LANSING, Mich. (WZMQ) – In Lansing, legislators are back in session from summer break. Representative Jenn Hill from The 109th House District said she’s focused on legislation with the goal of protecting reproductive health care across the state.
“The laws that we are examining now would make sure that in Michigan, people access to that critical care,when people are trying to start a family will be available.” Representative Hill said. “No matter what happens at the federal level.”
Following Governor Whitmer’s ‘What’s Next’ address last month, Representative Hill said she is ready to work on the bills discussed, including those related to environment and energy. She said if they can pass those bills by the end of the year, it could bring in millions of dollars from the federal government.
Representative Hill is working on two bills in Michigan’s House of Representatives currently. The first of which also revolves around renewable energy sources, for personal uses and storage.
“When you have your own renewable energy, say solar on your roof or on your property, you will be fairly compensated for that.” Rep. Hill said. “And then you will be able to have now, batteries in addition to the solar that will allow you to store that energy that you created on your own property and use it when it’s best for you.”
Representative Hill said she’s working with two other UP representatives from the 108th and 110th districts to create legislation that would support and accredit volunteer emergency management personnel. Rep Hill said The UP relies on volunteer emergency management personnel, whether its firefighters, or ambulance drivers and paramedics. She said their goal is to make sure they have what they need.
Representative Hill said there’s one other bill she’s focused on this fall to assist workers. With the goal of protecting project labor agreements, and calling out and creating repercussions for wage theft.
Rep. Hill also discussed her support of the funding granted for rural school transportation and free meals for K-12 students. She said it was a great summer getting to see the start of projects across the district like the Vista theater repairs, and that she’s excited to see the $3 million dollars invested into Baraga for a new storage shed for winter equipment and snow blowers.
With Proposition 1 passing last fall, Representative Hill also touched on her goals to work on creating more transparency laws in the state as it pertains to where money is spent during elections.