Rep. O’Malley talks about committee passage this week of his House Bill 5291, which would establish the Port Facility Improvement Grant program for the expansion and creation of public and private ports within the state. The plan also creates the Maritime and Port Facility Improvement office within the Michigan Department of Transportation. The measure is […]
The Senate Health Policy and Human Services Committee on Thursday approved legislation from state Rep. Sue Allor to protect people’s civil liberties by banning the use of government-issuing COVID-19 vaccine passports. House Bill 4667 prohibits government entities in Michigan from issuing, producing or requiring a vaccine passport. The plan would prevent government entities in […]
House Oversight Committee Chairman Steve Johnson (R-Wayland) today said a committee hearing on elevated lead levels in Benton Harbor’s drinking water illuminated serious safety concerns for the community while the governor’s administration ignored pleas from city officials for more funding to help fix the problem.
Rep. Pauline Wendzel said a Thursday hearing of the Michigan House Oversight Committee is an important initial step toward finding answers for the people of Benton Harbor about problems with their water system.
House Military, Veterans, and Homeland Security Committee Chair Beau LaFave, of Iron Mountain, today issued the following statement after a group of terrorists attempted to shut down Line 5 at a valve site outside of Vassar in Tuscola County on Tuesday. One suspect breached a security fence and used a wrench to close the valve. Three people were detained by law enforcement:
House Oversight Committee Chairman Steve Johnson (R-Wayland) today said an update from the Office of the Auditor General on unreported COVID-19 deaths due to COVID-19 creates more questions going forward.
House Oversight Committee Chair Rep. Steve Johnson talks about Thursday’s committee meeting that heard from Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy Director Liesl Clark and Benton Harbor Mayor Marcus Muhammad on Benton Harbor’s lead-contaminated water. Rep. Johnson says he was concerned that it was only at the committee meeting that state officials said Benton […]
State Rep. Greg Markkanen today reiterated his call for an overhaul of the state’s Unemployment Insurance Agency after new reports disclosed far wider ineptitude than once thought. The U.S. Department of Labor warned state jobless agencies in May 2020 about implementing overly lenient qualifications for pandemic unemployment assistance (PUA). According to one report, the department […]
State Rep. John Reilly on Tuesday testified before the House Committee on Military, Veterans and Homeland Security in support of his plan to protect civil liberties by ensuring that state law prohibiting terrorist threats does not restrict constitutionally protected speech.