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Snyder’s governing receives national recognition

Even if you haven’t been following Gov. Rick Snyder, Governing magazine has. Take a look at what they have to say about him. Prior to Governor Snyder’s first term in office, Michigan’s population was declining and jobs were disappearing. For those who stuck around, there was little hope that Michigan would rebound for the better. The…

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Online State of Michigan Resources

Ever wondered how to contact the governor’s office? Or wanted to see where the lastest MDOT project is taking place? Do you need tips or ideas for your next Pure Michigan vacation? Or want to pay your vehicle registration online? The state of Michigan has a plethora of online resources available to residents, just a…

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Michigan ranks in Top 10 for engineering careers

Michigan is home to the eighth-most engineering careers in the nation Michigan’s unemployment rate has declined for the third consecutive month, and we are now at pre-recession levels. One reason for our unemployment turnaround is due to the growing number of engineering career opportunities popping up throughout the state. According to EngineerJobs.com, Michigan companies are currently seeking candidates…

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Electoral College reform: Debunking the myths and rumors

Since being introduced last week, there have been a lot of rumors and half-truths regarding House Bill 5974, a proposal to more fairly distribute Michigan’s Electoral College vote. Some valid concerns have been raised and are already being addressed, but there have also been highly sensationalized declarations about the bill as well. In this post, we’ll…


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Rep. Al Pscholka congratulates Reunica Mays, the winner of her age group during the “Turning Pages with Pscholka” summer reading contest. Pscholka visited Mays at the Benton Harbor Charter School Academy to eat lunch with her.

Pscholka meets with ‘Turning Pages’ summer reading contest winners

Participants from Boys & Girls Club of Benton Harbor spent summer learning ‘What Michigan Means’ to them State Rep. Al Pscholka today met Damarien Bell, who penned the winning entry in the 7-8 age group in the “Turning Pages with Pscholka” summer reading contest. The lawmaker also recently spent time with Reunica Mays, the winner…

Michigan House committee to hold hearing on ‘smart meters’

The Michigan House Oversight Committee will hold a special hearing on Tuesday, Dec. 2 regarding the oversight by the state of controversial “smart meters,” a high-tech alternative to conventional utility meters that are being forced on Michigan citizens, in many cases, against their will. State Rep. Tom McMillin, committee chair, called the hearing after being…

2-bill package improves voting process

MacMaster draws on personal experience for legislation Michigan voters could see a simpler, cleaner election process under legislation introduced by state Rep. Greg MacMaster that is based on his experience as a candidate for the 37th Senate District seat this fall. House Bill 5955 would require that candidates for governor, state senator and state representative…

Rep.-elect Roberts appointed to new public policy workgroup

Roberts: This is a great opportunity to aid our state in its turnaround Rep.-elect Brett Roberts has been chosen by Speaker-elect Kevin Cotter to be part of a special legislative workgroup that will develop new public policy proposals for the 98th Michigan Legislature. Roberts, R-Eaton Township, will work with current and newly elected legislators to…

Rep. Jacobsen appointed to new public policy workgroup

State Rep. Brad Jacobsen has been chosen by Speaker-elect Kevin Cotter to be part of a special legislative workgroup that will develop new public policy proposals for the 98th Michigan Legislature. Jacobsen will work with current and newly elected legislators to review existing laws and statutes, as well as recommend policy changes for the upcoming…

Rep. Franz to help House leadership assign 2015-16 House committee appointments

State Rep. Ray Franz has been named to serve on the 98th Legislature’s Committee on Committees for the Michigan House by Speaker-elect Kevin Cotter. Franz will help recommend House member committee assignments by matching lawmakers’ experience and interests with committee work that best utilizes their knowledge. “This is a tremendous honor to be part of…

Rep. Rendon to lead special panel for House committee recommendations

State Rep. Bruce Rendon has been recognized for his leadership qualities with an appointment from Speaker-elect Kevin Cotter to lead the 98th Legislature’s Committee on Committees for the Michigan House. Rendon, who is entering his third and final term as a state representative for the 103rd House District, will chair the panel that recommends House…