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Rep. Poleski announces February coffee and office hours

Local residents with questions or concerns regarding state or local government are invited to join state Rep. Earl Poleski for scheduled office and coffee hours in Jackson and Napoleon Township throughout February. Coffee hours will be held: In Jackson on Monday, Feb. 2 at Marrs Avenue Grill, 1319 E. Michigan Ave. from 7:30 to 9…


Speaker Cotter announces new committee assignments

Speaker of the House Kevin Cotter, R-Mt. Pleasant, today issued the following statement announcing new committee assignments for the House of Representatives: “Last week, all eleven Democrat members of the House Committee on Appropriations declined to serve as the minority vice chair.  Since having a minority vice chair is a crucial part of the budget…

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Victory announces February coffee hours

Ottawa County residents are invited to attend state Rep. Roger Victory’s first coffee hours of the year, which will be held on two separate dates in February. Friday, Feb. 20: Murphy’s Restaurant, 4963 Lake Michigan Drive, Allendale from 9 to 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21: Country Café, 259 Main Street, Coopersville from 8 to 9:00…


Rep. Howrylak named to five House committees

State Rep. Martin Howrylak has been named by Speaker Kevin Cotter to serve on five House committees for the 98th Legislature, including an appointment as Vice-Chair of the Oversight and Ethics Committee. Howrylak, R-Troy, also will serve on the Judiciary, Criminal Justice, Tax Policy, and the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) committees. JCAR is…

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Unemployment down

Michigan unemployment rate hits 12-year low

Lost Decade may finally be lost for good Michigan’s unemployment rate has declined for the fifth consecutive month, and is at its lowest level since 2002. The December 2014 statewide unemployment rate dropped four-tenths of a percent, from 6.7 percent down to 6.3 percent, putting Michigan’s unemployment rate at its lowest level in more than…


Big week for newly elected Rep. Brett Roberts

It was a big week for all 110 state representatives with the first official day of the new Legislative session on Jan. 14. But for first term Rep. Brett Roberts, Wednesday was an especially big day. At 4:51 a.m. Roberts and his wife welcomed a baby boy, Ion Russell, into the world. After a few short hours…