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Michigan’s unemployment rate at lowest level in eight years

Our state’s unemployment rate has declined for the fourth consecutive month, and is at its lowest level since April 2006. Michigan’s unemployment rate has decreased for the fourth consecutive month. The November 2014 statewide unemployment rate dropped four-tenths of a percent down to 6.7 percent, putting Michigan’s unemployment rate at pre-recessionary levels. In fact, our…

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When is $1.2 billion not $1.2 billion?

Road-funding discussions have dominated the news cycle, talks around the dinner table and discussions in the Capitol. The discussion, however, has been construed in a way that distorts the facts, and it’s important that we carefully—and thoughtfully—choose the way we describe our road-funding talks. Speaker Bolger and House Republicans agree with legislative leaders, the governor…

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Second leg of Lame Duck: A week in review

Let’s take a look at a few more items House Republicans checked off their Awesome Duck to-do list last week FULL HOUSE APPROVAL Students first, athletes second Representatives approved a bill sponsored by Rep. Al Pscholka, R-Stevensville, ensuring student athletes remain classified as students, not employees. This ensures that college athletes will still be enrolled in…

Week in review: Awesome duck, part 2

As the second of three weeks in Lame Duck session comes to a close, let’s recap what House Republicans have done for Michigan House puts low-income heating needs first Legislation sponsored by Rep. Dale Zorn, R-Ida, allocates federal dollars—upfront—for weatherization so agencies can better protect the state’s low-income families from Michigan’s unpredictable elements, especially through the winter months. The bill requires…


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Bills making recreational activity safer on the way to the governor

Bipartisan measures grew from tragic death of child   A bipartisan package of bills that makes boating, snowmobiling and use of other recreational vehicles safer was approved by the Michigan House of Representatives and sent to Gov. Rick Snyder for consideration. The measures, House Bills 4441, 4442, 4443 and 4445, lower the legal blood alcohol…

Pscholka bill to classify college athletes as students headed to gov’s desk

The question of whether student-athletes attending public universities in Michigan are employees of their respective colleges should be answered by the end of this year, thanks to legislation authored by state Rep. Al Pscholka and approved by both the House and Senate. House Bill 6074 effectively defines university athletes as students, by stating that an…

Zorn bill commemorates Medal of Honor recipient

Designation of Matt Urban Memorial Bridge heads to governor The Michigan Legislature this week approved legislation sponsored by state Rep. Dale Zorn, R-Ida, to remember World War II hero Matt Urban by naming a local highway bridge in his honor. House Bill 4814 designates the bridge on U.S. Highway 24 between North and South Custer…

Franz memorial highway measure for Trooper Butterfield heads to governor

A bill to name a section of M-116 in Mason County in honor of Michigan State Trooper Paul Butterfield is now being considered by the governor, Rep. Ray Franz announced today. “This memorial highway will go a long way in reminding people what a great guy Paul Butterfield was, how hard he worked and what…

Pettalia: Canadian cement plant proposal warrants U.S. review of WTO rules

State Rep. Peter Pettalia has requested that a Canadian government loan and other public resource investments to aid construction of the Port-Daniel-Gascons cement plant in Québec be reviewed for World Trade Organization rules compliance. The Michigan House today approved the lawmaker’s House Resolution 445 to urge the United States Trade Representative to ensure that no…

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Senate approves Bumstead bill honoring late Lake County Sheriff Robert Radden

Measure naming portion of U.S. 10 heads to governor The Senate today approved legislation sponsored by state Rep. Jon Bumstead, R-Newaygo, designating a Lake County portion of Highway U.S. 10 as the “Sheriff Robert Radden Memorial Highway.” Before passing away in the line of duty nearly 45 years ago, the former Lake County sheriff served…

Rep. Howrylak invites residents to January office hours

State Rep. Martin Howrylak will host January district office hours in Troy and Clawson to discuss state and local government with residents of the 41st House District. Howrylak, R-Troy, invites people with questions or suggestions about government to attend the two office hours, which will take place at the following dates and locations: Saturday, Jan…