State Rep. Dave Maturen Looks To Lame-Duck Session
State Rep. Dave Maturen has about 12 days left in the Michigan Legislature, and appeared on the 95.3 WBCK Morning Show with Tim Collins to talk about the upcoming "lame duck" session.
Maturen, the two-term 63rd District Republican, says there are two major items that the legislature has to deal with. Both are to finalize measures that were supposed to be on the ballot, but were headed off by the legislature. The Republican-controlled House and Senate adopted them, but are expected to "tweak" the laws that increase minimum wage and employee sick days. Maturen said there will be some changes made, but expects that if lawmakers go too far, there could be legal challenges.
Maturen also addressed ideas by some that the entire 6% sales tax should go to Michigan roads. He said the problem with that is that a percentage of that is mandated to go to schools.
Maturen also said that Governor Snyder may have some last minute things that he would like the lawmakers to address. They won't have much time. About 12 days in session before the holiday recess. When the session resumes in 2019, there will be many new representatives, including Republican Matt Hall, who will take Maturen's seat. Any action taken in 2019 could be subject to veto by Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer.