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Earth Day

Bringing a little more green to #PureMichigan

It’s Earth Day today, so let’s take a moment to think about what we can do to help preserve the world around us. Small things like unplugging appliances we aren’t using, purchasing energy efficient light bulbs or using less water while we brush our teeth can make a huge difference in the long run. And…

Road-work-ahead

#FF: Road work ahead, thanks to new transportation bills

Speaker Bolger presents the House roads plan to the House Transportation Committee Thursday morning. Welcome to this week’s #FollowFriday! Four bills are beginning their legislative journey in the Michigan House, ensuring more resources will be dedicated to our state’s roadways thanks to better investment of taxpayer dollars. The bills will make structural changes in the…

MI Turnaround graphic

Turning Michigan Around

In the past three years, jobs are up and unemployment is down. Wages are improving and so are home sales. It’s amazing to see what things were like then vs. now.    

RichStatesPoorStates

#TBT: A Brighter Forecast for Michigan’s Future

The 2014 Rich States, Poor States Economic Outlook Rankings just came out, and Michigan earned its highest ranking to date, going into 2015 ranked as the 12th-best state for economic outlook. Based on 15 different state policy categories – including personal income tax rankings, debt ratio and sales and property tax burdens – the ranking…


Recent News:

Rep. Phil Potvin to hold April office hours

State Rep. Phil Potvin will host office hours for April during the next two weeks. “As a representative of the people, the most important thing I can do is listen to the concerns and issues that residents bring to me, and find solutions to improve their quality of life,” said Rep. Potvin.  “Getting out in…

Lori resolution declares April 26 as Save the Frogs Day

For the third consecutive year, state Rep. Matt Lori today introduced a House resolution to declare April 26 as Save the Frogs! Day in Michigan. Lori, R-Constantine, introduced House Resolution 338, recognizing the threat that frogs, including the 12 species indigenous to Michigan, are facing. “Each year I have been impressed by the expansion of…

Representative Howrylak invites residents to financial education forum

April is National Financial Literacy Month State Representative Martin Howrylak invites residents of the 41st District to a financial education forum on Thursday April 24. The session will be informational for making smart financial decisions. Howrylak has partnered with local professionals for the presentation which will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Troy Library,…

Rep. Kesto hosts legislative update to discuss ‘landline’ law

Lawmaker invites residents to April 25 meeting State Rep. Klint Kesto invites residents to join him on April 25 for a legislative update on a newly enacted law that allows phone companies to move forward with innovative technology affecting residential landline service. Kesto, R-Commerce Township, will be joined by a telephone company representative for the…

Forlini amendment de-funds inefficient Business One Stop

Lawmaker’s money-saving plan gains bipartisan support An amendment by state Rep. Anthony Forlini to end funding for the inefficient Michigan Business One Stop program gained strong bipartisan support this week and was approved by the House Appropriations Committee. Business One Stop, which was conceived during the Granholm administration, has become an expensive and little-used program,…

Michigan House leads plan to ‘Build Better Michigan Roads’

Bills will increase funding for roads A bill package introduced today in the Michigan House will increase annual road funding revenue and move Michigan’s transportation infrastructure forward, announced state Rep. Rob VerHeulen. The “Build Better Michigan Roads” proposal calls for structural changes in the state’s transportation funding, focusing on increased efficiency, better quality and improved fairness…

Rep. Graves applauds House plan to ‘Build Better Michigan Roads’

Legislation first step toward reliable transportation funding More state funds will be directed to Michigan’s roadways without raising taxes under legislation introduced today in the Michigan House, announced state Rep. Joseph Graves. “Build Better Michigan Roads,” calls for structural changes in the state’s transportation funding, focusing on increased efficiency, better quality and improved fairness and…