Orange barrels signal start of construction throughout state

A few weeks ago, we detailed some of the news stories we’ve seen recently announcing road and bridge improvement projects set to take place across the state this summer, thanks to money set aside by Republican leadership. And now that construction season is in full swing, it’s exciting to see some of the new roads projects underway. Earlier…

#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…

Farm fresh and local: Capitol Farmers Market

Looking to grab some locally grown fruits and veggies when you’re visiting Lansing? Lucky for you there are three opportunities to get your fill of Michigan-grown produce right on the Capitol lawn. The Capitol Farmers Market showcases Michigan food and other agricultural products, with vendors from all over the state pitching their tents on the…

Michigan’s economy continues to rebound

We all know Michigan’s economy is rebounding — “Now Hiring” signs are popping up in window fronts across the state, unemployment numbers continue to drop and new businesses are bringing new jobs to our state almost daily. But it’s still nice to get confirmation that our state is continuing its resurgence, which is why Comerica…

Michigan’s comeback: Here, there, everywhere

Michigan’s comeback can been seen through a number of initiatives and programs – all designed to give each and every resident a brighter future – but there’s one thing each success story has in common: Republican leadership. This is another one of those stories. Today, the governor announced that six companies from China, Italy, Germany…

#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….

Movies, T.V. shows tell the story of Michigan’s brighter future

People around the country are getting a chance to experience our Great Lake State for themselves, thanks to a number of T.V. shows and movies hitting the big and small screens alike. In recent years, Michigan’s budding film and T.V. industry has grown, and television and feature film production are up. Everyone knows about the blockbusters that are…

‘OUT is IN’ during Parks and Recreation month

If Michiganders need another reason to enjoy the wonders the Great Lake state has to offer, July is ‘Parks and Recreation’ month as designated by the National Recreation and Parks Association. The month encourages children and adults to spend more time outside because nearly three in ten adults don’t spend any time outside daily according…