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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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#TBT: House committee makes Michigan a more business-friendly state

Rules and regulations removed since 2011. Welcome to this week’s edition of #ThrowbackThursday, where we take a closer look at the accomplishments of the House Regulatory Reform Committee. During the 2013-2014 legislative session, the Regulatory Reform committee, chaired by Rep. Hugh Crawford, has dedicated itself to reducing burdensome and duplicative regulations that stifle job and…


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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…

Governor signs landmark drugged driving measures to better protect state motorists

Gov. Rick Snyder talks with the Ward and Raymo families prior to signing bills this morning to protect motorists from repeat drugged drivers. From right, state Rep. Dan Lauwers, Sen. Phil Pavlov, St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon and Prosecuting Attorney Michael D. Wendling also participated in the event.   Gov. Rick Snyder today signed…

Rep. Muxlow hosts Oct. 30 office hours in Port Huron

Lawmaker looks forward to meeting with residents   State Rep. Paul Muxlow invites residents to office hours on Thursday, Oct. 30 in Port Huron. Rep. Muxlow, R-Sanilac, will meet with citizens from 11 a.m. to noon on Oct. 30 at the Blue Water Area Chamber of Commerce, 512 McMorran Blvd. in Port Huron. He urges…

Rep. Outman hosts October office hours in Greenville

State Rep. Rick Outman invites residents to office hours on Monday, Oct. 20 in Greenville. Outman, R-Six Lakes, will host office hours at Margo’s Restaurant, 215 S. Lafayette St. in Greenville from 9 to 10 a.m. “Office hours are one of the many ways I receive valuable feedback from residents who want their voices heard…