Physicians who don’t face jail time.
“Republicans have this fixation,” McGregor said. “This is an area where government doesn’t need to be inserting itself.”
“If you want to talk about the economy and finding people jobs,” he added, “I’m your guy.”
Speaker of the House William Batchelder, a Medina Republican, appreciated McGregor’s “honesty and candor.”
“Rep. McGregor has always voted in a way that he believes reflects the desires of his district, and the Speaker has the utmost respect for that,” said Mike Dittoe, Batchelder’s spokesman. “The Speaker always welcomes the opinions of members on how to improve the legislative process in the future.”
When the so-called “heartbeat bill” last appeared before state lawmakers, McGregor said, hearings were held, which gave the public a chance to participate.
“These budget bills have become the repository for policy decisions,” McGregor said. “It’s a lot more convenient to add these into the budget, because then you don’t have to be bothered by people expressing their opinions.”