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Hail to the inventors

The state that sparked a revolution by putting the world on wheels is at it again, with one university paving the way as an inventive leader. The University of Michigan set a record for new inventions in Fiscal Year 2014, recording 439 new inventions from the school’s Technology Transfer office. The office also reported records…

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Michigan’s turnaround by the numbers

Michigan’s recovery is becoming more obvious each day, and today is no different. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently released its September jobs report, and our state’s unemployment rate has decreased once again; this time to 7.2 percent. The new unemployment rate is the lowest Michigan has seen since March 2008. Michigan’s turnaround can be seen in…

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ICYMI: Reforms to workers comp laws create brighter future for Michigan job-creators

In 2011, House Republicans made it a top priority to make Michigan a more hospitable place for job providers. In that vein, comprehensive changes to the state’s workers compensation laws were signed into law. Sponsored by Rep. Brad Jacobsen, these laws served the dual purpose of giving job creators in the state some much needed…

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#FF: Lawmakers crack down on physician fraud, protect Michigan patients

Welcome to this week’s Follow Friday, where we highlight four bills that were approved by the Michigan House and are headed to the Senate floor in the coming weeks. The four-bill package was introduced by state Reps. Jeff Farrington, Pat Somerville, Klint Kesto and Peter Pettalia, to better protect patients being treated by physicians who are…


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Senate panel OKs Nesbitt bill to name highway after fallen trooper

The Senate Transportation Committee today approved a bill introduced by state Rep. Aric Nesbitt to name a portion of Interstate 94 in Van Buren County in honor of Michigan State Police Trooper Rick L. Johnson, who was killed in the line of duty in 2000. House Bill 4923, introduced by Nesbitt, R-Lawton, names a portion…

Lori announces housing rehab grant for Three Rivers

State Rep. Matt Lori today announced that the city of Three Rivers has been awarded a Housing Resource Fund grant to rehabilitate downtown apartments. Lori, R-Constantine, said the $379,200 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will assist downtown property owners with the renovation of upstairs space that has been vacant…

Heise discusses legislative efforts to combat human trafficking at forum

State Rep. Kurt Heise spoke today about efforts to crack down on human trafficking in Michigan at the Delta Airlines Human Trafficking Summit held at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport Marriott. The forum, hosted for the benefit of the airline’s nationwide staff and allied contractors, focused on what businesses can do to help in the fight…

Rep. Graves invites residents to October office hours

State Rep. Joseph Graves invites local residents to join him for his October office hours, taking place on Friday, Oct. 24 in Holly. Graves, R-Argentine Township, will be available to meet with constituents between 9 and 10:30 a.m. at The Villagers Family Restaurant (11121 N. Saginaw St. in Holly). Appointments are not necessary for office…

Governor signs Leonard legislation to better protect vulnerable victims

New law will update criminal sentencing guidelines Vulnerable victims will be better protected from exploitation thanks to updated criminal sentencing guidelines recently signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder, announced state Rep. Tom Leonard. Public Act 350 of 2014, authored by Leonard, ensures offenders can be convicted for all attempts to engage in predatory conduct,…

Jenkins named Legislator of the Year by Michigan Municipal League

Lawmaker honored for her work helping local communities The Michigan Municipal League (MML) recently honored state Rep. Nancy Jenkins as one of its 2014 Legislators of the Year. The annual award recognizes lawmakers for their efforts in the passage of legislation that will benefit local governments and communities. Jenkins was selected for her work establishing…

Lori announces grant for Cassopolis plant expansion

Lawmaker: Funds will help create jobs, boost economy   State Rep. Matt Lori today announced the Michigan Strategic Fund has approved a grant to help a Cassopolis manufacturer expand its operations, which will create jobs and boost the local economy. Lori, R-Constantine, said the village of Cassopolis was awarded a $127,800 Community Development Block Grant…