Free Speech Amendment Debate in House Oversight Committee

According to a report in Gongwer, State Representative Jim Runestad (R-44) testified in Michigan House Oversight Committee last week that Michigan’s public universities do not care about protecting free speech and allow for the suppressing of speech on campuses.

Runestad testified in favor of the constitutional amendment that would give the Legislature the power to overrule university and community college regulations for the “protection of free speech, expression and assembly rights.”

House Joint Resolution P was opposed by the college officials who called it “a solution in search of a problem.”  The committee did not act on the proposal at the meeting.

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