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.
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.
Rep. O’Malley talks about House passage this week of House Bills 5404 and 5405, creating the Student Opportunity Scholarship program, which would provide resources to support the education of K-12 students.
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:
“The attack by these domestic terrorists — who claimed on video they were acting to implement Gov. Whitmer’s shutdown of Line 5 — is unconscionable. This action was a direct product of an irresponsible narrative being pushed by misguided extremists. Instead of threatening critical infrastructure that so many rely upon for their survival, we should work together for common-sense improvements like building the Great Lakes Tunnel.”
After Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a plan supposedly to help law enforcement, state Rep. Ryan Berman said her proposal was a similar, but weaker version of a plan Berman and fellow representatives proposed earlier this year.
State Rep. TC Clements, of Temperance, today issued the following statement after the governor announced her police officer retention and recruitment plan, which closely mirrors an existing plan announced by House Republicans earlier this year:
State Rep. Steve Carra today introduced a plan to protect preborn babies from abortion once a heartbeat can be detected, bringing Michigan closer to the ultimate goal of protecting life from the moment of conception.