Speaker of the House Tom Leonard, R-DeWitt; audio on 2018 legislative priorities

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Speaker Leonard looks ahead to the 2018 session of the Michigan House, and says his focus will be on mental health reform, ending driver responsibility fees and an increased emphasis on skilled trades technical education.  A bipartisan House task force spent much of the second half of 2017 listening about mental health issues, while the House approved legislation in early November to eliminate the fees in October 2018;  that legislation is pending in the Senate Michigan Competitiveness Committee.  Skilled trades have been an ongoing focus, including legislation passed by the House in December designed to provide more awareness of technical careers for Michigan students while fostering additional instruction.