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It’s Oct. 1 and no one has noticed

It’s October 1. That’s the first day of the new fiscal year in Michigan. That means the state budget year for 2014-15 is now underway, and no one seems to have noticed. The media isn’t inundating its readers, listeners and viewers with stories about the state budget, negotiations, partisan divides or a government being shut…

OnThePath

On the PATH to a brighter future

In 2013, House Republicans made some drastic changes to the Family Independence Program (FIP), ensuring that our state’s resources went to families looking for a much-needed — though temporary — helping hand. One of the major changes implemented was the creation of the Partnership. Accountability. Training. Hope. (PATH) program, which helped clients work one-on-one with their caseworkers…

MI Recovery 2

ICYMI: Michigan’s economy continues to improve

Week after week, we read about Michigan’s turnaround and the theme is the same – Michigan’s economy is in full-recovery mode. This week is no different as Comerica Bank’s recent Michigan Economic Activity Index brings more good news about our economic turnaround. The index jumped 6.2 points in July, hitting 133.7 total and indicating that things are…

Funding Foster

#FF: Funding a Brighter Future in Michigan

Welcome to this week’s Follow Friday, where we will highlight three bills approved this week in the Michigan House will help ensure a brighter future for some of Michigan’s citizens who are most in need.  House Bill 5444 and House Bills 5412 and 5413 offer new opportunities for both foster children and low income individuals, opening…


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Franz testifies before Senate committee on Trooper Butterfield memorial highway measure

State Rep. Ray Franz and Michigan State Police Sgt. Amy Dehner recently went before the Michigan Senate Committee on Transportation in support of House Bill 5257, which Franz sponsored to name a Mason County section of M-116 the “Trooper Paul K. Butterfield II Memorial Highway.” Franz said, “This memorial designation will be a lasting tribute…

Rep. Pscholka reminds residents of October office hours

Local residents are reminded of a pair of office hour events taking place during October, hosted by state Rep. Al Pscholka. The lawmaker will be available during the informal meetings to address any questions or concerns regarding state or local government, focusing on the issues that matter to residents of the Great Southwest. “These office…

Price to hold office hours in Spring Lake

State Rep. Amanda Price will hold local office hours in Spring Lake on Friday, Oct. 3 to meet with area residents and discuss issues of interest or concern. Price will be at the Spring Lake District Library, located at 123 E. Exchange St., from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. All area residents are welcome to stop…

Jenkins bills permit bank raffles, promote financial responsibility

The Michigan House passed two bills this week sponsored by State Rep. Nancy Jenkins, R-Clayton, allowing banks to conduct savings promotion raffles following the remarkable success of the Michigan Credit Unions “Save to Win” program. “Encouraging Michiganders to be responsible with their hard-earned money can help prepare for their bright futures,” Jenkins said. “Any way…

Rep. Dale Zorn and Dundee students' testimony.

Zorn welcomes Dundee students’ testimony

Resolution supports no-cost calls for active duty service members State Rep. Dale Zorn, R-Ida, was joined in the House Committee on Military and Veterans affairs today by Dundee students Madison Killion, McKenna Merkel, Hannah Keinath and Britney Weick during testimony for House Resolution 390, which urges the U.S. Department of Defense to provide toll-free overseas…

House committee approves Rendon legislation awarding college credit for military education

Michigan community colleges are encouraged to review military veterans’ service transcripts for course credit eligibility based on their training education under legislation approved today by the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee. State Rep. Bruce Rendon sponsored House Bill 5036 to help balance the practice across the state, so all community colleges ask potential students…

Standing, from left: State Reps. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City; Phil Potvin, R-Cadillac; Scott Dianda, D-Calumet; and John Kivela, D-Marquette, recently joined Gov. Rick Snyder for a ceremonial bill signing of Public Acts 178-180 of 2014. The new laws encourage the reuse of materials previously deemed waste, impose safe standards and update outdated regulations.

Potvin law helps reuse of scrap materials and byproducts safely, efficiently

Companies look at ‘secondary purposes’ to spur job growth, competition Three new laws will help Michigan businesses reuse industrial byproducts and scrap materials in new products and secondary applications to protect the environment and create more jobs. This summer, Gov. Rick Snyder signed Public Acts 178-180 of 2014, which included the former House Bill 5402…