One-of-a-kind care for Michigan veterans

All of Michigan’s 680,000 veterans deserve easy access to information and benefits. That’s why Rep. Jim Stamas joined Gov. Rick Snyder today to help announce the launch of the all-inclusive Michigan Veteran Resource Service Center. Key information regarding health benefits, housing assistance and job opportunities is all instantly available on the website, along with an extensive directory of…

GDP growth: Good, Dependable Proof of Michigan’s brighter future

Need more proof of Michigan’s leading-the-nation recovery? Well, we have it. According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, 14 out of 15 of Michigan’s metro areas saw Gross Domestic Product—or GDP—growth in 2013. What’s more, the growth our local metros saw were significant, with each area seeing a growth rate of at least a 1.5…

I-96 has reopened: Fun Facts about Michigan’s intrastate Interstate

After nearly six months of road closure, a seven-mile stretch of I-96 in metro Detroit has reopened, bringing much needed relief to area residents, businesses and commuters across the state. To celebrate the reopening, here are a few fun facts about I-96. I-96 is the only main interstate highway in Michigan that is located entirely…

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ICYMI: Michigan’s comeback proven once again

The numbers are in. Michigan’s recovery efforts are working. According to the latest news reports, our unemployment rate, job creation, household income and the economy are improving and Michiganders are getting back on their feet. The Detroit News reported this week that household income increased significantly for the first time since before the recession in…

#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…

Honoring those who protect our communities and our country

Last week, the Michigan House commemorated the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks with a special ceremony. During the event, the House also honored the Michigan first responders killed in the line of duty during the last 365 days, as well as Jackson Prison Guard George W. Haight. Haight, who was poisoned by an inmate while…

Buy Nearby MI

#BuyNearby promotes keeping Michigan’s economy strong

Have you met the Buy Nearby Guy? He’s the big, blue, Michigan-shaped mascot of the Michigan Retailers Association’s Buy Nearby campaign that travels the state encouraging Michiganders to buy from local retailers like your neighbor’s boutique or your local farmers market. The Buy Nearby campaign is visiting the State Capitol Thursday to celebrate and promote “Get Caught…

The Great News State

Lately, it seems like the Great Lake State might need a new nickname: the Great News State. Even today, two Michigan cities, Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids, made the list of Top 100 Best Places to Live in America by Livability.com. Another news story from today showed the strong impact of Michigan exports on our…