House Oversight Committee member Rep. Jack O’Malley talks about Thursday’s committee testimony on HBs 5187 and 5188, which would prevent a governor, state or local health department from issuing executive or emergency orders prohibiting or suspending gun-related
activities. In 2020, Michigan, was one of just seven states in the country to use the pandemic and related emergency powers as a means to close down the firearm industry. The legislation remains before the committee.
By state Rep. Jack O’Malley of Lake Ann Each holiday we celebrate in our country holds special significance and meaning. It’s what makes them different from all the other days. Thanksgiving has always been a favorite of mine. It signifies enjoying a good meal with loved ones and saying thank you for all the blessings […]
Rep. O’Malley talks about House Bill 5190, which would modify the Michigan Merit Curriculum to include successful completion of a half-credit course in personal finance as a graduation requirement. Currently, students must take two full credits of a language other than English to graduate. The bill would adjust this requirement to 1½ credits in conjunction […]
State Rep. Jack O’Malley, of Lake Ann, today said findings from the state Auditor General show a key arm of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s administration made crucial and costly errors implementing a federal program. The Auditor General examined the state’s Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) process, including application and eligibility criteria that was not federally compliant. The […]
Advancing legislation makes renewed commitment to shipping industry A plan from state Rep. Jack O’Malley charting a course for investment into Michigan maritime commerce was overwhelmingly approved recently by the Michigan House. House Bill 5291 would establish a Port Facility Improvement Grant program for the expansion and creation of public and private ports within the […]