid.
Rep. Afendoulis talks about his HB 5232, which would reform Michigan’s almost half-century old Historic Districts Act to allow for more local input and local control.
Rep. Afendoulis, who headed up a work group this year to eliminate some of the state’s archaic, outdated laws, talks about legislation signed Tuesday that will eliminate about 85 of those laws, a step he says starts to attack the problem of overcriminalization of state statute.
Rep. Afendoulis talks about the veterans forum he’ll co-host in Plainfield Township Monday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Plainfield Twp. Hall.
Rep. Afendoulis talks about passage by the House Wednesday of his HB 4248, which begins the process of repealing scores of outdated Michigan laws, ranging from bans on dancing to the National Anthem to restrictions on activities like walkathons.
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.
House Appropriations Committee member Chris Afendoulis says he’s pleased the state’s 2016 budget approved by the House on Tuesday continues to pay down debt.
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 The workgroup will focus on repealing unnecessary and outdated statutes and reducing unnecessarily or disproportionately high criminal penalties by ensuring that penalties for similar crimes are consistent.
Appropriations Committee member Rep. Chris Afendoulis says the 2016 budget’s focus on career technical education will come as good news to small businesses looking to hire people in west Michigan.
Rep. Afendoulis looks ahead to the new session of the Michigan House that began on Wednesday.