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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,…

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#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…

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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.    

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#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…


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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…

Bill package allows reuse of scrap and byproduct materials, encourages job growth

Rep. Phil Potvin, R-Cadillac, along with co-sponsors Rep. Wayne Schmidt. R-Traverse City and Rep. Ed McBroom, R-Vulcan, have a package of bills to regulate and allow the safe reuse of industrial byproducts and scrap materials before the state House. House Bills 5400-5402, approved by the House Natural Resources Committee today, will allow for the use…

Price commends House plan to ‘Build Better Michigan Roads’

Bills ensure better investment of taxpayer dollars for better roads More state resources will be invested in Michigan’s roadways under legislation introduced today in the Michigan House, announced state Rep. Amanda Price. Price commended the plan to “Build Better Michigan Roads,” which was recently unveiled and spurred the introduction of the bills. The proposal calls…

Rep. Pscholka to hold in-district coffee hours

Lawmaker encourages feedback from local residents State Rep. Al Pscholka will host coffee hours this month for residents who have local or state questions, comments or concerns. “Meeting with residents at coffee hours is a great way for me to focus on the issues that are most important to the hard-working men and women of…