Last week, I spoke on the House Floor in support of my amendment to HB 4404 to stop giving people who have a marijuana felony a better discount on their marijuana licensure than someone who did not commit a felony. I know it sounds ridiculous to give someone who broke the law a better deal than someone who didn’t, but that is exactly what the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency is doing. If you have a marijuana felony you get a 40% discount on marijuana licensure, but if you live in a disproportionately impacted community and have no felony, you only qualify for a 25% discount. I proposed this amendment because I believe in rewarding good behavior, not bad behavior.
State Reps. Mary Whiteford, of Casco Township, and Jeff Yaroch, of Richmond, today announced $12.9 million for EMS rate increases will be included in the state budget that will be approved by the Legislature on Wednesday.
A group of Macomb County legislators in the Michigan House today called for additional oversight into the state’s Unemployment Insurance Agency after the federal government revealed problems in how the agency has served residents.