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Bizon supports bill to create Human Trafficking Notification Act

State Rep. John Bizon today announced his support for House Bill 4056, which creates the Human Trafficking Notification Act. “Our most vulnerable residents, particularly young women and children, are at risk of becoming victims of human trafficking,” said Bizon, R-Battle Creek. “The provisions in this bill provide another tool for individuals who have been exploited…

Michigan House Agriculture Committee officially begins new legislative session

State Rep. Dan Lauwers, R-Brockway Township, presided over the legislative session’s first House Agriculture Committee hearing this week, which included an introduction of committee members and a Michigan Farm Bureau presentation on agriculture in the state. “Advancing Michigan’s agriculture policy and increasing the industry’s economic contribution are top priorities for the committee,” Lauwers said. “As…

Annual snowmobile journey highlights Michigan tourism and recreation

Lawmakers take to northern trails for two-day tour A group of legislative leaders will explore northern Michigan via snowmobiles Feb. 6-7, learning firsthand the positive economic impact created by winter tourism. The trek will be from Indian River to Cheboygan and the eastern UP, then back to Mackinaw City and Alanson. Tour host state Rep….


Rep. Howrylak joins, applauds creation of new Asian Pacific American caucus

This week legislators came together to form the bipartisan Asian Pacific American caucus, which is composed of members of the Michigan Legislature who identify as Asian Pacific American and members with districts that have large concentrations of Asian Pacific American residents, announced State Rep. Martin Howrylak. “Those who identify as Asian Pacific Americans are the…

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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…