#TBT: Insuring a brighter future for Michigan

It’s #ThrowbackThursday once again, and this week we’re taking a look at the House Insurance Committee, chaired by Rep. Pete Lund. Whether tackling tough issues like automobile, health and life insurance or modifying the state’s insurance code, this committee has been hard at work during the 2013-14 legislative session. Here’s a sample of a few…

#TBT: Committee helps protect, utilize natural resources

In this week’s Throwback Thursday, we highlight accomplishments of the House Natural Resources Committee, chaired by Rep. Andrea LaFontaine.   The House Natural Resources Committee oversees issues involving the care of public lands; the regulation of hunting, fisheries and wildlife; management of parks, trails and outdoor tourism; and the protection of Michigan’s most valued natural resource, the Great…

#TBT: House committee makes Michigan a more business-friendly state

Rules and regulations removed since 2011. Welcome to this week’s edition of #ThrowbackThursday, where we take a closer look at the accomplishments of the House Regulatory Reform Committee. During the 2013-2014 legislative session, the Regulatory Reform committee, chaired by Rep. Hugh Crawford, has dedicated itself to reducing burdensome and duplicative regulations that stifle job and…

#TBT: House committee makes Michigan a better, safer place to live

In this week’s edition of #ThrowbackThursday, we take a closer look at the accomplishments of the House Criminal Justice Committee. During the 2013-14 legislative session, House Republicans have dedicated time and resources to make Michigan a safer place for everyone to live by strengthening laws to protect our most vulnerable citizens and creating harsher penalties…

Road to Repair

#TBT: On the road to repair in the House Transportation Committee

Welcome to this week’s Throwback Thursday.   Today we take a look at the legislative accomplishments of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. In the past, the Transportation Committee has deliberated and approved bills to improve Michigan’s roads as part of an all-encompassing road and infrastructure repair plan that aims to increase efficiency, invest properly using current resources, and improve quality…

#TBT: Accruing a list of tax policy accomplishments

Welcome to the latest edition of Throwback Thursday. This week, we take a look at the legislative accomplishments of the House Tax Policy Committee. In the past, the Tax Policy Committee has worked to make major changes to the tax system to help Michigan residents and small business prosper, as well as participate in Michigan’s…

#TBT: Back to school for a #BrighterFuture

Welcome to the latest edition of Throwback Thursday.  As Michigan children head back to school, we are taking a look at the work the House Education Committee has done to provide Michigan children the best possible education and Michigan teachers the tools they need to help these students. Education is often a hot-button issue in…

#TBT: Growing a brighter future in Michigan

Welcome to the latest edition of #ThrowbackThursday. This week, we’re taking a closer look at the House Agriculture Committee and its work to support our state’s growers and producers. Agriculture is a booming industry in Michigan. In fact, it’s Michigan’s second-largest industry, accounting for more than $91 billion of the state’s economy each year. Whether it’s fruits…

#TBT: Judging a committee by its accomplishments

In similar fashion to last week’s #ThrowbackThursday, we are again focusing on the achievements of another House committee – the House Judiciary Committee. Chaired by Rep. Kevin Cotter, the House Judiciary Committee discusses and passes bills that, on the surface seem nuanced and confusing, but have a huge impact on Michigan laws and an everyday…

#TBT: House committee dedicated to honoring Michigan’s veterans

In this week’s edition of #ThrowbackThursday, we are taking a closer look at the accomplishments of the House Military and Veterans Affairs Committee. During the 2013-14 legislative session, House Republicans were dedicated to helping veterans returning from combat and former active duty service members alike – and the results from this committee speak for themselves….

#TBT: From tax burdens to tax relief

When Republicans gained majority in the House, they pledged to help businesses grow by reducing their tax burden. Republicans have done so in many ways – including the elimination of the oppressive Michigan Business Tax – but today, we focus on changes to the Personal Property Tax (PPT). That’s why we’re throwing it back twice:…

#TBT: A fix to Michigan’s fireworks laws

Prior to 2011, Michigan residents had to travel to surrounding states to purchase many of their fireworks, taking money away from our economy and making most recreational fireworks illegal in our state. However, in 2011, the laws were changed, and Michigan began to allow consumer fireworks for personal use. Unfortunately, the increase in fireworks purchases…

#TBT: House Republicans have created a smaller, more accountable government

Welcome to this week’s edition of #ThrowbackThursday! Over the next few weeks and months we are going to dedicate our Thursdays to looking back on the work House Republicans have done in the past four years. The Republican-led House is fighting to keep Michigan moving forward, and we believe that the best way to do…

#TBT: From firing to hiring in Michigan

Four years ago, Michigan was still reeling from the recession as residents fled the state and jobs disappeared. Michigan lost more than 800,000 jobs during the Lost Decade, and the effects of those layoffs were felt by the entire state. In fact, according to a Manpower Employment Outlook Survey done near the end of 2010,…