Early Screenings for a Brighter Future: Oct. is Breast Cancer Detection Awareness Month

The start of October brings about distinct fall images such as leaves changing colors and Halloween decorations.  However, October also means you’ll be seeing more pink, and for a good cause, too. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Breast Cancer Detection Awareness Month in the state of Michigan. That may not seem like much of…

#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…

State Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons

Endeering news: more women join ranks of new Michigan hunters

October 1 marks opening day for bow season in Michigan, and more than half a million hunters will take to the state’s forests and fields in search of a prize deer. According to a recent MLive article, more young women are expected in the woods today for the opening of bow season than in previous years. House Republican Reps. Lisa Lyons…

It’s Oct. 1 and no one has noticed

It’s October 1. That’s the first day of the new fiscal year in Michigan. That means the state budget year for 2014-15 is now underway, and no one seems to have noticed. The media isn’t inundating its readers, listeners and viewers with stories about the state budget, negotiations, partisan divides or a government being shut…

On the PATH to a brighter future

In 2013, House Republicans made some drastic changes to the Family Independence Program (FIP), ensuring that our state’s resources went to families looking for a much-needed — though temporary — helping hand. One of the major changes implemented was the creation of the Partnership. Accountability. Training. Hope. (PATH) program, which helped clients work one-on-one with their caseworkers…

ICYMI: Michigan’s economy continues to improve

Week after week, we read about Michigan’s turnaround and the theme is the same – Michigan’s economy is in full-recovery mode. This week is no different as Comerica Bank’s recent Michigan Economic Activity Index brings more good news about our economic turnaround. The index jumped 6.2 points in July, hitting 133.7 total and indicating that things are…

#FF: Funding a Brighter Future in Michigan

Welcome to this week’s Follow Friday, where we will highlight three bills approved this week in the Michigan House will help ensure a brighter future for some of Michigan’s citizens who are most in need.  House Bill 5444 and House Bills 5412 and 5413 offer new opportunities for both foster children and low income individuals, opening…

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…