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COLUMN: Upper Peninsula will benefit from new USMCA trade deal

In the 25 years since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) went into effect, trade with foreign markets has become a huge economic driver for job providers all across the Upper Peninsula. It should come as no surprise that our biggest trading partners are our neighbors, Canada and Mexico. Combined, the two countries bought…

Farmers, stakeholders discuss challenges facing agriculture at special hearing

Members of the House and Senate Agriculture committees today met for a special joint hearing at Michigan State University to address the pressures squeezing the state’s agriculture industry in a difficult year. “I am grateful to our farmers and other key stakeholders for coming forward to share their stories and help build a prosperous future…

Brann continues push for entrepreneurship education

Legislator reintroduces measure from previous term State Rep. Tommy Brann, of Wyoming, has reintroduced a bill he sponsored during the 2017-2018 term that would provide 8th grade social studies students with entrepreneurship and free enterprise instruction. Brann said he was inspired by his personal experience as a restaurant owner and by his upbringing in his…

Rep. Lightner plan would name green darner dragonfly as state insect. Will it fly?

After getting some help from the Springport 4-H Club, state Rep. Sarah Lightner recently introduced a plan to designate the green darner dragonfly as Michigan’s official insect. Lightner, of Springport, said members of the 4-H group approached her after realizing Michigan does not have a state insect. She worked with the kids to come up…

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The House Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates

The House Select Committee on Reducing Car Insurance Rates wants to hear from you! Speaker Lee Chatfield created the committee to solely focus on lowering car insurance rates for Michigan drivers. Submit your ideas and stories by clicking the graphic below.