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Recent News:

Rep. Whiteford announces summer reading contest for local students

State Rep.  Mary Whiteford announced the start of her summer reading program throughout the community, which encourages children to read over the summer months and win a chance to join Rep. Whiteford in Lansing for a day. “I encourage children to participate and read as many books as possible this summer,” Whiteford said. “This contest…

House approves flexibility in insurance agent education standards

Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Tom Barrett, to provide flexibility for the continuing education standards for insurance agents, was overwhelmingly approved by the Michigan House of Representatives Tuesday with 105 votes in support. Current Michigan law requires agents to complete 24 hours of professional development courses over a two-year span to be up-to-date on proper…

Rep. Barrett performs military swearing in ceremony

PHOTO ADVISORY: Robert Donovic, center right, was sworn into the military by Rep. Tom Barrett, of Potterville, center left, on the state Capitol steps Tuesday. As a war officer, Barrett is the only state representative able to swear in new initiates. Donovic, of Redford, will join the Michigan Army National Guard. Donovic was joined by…

Rep. Jeff Noble’s June Column

Over the past month we have been hard at work in the legislature. As a strong believer in the Second Amendment, law-abiding citizens shouldn’t have to seek the government’s permission to exercise their right to bear arms. Personal protection is something I do not take lightly. This common-sense legislation returns to the people their fundamental…


From the Blog:

Real Solutions; Real Results

House Republicans this fall continued to make progress on their Action Plan for the 2015-16 legislative session. At the beginning of session, GOP lawmakers created an online list of policy proposals to help make state government more efficient, effective and accountable. The 2015-16 House Republican Action Plan includes a record 78 specific goals to move…