Rep. Griffin talks about the Governor’s veto of her HB 4210, which focused on expanding rural broadband in Michigan. Rep. Griffin says she is puzzled by the Governor’s claim that speeds in the bill were not high enough, even though they met the federal standard and says the veto hurts rural Michigan families who would […]
Rep. Damoose talks about House passage Thursday of his HB 4149, which would reclassify the penalties for failing to attach a name and address to a fishing tip-up and fishing with more than the authorized number of fishing lines from misdemeanors to civil infractions. Penalties currently include fines of up to $500 and 90 days […]
Rep. Glenn talks about her HB 4640, which eliminates an inconsistency in state law that sometimes undermines a court’s ability to step in and protect neglected children. The new bill will add instances of “threatened harm” to the definition of “neglect” – making the definition in neglect cases consistent with other areas of Michigan child […]
Rep. LaFave says he’s troubled that Attorney General Dana Nessel would say “Being without heat for even a day during a Michigan winter is emotionally devastating” in a press release on the state’s settlement with propane supplier Ferrellgas, but continues to oppose the ongoing operation of Line Five and disregard the impact its closure would have […]
Rep. Beth Griffin today said Gov. Gretchen Whitmer hurt rural Michigan families by vetoing legislation aimed at increasing access to broadband-based internet in underserved areas. Whitmer rejected House Bill 4210, sponsored by Griffin. The measure was recently approved by the Legislature. “The governor stresses the importance of increasing access to broadband, but when it came […]
Rep. Beeler talks about his HB 4569, which would automatically extend the city income tax filing deadline in conjunction with any extension of the federal filing deadline. The measure received unanimous House approval and is now pending in the Michigan Senate.
State Rep. Mark Tisdel, majority vice chair of the Committee on Tax Policy, today praised the Michigan House of Representatives for its overwhelming bipartisan approval of a plan to extend the filing deadlines for state and city income taxes.