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#TBT: Growing a brighter future in Michigan

Welcome to the latest edition of #ThrowbackThursday. This week, we’re taking a closer look at the House Agriculture Committee and its work to support our state’s growers and producers. Agriculture is a booming industry in Michigan. In fact, it’s Michigan’s second-largest industry, accounting for more than $91 billion of the state’s economy each year. Whether it’s fruits…

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The Motor City and the Mitten State: Cracking the code for a #BrighterFuture

Good news continues to roll in for Michigan and Detroit, except this time it isn’t just being driven by the auto industry or manufacturing.  Recognizing the changes occurring in America’s economy, Michigan has reinvented itself under Republican leadership as a state that welcomes these new and growing industries – and as a result, both the…

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Michigan’s economy is in full recovery mode — and we have the proof

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 a little different though, because an annual economic activity report produced by Business Facilities truly highlights our state’s impressive turnaround. The annual report looks at more than 27 different categories, separating the…

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Michigan continues to produce results

Only a few years ago, Michigan was experiencing one of its worst economic climates in history. Jobs were disappearing, our population was declining and a belief in a better Michigan had faded. When House Republicans gained leadership in 2011, they recognized that they had also earned the responsibility of taking action and fixing Michigan. House Republicans…


Recent News:

Stamas: Tuition assistance now available for eligible state National Guard

Newly launched website will help recruit Michigan’s best and brightest Michigan National Guard recruits and members are now able to apply for tuition assistance via a newly launched website run through the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, announced state Rep. Jim Stamas. The website is the result of the Michigan National Guard State…

Price’s new law curbs meth ingredient sales in Michigan

Lawmaker: NPLEx tracking system blocks illegal sales before they occur New laws designed to combat the use, production and distribution of methamphetamines has led to lower sales of pseudoephedrine and ephedrine in Michigan, announced state Rep. Amanda Price. According to the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx) – the real-time tracking system used by pharmacies and…

Exemption weighed for electric boat motors

Rendon bill would update non-motorized registration requirement Anglers and other boaters opting to use a portable electric motor to navigate Michigan’s waterways could still qualify their vessels as non-motorized craft and remain exempt from the state’s registration requirements under legislation sponsored by state Rep. Bruce Rendon. “Portable, electric trolling motors are in just about the…

Rep. Pettalia: M-55/M-65 signal light returning

MDOT study concludes four-way stop didn’t benefit traffic flow Green and yellow lights will rejoin the lighted traffic signal at the M-55/M-65 intersection in Iosco County this week following a Michigan Department of Transportation study that concluded the four-way red light stop there had no measurable benefit to traffic flow. State Rep. Peter Pettalia this…

Bumstead encourages Scientific Fish, Wildlife Conservation Act in full House

After nearly 300,000 Michigan residents signed a grassroots petition to approve the Scientific Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, state Rep. Jon Bumstead, R-Newaygo, today urged the Michigan House and Speaker Jase Bolger to consider the measure during its session on Aug. 27 in order to help protect Michigan’s great outdoors. “Using scientifically sound wildlife management…

Lori: Grant for Cassopolis firm creates another 40 jobs

Lawmaker says Postle will invest in community   State Rep. Matt Lori today announced that a $550,000 state grant has been awarded to Postle Operating in Cassopolis for an expansion project that will create 40 full-time jobs during the next two years. Lori, R-Constantine, said the Michigan Strategic Fund has awarded the Community Development Block…

Price to hold office hours in Grand Haven

State Rep. Amanda Price will sponsor in-district office hours in Grand Haven on Friday, Aug. 15, to meet with local residents and discuss issues of interest or concern. Price will be at Coffee Grounds, located at 41 Washington Ave., from 9 to 10 a.m. Anyone is welcome to stop by as their schedules allow during…

Kesto resolution urges U.S. to lend support to Iraqi civilians

State Rep. Klint Kesto has introduced a House resolution urging both the president and U.S. Congress to intervene on behalf of minority groups in Iraq in need of protection from religious persecution. “Iraq has a rich religious heritage, but terrorist groups are currently threatening the religious freedoms of Christian, Chaldean and Assyrian minority groups,” said…