House Military, Veterans and Homeland Security Committee Chairman Rep. Beau LaFave, talks about committee passage Tuesday of a two-bill package prohibiting local governments from enacting or enforcing policies that prevent local officials and police from communicating with federal officials regarding a person’s immigration status.
Rep. Annette Glenn, R-Midland, was honored to host a special guest at the state Capitol in Lansing today. Visiting was Evan Burdick, a junior at Meridian Early College High School in Sanford. Evan has an interest in public administration and politics and has been involved locally, volunteering in cleanup efforts and assisting with the Sanford War Memorial dedication. Rep. Glenn was thankful that Evan took the time and interest in job shadowing her – her first job shadow since the COVID-19 pandemic.
State Rep. Sue Allor, of Wolverine, has introduced the Women’s Right to Know Act – establishing additional tools for pregnant women. House Bill 5086 provides information about lifesaving abortion reversal pills as well as heartbeat and miscarriage awareness, while creating a website with information on prenatally diagnosed conditions. “I expect this bill to earn bipartisan […]
Rep. Damoose talks about his HB 4985, which would place regulation of short-term rentals in Michigan at the local level. Rep. Damoose says that, without placing a judgement on local rentals, the issue is best decided by individual communities.
Rep. Griffin says the House vote Thursday evening to end the $300 weekly federal unemployment pandemic benefit next Tuesday is a move to get Michigan open again and on the road to a prosperous future.
Rep. Filler talks about House passage Tuesday of his HB 4724, which clarifies that Michigan’s eavesdropping prohibition on recording a private conversation does not apply to lawful security monitoring conducted by a homeowner. Rep. Filler says there were questions about the use of surveillance video in home sale situations when theft was taking place.
State Rep. Bryan Posthumus introduced a bill last week to amend the Industrial Hemp Research and Development Act to permit the sale of hemp-derived CBD as a dietary supplement or food additive provided state and federal labeling requirements are met.
Rep. LaFave talks about his House Bills 4075 and 4076, which would update the symbol for disability parking signs in Michigan to show an more active, dynamic individual. Similar legislation passed the House unanimously in 2019, but was never taken up in the Senate after the pandemic. The measures, which are under consideration in the […]
State Rep. Greg Markkanen, of Hancock, today joined House colleagues in adjusting parameters for unemployment benefits as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced she will soon rescind her COVID-19 restrictions. House Bill 4434, advanced through the House and co-sponsored by Markkanen, would remove an extra $300 per week in federal unemployment benefits that comes on top of […]
Rep. Beson, who owns a small, family-operated market in Bay County, says today’s House vote to end the $300 weekly federal pandemic unemployment benefit, will spell good news for small and local businesses struggling to stay afloat because of shortages of employees.