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Rep. Jacobsen’s early warning bill heads to governor

State Representative Brad Jacobsen, R-Oxford, recently sponsored legislation to ensure greater access to loan options for struggling school districts looking to improve their financial situation. The addition of Rep. Jacobsen’s House Bill 4331 played a significant role in the passage of the early warning bill package approved Tuesday by the Senate. “I am very excited…

Statement on Senate road funding plan

House Speaker Kevin Cotter, R-Mt. Pleasant, issued the following statement on the movement of a new road funding plan through a Senate committee:   “Today’s vote is another step in the right direction, and it brings us another step closer to solving Michigan’s road repair crisis.  As an important part of the process, we asked…

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Senate OKs Rep. García’s bill as part of package aiding fiscally distressed schools

Lawmaker’s bill expands emergency loan limits, heads to Gov. Snyder Rep. Daniela García’s House Bill 4332 removes emergency loan limits to allow distressed school districts to acquire more funds needed more swiftly to overcome financial challenges. Today the Michigan Senate approved Rep. García’s legislation as part of reforms to help schools in financial distress. “This…

Rep. Courser encourages kids to read with summer contest

Winner will be ‘Legislator for a Day’ in Lansing   State Rep. Todd Courser is sponsoring a summer reading contest for schoolchildren in the 82nd House District, encouraging them to strengthen their reading skills during their break from classes. Rep. Courser, R-Lapeer, has partnered with several libraries in the district to inspire first-graders through fifth-graders…


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Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform: An Update on the House’s landmark package

“This legislation is about doing right by individuals, law enforcement, and the trust and respect between them.” – Klint Kesto, R-Commerce Township, Chair of the House Committee on Judiciary Nationwide cases have demonstrated the negative consequences in what we call “civil asset forfeiture,” a highly valuable tool by which public safety agencies repurpose money and…