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Legislators request investigation of Pure Michigan program

State Reps. Steve Johnson and Martin Howrylak have sent a letter to the Michigan Auditor General requesting a study into the effectiveness of the Pure Michigan program. Since its inception in 2006, the Pure Michigan program has been touted as an amazing success in driving tourism and customers to local Michigan businesses. However, there has…

Rep. Griffin’s bill to help school districts signed into law

Gov. Rick Snyder today signed into law state Rep. Beth Griffin’s legislation to allow school districts to achieve savings through energy efficiency and operational upgrades to school facilities. “This common sense new law gives school districts another tool as they look to get the most out of every dollar they spend,” said Rep. Griffin, of…

Rep. Canfield, House committee advance budget plan for Michigan

State Rep. Edward J. Canfield, D.O. of Sebewaing joined the House Appropriations Committee this week in approving a Michigan budget plan that makes health care more efficient and invests more in schools and communities. Canfield chairs the budget subcommittee for the Department of Health and Human Services. The budget plan recommends that the state’s Prepaid…

Rep. Whiteford bill to help special education programs moves to Senate

Legislation introduced by state Rep. Mary Whiteford that removes hiring restrictions for intermediate school districts (ISDs) was approved by the State House on Thursday. House Bill 4166 removes the requirement that an ISD give preferential status in hiring decisions to candidates formerly employed with other districts or a comparable state agency. Multiple ISDs voiced their…


From the Blog:

Real Solutions; Real Results

House Republicans this fall continued to make progress on their Action Plan for the 2015-16 legislative session. At the beginning of session, GOP lawmakers created an online list of policy proposals to help make state government more efficient, effective and accountable. The 2015-16 House Republican Action Plan includes a record 78 specific goals to move…