Chair Hall, House Oversight Committee advance plan allowing college athletes to be compensated

State Rep. Matt Hall (R-Marshall) and the House Oversight Committee he chairs today approved a plan with broad bipartisan support allowing current and future student-athletes to receive fair compensation for their name, image and likeness. Hall, who co-sponsored the legislation, said the proposal will address the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) rigorous and obsolete rules…

Rep. Hall’s plan to improve CPS protocol, protect vulnerable children approved by House

State Rep. Matt Hall’s legislation to better protect Michigan’s vulnerable children and improve the performance of the state’s Children’s Protective Services (CPS) division was today approved with unanimous support by the Michigan House of Representatives. Hall’s proposal came in the wake of a 2018 performance audit that called into question the effectiveness and efficiency of…

Rep. Hall joins President Trump for signing of historic U.S.-China trade deal

State Rep. Matt Hall today was on hand in Washington, D.C., as President Donald J. Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He signed the Phase One trade agreement between the two countries. Hall, of Marshall, said he was honored to be present for the historic event. “For years, China has taken advantage of the United…

Rep. Hall: Keeping the momentum in 2020

(The following column by Rep. Matt Hall originally appeared in the Dec. 25, 2019 edition of the Homer Index.) By state Rep. Matt Hall of Marshall As we bring on the New Year and begin a new decade, I would like to share with you some of my legislative accomplishments from the past year, and…

Rep. Hall’s plan to protect vulnerable children advances in Michigan House

State Rep. Matt Hall’s legislation to better protect Michigan’s vulnerable children and improve the performance of the state’s Children’s Protective Services (CPS) division is advancing in the state House. Hall’s proposal came in the wake of a 2018 performance audit that called into question the effectiveness and efficiency of CPS. The House Oversight Committee, chaired…

Rep. Hall’s sports betting plan now law

State Rep. Matt Hall’s plan permitting sports wagering in Michigan with important consumer protections has been signed into law. With the governor’s signature, Michigan becomes the latest state to legalize sports betting. Hall said the legalization will benefit communities across the state through revenue for local public services and schools. “Today marks the day Michigan…

Odds improving greatly on governor’s signature for Rep. Hall’s sports betting plan

Final legislative approval given for landmark proposal The state House today gave final legislative approval to Rep. Matt Hall’s plan permitting sports wagering in Michigan with important consumer protections. The overwhelmingly bipartisan vote brings Michigan one step closer to joining other states that have already legalized sports betting. Hall said the legalization will benefit communities…

Rep. Hall: House approves budget plan cleaning up governor’s budget mess

State Rep. Matt Hall (R-Marshall) and the Michigan House this week overwhelmingly approved measures to reverse many of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s budget vetoes – a key step in the effort to restore funding for K-12 students, public safety, health care, veterans and other vital initiatives. Whitmer vetoed nearly $1 billion in Legislature-approved funding when she…

Rep. Hall helps advance historic expungement reforms

State Rep. Matt Hall recently joined the Michigan House in approving a plan to expand Michigan’s expungement laws and give hundreds of thousands of residents with old criminal convictions a new opportunity to start fresh. Hall, of Marshall Township, said the innovative proposal will make Michigan a leader in criminal justice reform. “Many Michigan residents…

Michigan House approves Rep. Hall’s plan to permit sports betting

The state House today approved Rep. Matt Hall’s plan to permit sports wagering in Michigan with important consumer protections. The bipartisan House vote is a significant step forward for the plan, which would benefit Michigan communities through revenue for local public services and schools. “Everyone knows thousands of Michigan residents already bet on sports every…