“This veto is just one more bad decision that can be chalked up to Gov. Whitmer’s failed, hypocritical leadership. In the past, she and Lt. Gov. Gilchrist have both emphasized the importance of expanding access to internet service that is fast and reliable, but now she has vetoed a bipartisan plan that would do just that.
Rep. Bob Bezotte, of Howell, today criticized Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for vetoing legislation that would have expanded rural communities’ access to broadband services. Of a two-bill plan, Whitmer vetoed House Bill 4210 on Wednesday.
State Rep. Ann Bollin, chair of the House Elections and Ethics Committee, today released the following statement on the House’s efforts to work with local clerks and election administrators to strengthen Michigan’s elections:
Rep. O’Malley talks about the introduction this week of his new legislation that would provide whistleblower protection to state employees who bring an issue to their state legislator.
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. O’Malley talks about the Governor’s veto of HB 4210, which would incentivize the expansion of rural broadband service by exempting companies from paying property taxes on new equipment in rural areas.
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. 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 […]