Last week, I spoke on the House Floor in support of my amendment to HB 4404 to stop giving people who have a marijuana felony a better discount on their marijuana licensure than someone who did not commit a felony. I know it sounds ridiculous to give someone who broke the law a better deal than someone who didn’t, but that is exactly what the Michigan Marijuana Regulatory Agency is doing. If you have a marijuana felony you get a 40% discount on marijuana licensure, but if you live in a disproportionately impacted community and have no felony, you only qualify for a 25% discount. I proposed this amendment because I believe in rewarding good behavior, not bad behavior.
Rep. Jeff Yaroch today said the City of Highland Park’s inability or refusal to pay its water bills may be a signal it needs a state-appointed emergency manager. Members of the Great Lakes Water Authority say Highland Park has not paid its bills related to the regional authority for several years. GLWA says this action […]
Rep. Yaroch, the chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee that oversees the Michigan Liquor Control Commission, talks about his call on the Governor to direct the LCC to stop selling Russian-made products. Rep. Yaroch says a single sanction, combined with others, can help shut off the Russian war machine.