To The Point: Rep. Ken Yonker


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — On this week’s “To The Point”, the Michigan Legislature is heading back to Lansing. While many members have been there throughout the summer, this will be the first time legislators are all back together to start considering important issues –Roads, education, what we do about energy use.

State Rep. Ken Yonker, R-Caledonia, spoke with “To The Point” about one of the most pressing issues — transportation.

While he says Proposal 1 — the road plan that was defeated at the polls in May — had some points, it was just too complex.

“Only having been in there four years, there are a lot of things that are new to me and one of them is how you communicate legislation to the constituents where they understand it. We spent hours on all this stuff so we know it quite well, but how do you explain it so people understand it? That’s what happened with Prop. 1. What the polls have told us is that people wanted something that they could really understand,” Yonker told “To The Point.”

Now the legislature has two separate plans in conference committee and hoping for a compromise that can pass both houses.

Above, hear more from Yonker in this Sept. 6, 2015 episode of “To The Point.”

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