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ICYMI: Closing loopholes in welfare abuse

House Republicans have made protecting Michigan families a top priority over past several years – developing early childhood education opportunities, enhancing vocational opportunities and implementing adoption reforms to bring families together. So when the Detroit Free Press questioned the motives behind legislation that would allow for welfare recipients to be drug tested and claimed that…

Earth Day

Bringing a little more green to #PureMichigan

It’s Earth Day today, so let’s take a moment to think about what we can do to help preserve the world around us. Small things like unplugging appliances we aren’t using, purchasing energy efficient light bulbs or using less water while we brush our teeth can make a huge difference in the long run. And…

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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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Veterans designation on drivers’ licenses, state IDs unveiled

Stamas: Our state’s veterans need quicker access to benefits and discounts they have earned State Rep. Jim Stamas (right), chair of the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee, joins Secretary of State Ruth Johnson in unveiling the new veterans designation, which will be available for drivers’ licenses and state IDs beginning May 1. Honorably discharged…

Rep. Kowall invites residents to May office hours

State Rep. Eileen Kowall invites all local residents of the 44th House District to attend her regularly scheduled office hours, taking place in Highland, White Lake and Milford in May. Office hours will be held at the following locations: Saturday, May 3: In Highland at Colasanti’s Market, 468 S. Milford Road, from 9 to 10…

Cotter lauds package to fix Michigan’s roads

State Rep. Kevin Cotter announced more state resources will be invested in Michigan’s roadways under legislation introduced today and last week in the House. The plan proposes structural changes in the state’s transportation funding, with a focus on increased efficiency, better quality and improved fairness and increasing road funding to a minimum of $450 million…

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Veterans designation on drivers’ licenses, state IDs unveiled

Jenkins: Measure allows veterans quicker access to benefits and discounts they deserve State Rep. Nancy Jenkins welcomes Steve McGee and his wife, Gail, to Lansing to help unveil the new veterans designation available for drivers’ licenses and state IDs beginning May 1. (L to R: Sen. Darwin Booher, Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency Director Jeff Barnes, Secretary…

Speaker Bolger’s statement on auto insurance reform poll

Speaker Jase Bolger, R-Marshall, issued the following statement after hearing about the results of a poll conducted by a Lansing research firm regarding auto insurance reform in Michigan: “These results show exactly what we hear from the hardworking men and women of Michigan:  that they struggle with ever-increasing auto insurance costs and they want to…

Rep. Lauwers introduces bill in ‘Build Better Michigan Roads’ package

Large-scale road projects in Michigan will be guaranteed to last under legislation introduced by state Rep. Dan Lauwers that provides greater transparency and communication about the expected life span for new road and bridge improvements. House Bill 5460 requires that warranties be secured from contractors for all state and local road projects costing at least…

Rep. Phil Potvin to hold April office hours

State Rep. Phil Potvin will host office hours for April during the next two weeks. “As a representative of the people, the most important thing I can do is listen to the concerns and issues that residents bring to me, and find solutions to improve their quality of life,” said Rep. Potvin.  “Getting out in…