(Community Matters 80) Lightner on Budget Season, Local Control and Fighting Fentanyl: Legislative Update

Michigan 45th District Rep. Sarah Lightner (R-Springport) returns to Community Matters for an update on legislative activity.

In particular, Lightner discusses the beginning of the state budget process. The state must pass a balanced budget by July 1 every year. Lightner serves as the minority vice chair of the Michigan House Appropriations Committee.

Lightner also expresses continued concern about local control as it relates to solar siting in Michigan – as well as her having gotten behind a proposal to increase penalties for those convicted of dealing Fentanyl.

Episode Resources
Rep. Sarah Lightner’s website
Other episodes with Rep. Lightner

Former WBCK Morning Show host Richard Piet (2014-2017) returns to host Community Matters, an interview program focused on community leaders and newsmakers in and around Battle Creek. Community Matters is heard Saturdays at 8:00 AM and PM Eastern on WBCK-FM (95.3) and anytime at battlecreekpodcast.com.

Community Matters is sponsored by Lakeview Ford Lincoln and produced by Livemic Communications.