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‘OUT is IN’ during Parks and Recreation month

If Michiganders need another reason to enjoy the wonders the Great Lake state has to offer, July is ‘Parks and Recreation’ month as designated by the National Recreation and Parks Association. The month encourages children and adults to spend more time outside because nearly three in ten adults don’t spend any time outside daily according…

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ICYMI: Investing in Michigan’s future

Well, it’s another day and there is another story about Michigan’s comeback.  This time it’s about venture capital investments throughout the state.  Two of the nation’s largest investment firms issued a quarterly report on capital investment projects nationwide, and Michigan has shot up the rankings. During the last quarter, venture capitalists invested $114.2 million in…

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Recovery, comeback, resurgence, revival

Detroit (Flickr/Bryan Debus) Whatever you call it, Detroit embodies it. The community spirit and passion bringing Detroit back to life is remarkably inspiring, and the efforts of individuals, local communities and nonprofits are proving to be socially and economically fruitful. YAHOO! Finance reported a total of 288,000 new jobs were created in the United States last…

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Investing in our future by supporting the Nurse-Family Partnership

House Republicans know Michigan families are important — and that first-time moms need access to both prenatal and postnatal care. That’s why, in the fiscal year 2014 budget, we invested additional state resources into the Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) to help vulnerable first-time moms and their babies. The NFP helps connect low-income first-time mothers and registered nurses,…


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Rep. Kesto hosts town hall forum to address Michigan’s roads

Lawmaker joined by panel of transportation experts   State Rep. Klint Kesto will be joined by transportation experts as he hosts a town hall meeting to address the state’s road plan on Wednesday, July 30. Kesto, R-Commerce Township, will meet with residents of the 39th House District at Commerce Township Library, located at 2869 N…

Rep. Muxlow hosts August office hours in district

State Rep. Paul Muxlow will host in-district office hours on two different occasions during August. Rep. Muxlow, R-Brown City, will meet with residents on the following dates: Friday, Aug. 1 at the Blue Water Area Chamber of Commerce, 512 McMorran Blvd. in Port Huron from 2 to 3 p.m.; and Friday, Aug. 8 at Big…

Local residents invited to attend Leonard’s August office hours

Local residents with questions or concerns regarding state or local government are invited to join state Rep. Tom Leonard during his regularly scheduled office hours, taking place in St. Johns and Ithaca in August. Office hours will be held: In St. Johns on Friday, Aug. 8 at the Big Boy, 1408 S. U.S. 27, from…

Controversial ‘crash taxes’ on Michigan accident victims would be banned under new measure

Michigan municipal governments could no longer impose a so-called “crash tax” on auto accident victims under legislation introduced today by state Rep. Ben Glardon that bans the controversial practice. House Bill 5706, authored by Glardon, prohibits any Michigan municipality or county government from charging accident victims for police and fire response services.  In what has…

Pscholka named Legislator of the Year by Michigan Works!

Award recognizes legislator’s dedication to workforce development State Rep. Al Pscholka was recently recognized as the Michigan Works! 2014 Legislator of the Year, recognizing the state legislator who is supportive of Michigan Works! and workforce development in the state. “As Michigan’s economy continues to recover and jobs return to our state, it’s important to connect…

Rep. Foster to host event to advocate for senior citizens

State Rep. Frank Foster is hosting a senior event on Monday, July 28. The event, hosted in conjunction with the Michigan State Police, will feature presentations on preventing elder abuse and agencies that can offer resources. “Unfortunately, elder abuse does take place and puts some of our most venerable citizens in harm’s way,” said Foster,…

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Pscholka shares updates on status of Orchard Hill Landfill

Lawmaker will hold second town hall meeting on issue later this summer Work to improve the odor situation at the Orchard Hill Sanitary Landfill continues following Rep. Al Pscholka’s May 1 landfill town hall that over 100 people attended. In order to gather additional feedback on the progress of the odor problem, Pscholka will hold…

Rep. Lyons announces July office hours

State Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons invites residents of the 86th District to her in-district office hours for July. The office hours session is Monday, July 21 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Essential Bean Coffee, located at 8980 N. Rogers Ct. in Caledonia. No appointment is necessary to meet with Rep. Lyons. Residents unable to meet during these scheduled times may…